All employers are responsible for reporting employee wage and tax information to the IRS. Many employers use Form 941 to report this information each quarter. But, some eligible small business owners use Form 944 to report wages and taxes annually instead. Are you one of them? If so, you need to learn how to fill […]Read More How to Fill Out Form 944: Step-by-step Guide
If you have employees, you likely need to fill out and file Form 941 each quarter. Form 941 is jam-packed with different sections and calculations, which leaves room for errors. To avoid major mistakes, learn how to fill out Form 941 line by line.Read More How to Fill Out Form 941 (2023): Your Step-by-step Guide On the Form
“What’s your occupation?” Everybody gets this question—at the doctor’s office, when opening a new bank account, etc. People are curious. They want to know what it is exactly you do for a living. And if you’re an employer, the government wants to know what your employees do, too. To find out, federal and state agencies […]Read More SOC Codes and Mandatory Reporting: Does Your State Want Worker Classification Data?
If you’ve had employees for a while, you know the drill. Every year, you must prepare and send Forms W-2 to the proper parties, which typically includes the state. For on-time reporting, you need to know your state W-2 filing deadlines.Read More State W-2 Filing Deadlines [+ Chart]
If you’re a small business owner with employees, a significant portion of your business’s expenses goes toward paying wages. That’s why you should pay attention to your year-to-date (YTD) payroll expenses. What is year-to-date payroll?Read More What Is Year-to-date Payroll, and Why Does it Matter?
As the year comes to a close, you might be gung-ho about all the goals you want to achieve next year. But before you can get the ball rolling in the new year, you must wrap up some things in the current year—including your payroll.Read More A Year-end Payroll Checklist to Finish the Year Strong
As an employer, one of the biggest responsibilities you have is knowing which payroll forms to fill out. With so many forms out there, it can be difficult to know which apply to your business. Learn which IRS payroll forms your small business must file, due dates, and where to send each form.Read More 9 IRS Payroll Forms for Small Business
New employees must complete Form W-4 before they start working at your business. With Form W-4, employees input information that determines their federal income tax withholding, which allows you to run payroll. To adjust their withholding, employees must change W-4 forms.Read More Can Your Employees Change W-4 Forms?
Do you know how often you need to deposit federal income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes? You can’t deposit the taxes whenever you feel like. Your deposit frequency is based on a lookback period. So, what is a lookback period?Read More What’s Your Deposit Schedule for 2023? Look At Your Lookback Period for Forms 941 and 944
You’ve finished distributing Forms W-2. Just when you think you’re done, an employee comes up to you, hands you their form, and asks, Why are my W-2 Box 1 earnings less than my Box 3 and Box 5 earnings?Read More Form W-2 Box 1: A Guide for Navigating Through Confusing Discrepancies