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  • 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.

  • Payroll Mistakes that Benefit Employees

    February 13

    For employees, it’s almost as good as hitting the lottery–they open their paychecks or log on to their bank accounts and find extra money courtesy of the company. 

  • Do I Pay Corporate Taxes or Personal Income Taxes?

    February 10

    Ahh, it’s tax season. As Albert Einstein once said, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” But Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

  • How Do I Calculate Payroll Taxes? [Update]

    February 7

    Payroll taxes are federal, state and local taxes withheld from an employee's paycheck by the employer. These taxes consist of income taxes as well as Social Security and Medicare taxes, the latter two often referred to as "the payroll tax."

  • The W-2 Blueprint

    February 4

    We know that filling out a W-2 for your employees can be about as much fun as a root canal. All those tiny boxes that are hard to tell apart. A bunch of obscure rules you’re supposed to know. It’s easy to make a costly mistake or risk having it sent back to you because of an error.

  • What is in my W-2?

    February 3

    So many boxes, numbers, letters. Lots of blank spaces with tiny type above them asking about things like wages, Social Security, Medicare, tips, etc. What does it all mean? What goes in these boxes really? What is the control number and where is it located (see our description of Box D)?

  • Small Business Payroll Cost [Update]

    January 29

    When evaluating payroll services, the numerous options can be overwhelming. Ultimately, the price you pay will depend on your company’s specific needs. To get a better understanding of what to expect before contacting providers, let’s examine some typical services and fees associated with the cost of payroll.

  • Is a Payroll Service Worth the Cost for Your Small Business?

    January 16

    Now is a time of year when many businesses are considering signing up for a payroll service. Perhaps you’ve been doing payroll yourself and you’re tired of it, or you’ve hired on more employees, or you’ve been using a service that isn’t up to par.

  • Payroll Leap Year: Will it Benefit your Bank Account?

    January 9

    The last Leap Year was on February 29, 2012. The next one will come around on February 29, 2016.

  • The 2015 Small Business Year-end Tax Guide

    December 1

    The following guide will cover:

  • The 2014 Small Business Year-end Tax Guide

    December 12

    The following blog post will cover: