The Payroll Blog
News, tips, and advice for small business owners
What is FICA Tax? (And Why Do I Have to Pay It?)
The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) is a federal law that requires employers to withhold three different types of employment taxes from their employees’ paychecks.Read More
Is a Payroll Service Worth the Cost for Your Small Business?
Managing payroll is often a task small business owners aren’t prepared to handle when opening their doors.Read More
The Basics of Value-Added Marketing
Value-added marketing is tricky, and knowing how to do it well can make or break a company, no matter what type of business they’re in.Read More
Should I Hire an Employee or Independent Contractor?
As a small business owner, hiring employees for your business can be more challenging, time-consuming, and overwhelming than you may have expected.Read More
Biweekly vs. Monthly Payroll: What You Need to Know
There are a few steps that go into getting payroll up and running for your small business. One of those important steps requires you to choose a payroll schedule that will determine when your employees will get paid.Read More
How to Turn a Side Hustle Into a Full-Time Small Business
In your spare time, you might have a hobby or a part-time gig that brings in extra cash or merely to spend time doing something that you really enjoy.Read More
How Much Should You Pay Your Nanny?
Once you decide to hire a nanny, it won’t be long before you start to think about how much to pay a nanny.Read More
The Top 5 Most Common Payroll Mistakes Among New Companies
When setting up payroll for your small business the first time, it’s common to feel overwhelmed and make some mistakes.Read More
Is It Illegal to Pay Employees Cash?
If you’re starting a new business or trying to support your employees during a difficult time and you’re wondering how to pay employees in the most efficient way possible, your mind may immediately jump to cash.Read More
White House Issues Guidelines for Opening Up America Again during COVID-19 Pandemic
Businesses that closed temporarily or had their operations curtailed by state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have been waiting for information on when is America opening again.Read More
Guidance Updates on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
As guidance becomes available from the federal government on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, this page will be updated when information is available to help businesses gain a better understanding about the legislation and how it will be implemented.Read More