Posts By : Eric Jones

How to Correct Year-End Payroll Information

Year-end payroll corrections are crucial for maintaining compliance with tax regulations and ensuring employees receive accurate tax documents. Errors such as incorrect Social Security numbers (SSNs), wrong names, issues with Third Party Sick Pay (3PSP), unreported cash bonuses, and changes in employee addresses can significantly impact tax filings.…

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ITINs vs. SSNs: Can I Work in the US?

If you're a non-U.S. citizen who is currently residing in the United States, you may be wondering whether or not you're eligible to work. From international students and temporary workers to immigrants and expatriates, many different populations of non-U.S. citizens share this same question.…

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Second Job or Part-Time Work & Federal Income Tax: Understanding Your W-2 and Pay Statement

It's important to remember that the IRS requires taxes to be paid on income earned from any source, including income from a second job or part-time work. If you have done any side work in the past year or are currently doing so, it's essential to understand how this may affect your income taxes.…

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Understanding Iowa's Updated Payroll Reporting Requirements: Essential Information for the Fiscal Year

As an employer operating in Iowa, it is crucial to stay informed about the state's payroll reporting requirements. This involves not only keeping up-to-date with new legislation but also adjusting your processes accordingly to ensure compliance.…

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Guidelines for Effective Payroll Audit Preparation

Preparing for a payroll audit can be complicated, especially if your payroll department isn't organized or ready to follow a set procedure. Payroll audit preparation doesn't have to be confusing or stressful. Having a checklist in place can simplify the process.…

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Common Payroll Challenges and Solutions for the Upcoming Fiscal Year

Payroll challenges can cause various problems for small and medium-sized businesses, but using effective payroll management techniques can help your business stay compliant. Streamlining payroll processes and engaging in fiscal year payroll planning is important. Using payroll software for SMBs is another way to avoid common payroll pitfalls.…

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Iowa Payroll Compliance Checklist: A Must-Have for Businesses

Running a business in Iowa means ensuring you're staying in compliance with federal tax laws and state-specific ones. Specifically, business owners and payroll managers need to make sure that they are following all Iowa payroll regulations and keeping detailed records for each employee to avoid fines, penalties, and other issues down the road.…

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Creating a Workplace Winter Weather Policy

Your workplace needs policies to ensure that managers and staff behave consistently as they go about their workday. Having a workplace winter weather policy, known as an inclement weather policy, is important because it ensures that even when weather and other external factors impact employees and business operations, everyone who works at your office will know what to do.…

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Attendance and PTO Scheduling Best Practices Around the Holidays

As the festive season rolls in, businesses must navigate employees’ varying requests for time off. This can be challenging for almost every business that doesn’t entirely shut down at year’s end, and is especially difficult in sectors like retail and travel. Navigating this period successfully requires a strategic approach to holiday PTO scheduling practices, keeping operational efficiency and …

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Master Year-End Payroll Like a Pro

As the year draws to its end, small businesses face the annual challenge of closing their books and getting ready for tax season. With several crucial deadlines and compliance requirements, year-end payroll can often be overwhelming.…

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