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How to Calculate Payroll Tax

How to Calculate Payroll Taxes

Being a small business owner means you are in charge of handling taxes for your employees. Before giving employees their paychecks, you are required to withhold payroll and income taxes. Knowing how to calculate payroll taxes is an important part of being a business owner.

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What Is Form SS-8?

What Is Form SS-8?

As a business owner, you might hire workers to help streamline your business processes. When you bring someone on board, one of your responsibilities is to decide whether they are an independent contractor or employee. If you have trouble with this determination, you can file Form SS-8. What is Form SS-8?

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What Forms Do New Employees Need to Fill Out?

What Forms Do New Employees Need to Fill Out?

Before hiring your first employee, you need to register for things like an Employer Identification Number (EIN), state tax accounts, and workers’ compensation insurance. After your registration responsibilities are complete, you can begin hiring employees. But, there are required forms for new employees. What forms do new employees need to fill out?

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How to Manage Payroll for Small Business Owners

How to Manage Payroll for Small Business Owners

There’s nothing like starting your own small business. Being your own boss means you choose how to run things, and it lets you see your ideas come to life. But, you have a million and one things on your plate. You might decide to hire new employees to streamline business operations. When you become an […]

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Roth IRA vs. Roth 401(k)

Roth 401(k) vs. Roth IRA: What Is the Difference?

Are you thinking about offering retirement plans at your small business? There are a lot of retirement options to choose from. Two common retirement plans for employees are individual retirement arrangement/account (IRA) plans and 401(k) plans. Maybe you are considering establishing a Roth, or post-tax contribution, retirement plan. What is the difference between Roth IRA […]

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Types of Payment Options

4 Types of Payment You Might Consider for Employees

Small business owners have the freedom to decide the payment methods to offer their employees. When it comes to running payroll, you have a number of methods to choose from. You can pay employees with written or printed checks, direct deposit, payroll cards, or cash. But, certain types of payment might be better for your […]

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Equal Pay Laws by State

Equal Pay Laws by State

There are many laws in the workplace that govern employers and employees. You need to be sure you are in compliance with federal and state laws at all times as a small business owner. One prominent issue today is equal pay between men and women. Federal law and equal pay laws by state aim to […]

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When Does Direct Deposit Go Through?

When Does Direct Deposit Go Through?

You might have decided that you will pay some or all of your employees via direct deposit. Direct deposit helps simplify the amount of work you need to do when it comes to paying employees. But, employees might ask you when they should expect their wages to be deposited. When does direct deposit go through?

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Family Status Change

How to Update Payroll for an Employee With a Family Status Change

Your employees might have a change in family status while at your small business. An employee could get married, or another might give birth to a child. When your employees have a family status change, you need to update payroll records.

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Rehiring former employees

What You Need to Know About Rehiring Former Employees

Sometimes, you lose great employees. An employee could accept a new job offer, retire, be laid off, or move away. Whatever the case may be, there might come a time when you consider rehiring former employees. Read on to learn about the pros and cons of rehiring former employees. And, if you decide to rehire […]

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