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10 Complexities Employers May Encounter in the Payroll Process

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Apr 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Employers who’ve processed payroll any amount of time are probably already aware that it can be extremely complicated. Calculating payroll taxes, managing deductions, navigating payroll software and keeping up with payroll reports are just some of the headaches that surround managing payroll. In addition, employers can run into conflicts with federal and state labor laws, which can lead to wage violations if not handled correctly. Here are answers to 10 complex scenarios employers may encounter while handling payroll.

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Topics: Payroll

Employer Guide: 4 Things to Look for in a Payroll Company

Posted by Anna Leo Holder. MBA on Mar 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to managing payroll and human resources, it’s easy for business owners to become overwhelmed. After all, there’s a lot more involved than just paying employees. Running payroll involves managing time and attendance, making detailed calculations and filing and remitting payroll taxes throughout the year.

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Topics: Payroll

How to Calculate Payroll Taxes to Avoid Penalties in 2019

Posted by Dana Spinello, CPA on Feb 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Since most business owners don’t go into business to process payroll, many find themselves struggling to learn how to calculate payroll taxes and avoid the stiff penalties that come with making payroll tax mistakes. Penalties can be steep and get more expensive as time goes on in the following scenarios:

  • When employers don’t pay taxes
  • When employers pay taxes late
  • When employers don’t follow tax guidelines
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Topics: Payroll, payroll tax

5 Payroll Tax Changes to Know in 2019

Posted by Dana Spinello, CPA on Feb 12, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Payroll taxes are one of the most complicated parts of paying employees, and one of the easiest areas to make a mistake. As a standard, an employee’s paycheck consists of federal income tax, Social Security and Medicare. If an employer conducts business in a state with state income tax withholding, he or she will need to withhold state income tax as well.

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Topics: Payroll

5 Ways a PEO Payroll Provides Value

Posted by Nannette Madera, PHR on Feb 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Ever heard of a PEO payroll? The acronym stands for Professional Employer Organization, an organization that provides comprehensive solutions for employers in the areas of payroll, human resources, employee benefits and insurance. The team of experts at a PEO not only helps relieve the burden of HR administration, but also helps mitigate risk by keeping business owners in compliance with federal, state and local regulations .   

 

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Topics: Payroll

What All Employers Should Know About Payroll Changes in 2019

Posted by Nannette Madera, PHR on Jan 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

With every new year comes a new round of payroll and tax regulations. Adding these to the federal, state and local laws that are already in the books, can easily overwhelm business owners of all sizes. Those who run a small business, with limited human resources staff, may find the challenge of complying with ever-changing payroll and employment regulations even more daunting.

When it comes to running payroll, compliance is key. Whether employers or administrators use payroll software to process online payroll or outsource payroll services, here are three areas where changes may affect payroll in 2019.

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Topics: Payroll

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