The Payroll Blog
News, tips, and advice for small business owners
What Are Estimated Quarterly Taxes?
Making estimated tax payments quarterly allows small business owners, one-person businesses, the self-employed or independent contractors to pay taxes as income is earned rather than submitting one large lump sum every year in April.Read More
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?
At some point, you may be faced with an important question: is it best to hire an employee or independent contractor?Read More
Biweekly vs. Monthly Payroll: What You Need to Know
Whether you get to choose your payroll schedule or the state decides for you, you’ll want to fully understand how the pay period will work for your business and employees.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
What is the Employee Retention Credit? How It Works and What Businesses Qualify
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law in late March, provides economic relief to businesses and individuals.Read More
Is It Illegal to Pay Employees Cash?
While cash may be king, it’s not the ideal method for payroll.Read More