Go to the Systems Utilities module, Data Entry tab and select Initialize Payroll Earnings and Deductions. Select an employee; enter the last date the employee was paid from the old system, and the check number used by the old system. Click on the “Deductions” tab and enter any deduction description (i.e. union dues, NYS retirement etc.). Now enter the type and total y-t-d amount of the respective deduction. Click on the “Taxes” tab and enter the Federal, State, FICA, and Medicare amounts. Be sure to specify the State as NY and FICA and Medicare as “1” (under Jurisdiction).