The 4 Essentials of the 1095

May 11, 2015 I have some version of the conversation below at least a dozen times a week. It continues to surprise me how few business owners have had someone take the time to simply explain to them what “1095 reporting” is and what they need to be doing about it. I’ve broken the 1095 […]

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Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

February 10, 2015 Your first time filing taxes as a small business owner can be intimidating. The process should go fairly smoothly if you have been keeping immaculate records throughout the year and have taken the time to familiarize yourself with the tax provisions and credits that apply to your situation. However, even if you […]

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Tips for Employers Outsourcing Their Payroll

January 20, 2015 Outsourcing your payroll and related taxes to a payroll services company can save you, as a business owner, a great deal of worry, time, and money. Payroll services companies can not only handle everything to do with your employee’s paychecks, leave accrual, and benefits deductions, but file and pay your related taxes, […]

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Outsourcing your Business Taxes

December 2, 2014 The decision to hire a payroll services provider to handle your company’s payroll brings with it many benefits. One such benefit is the relief that comes with knowing that you have a professional handling the withholding of Social Security, Medicare, and income taxes for all of your employees. As you may be […]

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Justifying Self-Service Technology

August 13, 2014 In this increasingly high-tech world with so much of what we do computerized, it is not surprising to have employees demand access to human resources options online. One item that is particularly in demand is the ability to complete and submit a timesheet over the internet. If you are a Human Resources […]

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Pay Secrecy in the Workplace

August 6, 2014 In August 2013, New York City clothing salesman Wade Groom made the news, claiming the company Lacoste fired him from his job for posting a picture of his paycheck on Instagram, captioned by a statement that he was only making enough to live in a “third world apartment.” While the company did […]

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Top Three Payroll Practices for Multinational Organizations

June 11, 2014 Having timely and accurate payroll services in accordance with the law is critical for any company, but for international organizations, accomplishing this is even more complex. Since 2006, business consulting company The Hackett Group has worked with the American Payroll Association to conduct yearly global payroll performance studies. Based on their observations, […]

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Bonus Checks

May 21, 2014 If your business will be issuing bonus checks to employees for the first time, you may be wondering the best way to go about it. Should you include the bonus as part of a regular paycheck, or issue a completely separate bonus check? In the end, issuing a separate bonus check is […]

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Payroll Tax Responsibilities for Employers

May 14, 2014 If you are starting a business in which you will have even one employee, it is very important that you educate yourself immediately on your legal responsibilities pertaining to the withholding, reporting, and payment of payroll taxes. In regards to payroll taxes, not being in compliance with the law can quickly result […]

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Uncashed Payroll Checks

May 7, 2014 While this may not happen frequently, as a business owner you may end up with an unclaimed or uncashed payroll check. If you do, it is important to know the money is not yours to keep. When an employee fails to cash a payroll check, it becomes abandoned property, also known as […]

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How Your Business Type Determines Your Payroll Needs

April 29, 2014 If you are considering outsourcing your payroll, you may be confused about just where to start. Similar to purchasing a car, when you are looking at investing in payroll services you will find both basic packages and highly upgraded models. Below is an overview to help you determine where you should start […]

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The Benefits of Having Access to Your Payroll Away From Your Desk

April 17, 2014 Is your current payroll system only accessible from a work computer? Is the software you are using for your payroll services out of date and/or slowing down your computer? Do you feel like your desk is covered in paperwork pertaining to payroll services with no end in sight? Do you find yourself […]

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