The Payroll Blog
News, tips, and advice for small business owners
Should You File a Tax Extension?
Tax season tends to be a time of the year that individuals, and small business owners, don’t look forward to. Taxes can be confusing, mistakes are costly, and making sure you have all the proper paperwork can be time-consuming.Read More
How to Calculate Unemployment Tax Withholding
What are payroll taxes? Payroll taxes are federal, state and local taxes withheld from an employee's paycheck by the employer.Read More
Ready for Your Close-up? GlamourGals Opens the Door to Seniors in Isolation.
In this season 2 episode of Back of the Napkin, social entrepreneur Rachel Doyle, owner of GlamourGals, merges makeovers and service to bring joy to isolated seniors. Listen to the episode.Read More
Roasting High-Quality Coffee and Serving the Post-Prison Population with Pete Leonard.
In this season 1 episode of Back of the Napkin , Pete Leonard, owner of I Have A Bean Coffee Co in Wheaton, IL, shares how a trip to Brazil and a smoke-filled backyard started an obsession for roasting coffee, and how a personal experience changed his perspective on the post-prison population.Read More
Does Salary Impact Employee Engagement?
“Money can’t buy happiness.” Researchers have spent a lot of time understanding how money affects people, and at what point will they be happy.Read More
Understanding Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is one of the keys to business success. Studies have shown that engaged employees produce higher quality work, treat customers better, and are more likely to stay at their jobs and continue to grow and deliver those strong business results.Read More
Employee Retention Tax Credit Extended to End of 2021 by American Rescue Plan Act
In the past 12 months, beginning in April 2020 with the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) provision has been impacted by two other laws.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
President Signs $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
With the signing of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 by President Biden on March 11, 2021, many provisions from previously enacted stimulus legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic will be impacted.Read More
What is FICA Tax? (And Why Do I Have it on My Paycheck?)
The Federal Insurance Contribution Act, introduced in the 1930s, requires employers and employees to contribute to Medicare and Social Security programs. Commonly referred to as FICA, these taxes are automatically deducted from employee paychecks and matched by employers.Read More
SurePayroll Recognized for Customer Service Excellence in Financial Services with 12th Consecutive Stevie® Award
The small business payroll services provider earns a silver award for its U.S.-based contact center.Read More