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Money Matters | Payroll Taxes, Explained

March 20, 2017
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How are Payroll Taxes Calculated? – Federal Income Taxable Wages

Mark Twain once asked, “What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector?”  His answer, “The taxidermist only takes your skin.” Sometimes, it can feel like we’re slowly being skinned as we see our precious earnings taken away in payroll taxes. How do we know that the amount taken for federal withholding is […]

Money Matters | Payroll Taxes, Explained

February 8, 2017
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W-2 Email Scam Continues to Affect Businesses

Businesses’ HR and payroll departments are the targets of a W-2 email scam, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).    The IRS reissued a warning about a W-2 email scam that is targeting payroll and human resources (HR) departments. It’s critical that payroll and HR officials double-check all unusual and executive-level requests for lists […]

Money Matters | Payroll Taxes, Explained

February 1, 2017
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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 […]

Money Matters | Payroll Taxes, Explained

January 19, 2017
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New Worker: Employee or Independent Contractor?

As businesses grow, staffing needs increase. Should an organization hire an employee or independent contractor? To answer this question on small business compliance, we’ve created a three-part blog series on classifying employees. First, we’ll look at how to apply the common law test to avoid negative tax consequences.   There are important distinctions between an […]

Money Matters | Payroll Taxes, Explained

January 5, 2017
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Your W-2 – An Accurate Reflection of You?

While it may be tradition to toast the year goodbye with an eggnog, may I suggest another year-end tradition that can make your new year more efficient and stress free? As we say goodbye to 2016, it’s a great idea to review your personal payroll information, which is used to generate form W-2. Form W-2 […]

Money Matters | Payroll Taxes, Explained

December 14, 2016
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Holiday Bonuses Make Employees Jolly!

Payroll and tax considerations for year-end bonuses It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year, and in the workplace, the holidays often mean year-end or holiday employee bonuses. While this is a celebratory time, there are significant tax considerations for these earnings. Gift cards and awards also must be included in employee wages and it […]

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