The Payroll Blog
News, tips, and advice for small business owners
How to Complete Form 941 in 5 Simple Steps
As a small business, you have a long to-do list. Completing tax forms is probably not at the top. However, you should understand what tax forms apply to your business or else you could face steep IRS penalties. But, how can you keep up with so many forms with nonsensical names such as W-2, W-4, 1099 or 941?Read More
5 Things to Include in Your Nanny Contract
Choosing to hire a nanny involves a lot of steps. Once you hire a nanny, one of your first steps should be creating a contract to ensure that you and your nanny are on the same page about how this position is expected to run. As you build a contract for you and your nanny to sign, there are some details you’ll never forget to ask.Read More
5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
While filing taxes can be a painful, time-consuming task, one thing that people don’t get mad about during tax season is receiving a refund.Read More
Background Checks and Employee Screening for Your Nanny
When choosing to hire a nanny or another household employee, there are many steps involved. The first beginning with who you are going to bring into your home, which is a decision you don’t want to take lightly. While you should be conducting interviews and asking for referrals, you will want to take things a step further by purchasing a background check for your potential household employee. People can say anything about their skills, experience, and behaviors, but you can’t always trust that.Read More
What are Wage Garnishments?
A wage garnishment is “any legal or equitable procedure where an employer withholds some portion of a person's earnings for the payment of debt.”Read More
How to Update Your 401(k) Plan in 2019
As a small business owner, offering a 401(k) plan for your employees is one of the best benefits you can offer. While saving for retirement is something your employees know they should be doing, they may not actually be participating in your 401(k) plan. If low 401(k) participation is a problem for your small business, download the recording for our webinar, 6 Ways to Improve and Update Your Retirement Plan in 2019, to learn how to get your employees invested.Read More
SurePayroll Wins 11th Straight Stevie Award for Customer Service
We’re ridiculously proud of our Customer Service team today for winning their 11th straight Stevie Award, garnering a Gold for 2019 Contact Center of the Year for Financial Services in the 16th Annual American Business Awards®.Read More
What's the Cost of Losing an Employee?
There is no better feeling than bringing a new employee into your company. You’re positive that he or she will have a huge impact on productivity, efficiency, and of course, your bottom line.Read More
How Do I Choose a Legal Structure for My Small Business?
When starting a small business, there are many things that you are going to have to consider and important decisions you’ll have to make in order to get your business up and running. One of these decisions that you won’t want to take lightly is choosing a legal structure. As a small business owner, there are several options to choose from, with pros and cons for each depending on your business goals.Read More
5 Payroll Mistakes to Avoid in 2019
With 2019 in full swing, there’s no better time than now to review your payroll system to ensure that everything is in good working order.Read More
4 Things to Add to Your 2019 To-Do List
There’s nothing better than the feeling of a new year. While you’re resolutions and best intentions may have dipped a little in the last month, it’s not too late to re-focus and take control of your business.Read More