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.

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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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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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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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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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September 7, 2017

Alleviating Year End Payroll Stress with the Special Accounting Rule

Use the Special Accounting Rule to relieve future Year End Stress As we find ourselves rounding the curve into the latter half of 2017, it’s the ideal time to start forecasting for the many to-dos that come with the quickly approaching year’s end. While the final calendar months are laden with fun, it also comes […]

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July 10, 2017

How are Payroll Taxes Calculated? – State Disability Insurance

In my recent posts, we’ve discussed how payroll taxes are calculated across many different areas; state income taxes, social security and medicare taxes, federal income tax withholding and more. Today we’ll dive into state disability insurance (SDI) and how it is calculated. The five states listed below are the five that have a form of […]

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