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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 […]

Zenefits Payroll Software - Now Available

March 1, 2017
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Zenefits Payroll: Now Available in NY, NJ, CT, AZ, and CO

We’re pleased to announce that Zenefits Payroll software is now available to businesses in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Arizona, and Colorado. Our payroll service – which is also available in California, Texas, Florida, and Washington – connects to your HR, benefits, time off, and hours worked, making it dramatically simpler to keep payroll up-to-date. […]

Employee Leave of Absence (LOA)

February 17, 2017
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Everything You Need to Know About Employee Leave

Employee leave of absence (LOA) is always a timely topic for human resources (HR) professionals. It’s one of those topics that can be addressed with the help of payroll software, but it also requires an understanding of the legal requirements. Keeping track of all these types of leaves, as well as knowing what is required of you, […]

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 […]

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