Matthew Keller

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Matthew Keller

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.

Understanding your W2 forms

March 12, 2018

Decoding Your W2 Forms with a Payroll Expert | Part 1: Boxes 1 through 9

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 […]

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Understanding your W2 forms

January 31, 2018

How Does the New Tax Overhaul Impact Payroll and Your Paycheck?

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 […]

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Understanding your W2 forms

January 8, 2018

Hiring an independent contractor: what forms do I need?

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 […]

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Understanding your W2 forms

December 19, 2017

Finish Your Payroll on a High Note

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 […]

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Understanding your W2 forms

November 20, 2017

LLC, C Corp or S Corp? How to Decide the Best Business Structure for You

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 […]

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Understanding your W2 forms

October 6, 2017

Understanding Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) & How to Tackle Making Changes

Whether you’re building a business for the first or seasoned by years of experience, there are a myriad of terms to know when it comes to remain in compliance. Whether you’re brushing up on your knowledge or navigating employer waters for the first time, we’re here to break down complex processes to make kicking off […]

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