Matthew Keller is a Senior Payroll Specialist at Zenefits who authors our "Money Matters" column. With 20+ years of experience in payroll and accounting, Matt wants to help customers navigate frequent law changes, taxes, and more.
While tax forms and laws continue to evolve, the W2 form is one piece of the process that has stayed relatively consistent. In part 1 of this two-part series, I attempted to demystify the W2 forms by exploring and explaining boxes 1 through 9. Let’s continue this exploration by reviewing the rest of the W2 […]
Personal taxes are intimidating. The rules are unnecessarily complex, difficult to understand, and many of them will change before you file your next round of taxes in 2019. However, one document that has stayed fairly consistent, and will most likely continue to do so, is form W2. This form is required by your employers to […]
The sweeping tax bill (H.R. 1) signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 22, 2017, will impact almost every area of taxation, including corporations, pass-through businesses, and individuals. How will the tax bill impact payroll and your paycheck? Employers and employees can expect to see changes to wage withholding in 2018 because of […]
In my last blog post, I wrote about the important first step of determining a worker’s status. Once you’ve hired an independent contractor, there are some important considerations to ensure your payroll processes are up-to-date. Here are some important independent contractor forms that businesses should have on file: Form W-9 Form W-9, the Request for Taxpayer […]
No matter if you reflect on 2017 with fondness or are happy to have the past 12 months in your rearview, it’s safe to say that finishing the year on a high note is a shared goal amongst teams. From a payroll perspective, a big step in the annual wrap-up process is to make sure […]
There are so many exciting things that come with starting a business. While it can seem overwhelming at first, there’s a lot of joy to be had in bringing your hard work to life. As I wrote about previously, one of the first steps in getting a business off of the ground is to obtain an […]