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  • IRS Cracks Down on Expense Reports: Are You Ready?

    September 11

    Employees who travel a lot for business – executives and owners – are juicy targets for an auditor. The IRS is cracking down on expense reports and determining that some reimbursements you receive may be taxable.

  • 4 Fall Tax Tips for the Small Business Owner

    September 10

    With the fall season closing in, it won’t be long before the end of the year is here. Rather than save all tax related questions, concerns, and responsibilities for December and January, now is the time to review your situation.

  • The Rise of the Machines: Payroll in the Early 1900s

    September 9

    What event made payroll more recognizable to us in 2010 than anything in 20th century history? Go ahead and take a guess.

  • How the New Overtime Rules Could Impact Your Business

    September 9

    Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued their Final Overtime Rule that will become effective on December 1, 2016. ​

  • Calculating Payroll Taxes 101 - [UPDATED]

    September 9

    For many employees, payday is up there with Christmas and birthdays — but even better since it comes around more than once a year. For employers, on the other hand, payday can be a never-ending and sometimes pretty stressful responsibility. While payroll services and software are readily available, employers may still have to devote a good chunk of time and grit to comply with both employment and tax laws to make sure payroll flows smoothly each pay period. Thankfully, there are some general guidelines to follow when it comes to basic payroll calculations.

  • Payroll in 1800s America

    September 8

    In the Wild West, Jose Estrada, paymaster for a mining copy in California, wasn’t just cutting checks in the frontier. In 1821, he received what many scholars believe to be the first polio vaccination in the America. All in a day’s work for an exploratory paymaster.

  • Powdered Wigs, Palfrey, and Pierce: Payroll in the 1700s

    September 7

    A pope opposed slavery. A kite, a key, and a forefather proved lightning is electricity. A revolution in France sparked the best of times and the worst of times. A new nation was born in Independence Hall and forged in a battle that pitted democracy against monarchy.

  • Small Business Owners: Prepare for These Tax Changes

    September 2

    Tax season may be many months away, but before you know it the calendar will turn and April 15th will be staring you in the face.

  • The Difference Between Tax Penalties and Interest

    August 18

    Many taxpayers lump together penalties and interest, thinking that they are the same thing. However, nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Are you Eligible for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit?

    July 27

    As a small employer, your company may be eligible for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. With this tax credit, saving money is a real possibility. Here is an example shared by the IRS:

  • Differences between bi-weekly and semi-monthly payrolls

    July 18

    When setting up your payroll, another decision you have to make is paying employees as often as weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly or monthly. Your choice has ramifications for your accounting department — and for your employees.

  • The Impact of Fringe Benefits

    June 17

    In the business world, employee compensation has never been as simple as paying a standard salary or hourly wage. There always have been extra compensation, commonly known as fringe benefits, in addition to your regular payroll.

  • Payroll Challenges: Are You Tackling These with Success?

    June 8

    As a business owner, questions related to payroll are sure to move to the forefront from time to time. While some owners opt to handle this task in-house, others understand the benefits of hiring a professional.

  • The Limitations of Payroll Software

    June 4

    As the saying goes: There are two sides to every coin. This statement is particularly meaningful in the discussion of payroll software. On one side of the coin, payroll software provides a number of benefits to businesses, such as greater efficiency and a reduction in the likelihood of errors – this is a good thing, since a handful of particular errors can lead to hefty fines from Uncle Sam.

  • End the Grind: Tips for Efficient Payroll Processing

    May 29

    Payroll processing may not be the most glamorous aspect of a business, but it’s a complex and extremely necessary element of a successful operation. Because payroll has a specific level of importance within a company – large or small – a certain amount of respect is in order regarding the intricacies involved.

  • Commonly Overlooked Payroll Mistakes

    May 8

    With the growth of online payroll services, it is easier than ever for small businesses to avoid mistakes. Even though you may have the best technology in place, it doesn’t mean you are completely out of the woods. Regardless of your company size or industry, there are steps you must take to avoid mistakes and ensure that your payroll is 100 percent accurate.

  • Top 10 Payroll Mistakes: Part 1

    April 12

    Payroll is a task every small business owner has to deal with, one way or the other. It’s often a tedious burden and the complexity of it sometimes leads to mistakes. In talking to our customers, we’ve learned a lot about the challenges people face both doing payroll themselves and working with other payroll providers.

  • Avoiding the Top Small Business Tax Pitfalls

    March 14

    Ensuring you don’t fall victim to these tax traps will help you avoid hefty IRS fines, whether you’re just starting out or running your business day-to-day.

  • Top 10 Tips for Launching Your Startup and Building a Payroll

    March 3

    It starts with an idea—and often times it stops there. How many times have you heard someone talk about a great idea for a product or business, a startup?  Turning that great idea into a business takes determination, passion, creativity and endurance—among other things.  In fact, the entrepreneur’s path is the road less traveled with twists and turns; pivots and pirouettes; and stops and starts.  Starting a business is riddled with risks and rewards—and it’s not for the faint of heart.

  • Top 3 Home Business Deduction Questions

    February 25

    As a small business owner, there are many tax tips you can follow in the new year. With the April tax filing deadline closing in, now is the time to get organized and to answer any questions that may be on your mind.