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Don’t Forget to Collect State W-4 Forms from New Hires

When you hire new employees, you need to collect information to verify employment eligibility and run payroll. Federal Forms W-4 and I-9 are just the beginning when it comes to new employee forms. You may also need to collect state-specific forms, including your state’s W-4. What is the state W-4 form?

What Is SUTA Tax? Definition, Employer Obligations, & More

When you become an employer, you add a lot of things to your plate, like running payroll. And, one of your employer responsibilities with payroll is withholding certain taxes, such as SUTA tax. But, what is SUTA tax?

Form I-9 In a Nutshell: Sections, How to Fill Out, and More

Hiring new employees can be super exciting. But with great new employees comes great responsibilities. As an employer, you’re responsible for onboarding new hires. Not to mention, you need to collect new hire paperwork, including Form I-9, from your workers.

Keep reading to learn all about Form I-9, including a breakdown of the form’s different sections and common Form I-9 errors to avoid.

What Are Payroll Liabilities?

A business owner without liabilities is like a house without a door—you just don’t see it. And if you’re an employer, one of your many liabilities revolves around payroll. You can’t neglect or delay paying your payroll liabilities, or you may face disgruntled employees, IRS penalties, and upset payroll service providers. So, what are payroll liabilities?

With This Guide, You’ll Be Reading and Understanding Form W-2 Like a Pro

As an employer, you’re responsible for withholding taxes from your employees’ wages and reporting the amount to the government. And in order for employees to file their individual tax returns, you need to show them how much you withheld during the year. So, how do you do that? You need Form W-2.

Ready to get a firm grasp on this whole Form W-2 thing? Read on to learn and understand Form W-2.

Updates to the Income Tax Withholding Tables and What You Need to Know

Like past years, the IRS released changes to the income tax withholding tables for 2020. In addition to new wage brackets, there are significant changes to how employers will handle tax withholding. These changes are in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

How’s Your Small Business Handling Religious Accommodation?

If you’re like most employers, you’re likely required to comply with equal employment opportunity (EEO) responsibilities. One responsibility you may have is granting reasonable accommodations to employees with medical issues or disabilities.

Along with accommodating employees’ medical needs, you might also need to give them religious accommodations. Read on to learn the answer to what is religious accommodation and how you can comply.

HSA vs. FSA: What’s the Difference?

Offering employees attractive benefits is a great way to improve engagement and retention. FSAs and HSAs are healthcare plans that cover medically-related expenses not included under a traditional health plan. Do you know the difference between HSA vs. FSA?

Payroll Articles 2019 | Year in Review With Patriot Software

With so much payroll information and so little time, it can be difficult to keep up as a business owner. Luckily, Patriot’s payroll blog has the answers to your most-asked payroll-related questions.

Interested in seeing our most popular payroll articles from this year? Check out our top 10 most-read payroll articles 2019.

Switching Payroll Companies: A How-to for the “How-come I Didn’t Switch Earlier?”

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