payroll

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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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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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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Salary vs. Hourly: Breaking Down Compensation Models

If you're trying to determine whether offering your employees hourly pay or salary is more beneficial, it's important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of both compensation methods. Hourly employees are compensated for the specific hours they work, which is ideal for businesses that require in-person attendance. Retail, food service and hospitality industries often choose to pay their …

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Why a Strong Payroll Provider Relationship is Essential for Long-term Success

An effective and reliable payroll is one of the essential components of most businesses. Employees rely on payroll to get paid, while managers rely on their payroll service to ensure that everyone, from part-time seasonal workers to seasoned employees, can get what they need for doing a job well done.…

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The Role of Payroll in Reducing New Hire Turnover

Payroll plays an essential role in employee satisfaction. This is true of all employees but particularly true with new employees who do not yet have loyalty or an investment in their new company. When a company can offer their new employee a competitive compensation package, good benefits, and a partnership with a capable, competent payroll service, it's easier for them to stay satisfied in their …

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Can I Really Process Payroll from the Beach?

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably heard that technology has gotten so good that you can do your job from anywhere, including processing payroll. But has it gotten so good that you can process payroll while lounging on the beach?…

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