When you have employees, your responsibility isn’t just to pay them. You also need to pay the IRS their share, too. How often you pay the IRS depends on your payroll tax deposit schedule. But, not all employers follow the same schedule. Your schedule, and thus payroll tax deposit due dates, depends on the type […]Read More What’s Your Payroll Tax Deposit Schedule? If You’re Not Sure, Read This
Whenever you cut a check for an employee, the employee isn’t the only one receiving money. You must withhold payroll taxes from employee wages and remit them to the proper agencies. Depending on the payroll tax, you must match employee contributions. But, not all payroll taxes are created equally. So, who pays payroll taxes? Is […]Read More Who Pays Payroll Taxes? (+ Cheatsheet)
Like past years, the IRS is working on changes to the income tax withholding tables for 2023. When released, use these updated tables to calculate federal income tax on employee wages in 2023. In addition to the annual tax rate and bracket changes, employers can still use the optional computational bridge released in 2021.Read More Updates to the Income Tax Withholding Tables and What You Need to Know
You must withhold the right amount of taxes on employee wages when paying employees. But what if you need to pay an independent contractor? To keep tax information straight between independent contractors and employees, you need to know the difference between Form W-9 vs. W-4. Read on for the scoop.Read More Form W-9 vs. W-4: What Are the Right Forms for Employees and Contractors?
If you have employees, you have responsibilities—one of which is to obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN). But, that’s not the only identifying number you need. More than likely, you also need a state tax ID number.Read More State Tax ID: What Is It, How to Apply, & Beyond
Want to encourage employees to sport your company’s apparel? Or, looking for an employee benefit that’s appealing to new hires? You may consider offering employee discounts. Employee discount programs for small business come with several business benefits, like increased retention and sales. But before offering them, understand what qualifies as an employee discount and whether […]Read More Employee Discounts: A Morale & Sale Boost in One
Tax withholding may not be the most glamorous part of being a business owner. But if you have employees, it’s part of the job. In addition to federal income tax withholding, you may also need to handle state income tax withholding. Unlike federal income tax, state income tax rules and rates vary by state. So, […]Read More What Is State Income Tax?
As an employer, you’re responsible for many different payroll taxes, including FUTA tax (aka, federal unemployment tax). But in some cases, you may not be responsible for paying FUTA tax. In fact, some businesses are exempt from the tax altogether. Get to know all about FUTA tax exemption and whether or not your business has […]Read More “Do I Need to Pay That?” All About FUTA Tax Exemption
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: Your Step-by-step Guide On the 2022 Form
Employers often have minors on their payroll. Children might work for you during the summer or after school. There are some important things you must remember when you hire children, such as child labor laws. You must also remember to withhold taxes from the wages of children on payroll.Read More How to Handle Tax Withholding for Children on Payroll