Category Archives: Payroll

Do I need to save payroll records?

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You may never have given too much thought to the saving of your payroll records. There will be many times that you need them. Here we will share with you our recommendations regarding the saving of your payroll records. We’ll consider the answers to these questions:. Why should you save your payroll records?  When should […]

What is the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act?

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On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA).  This law brings changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that PPP loan borrowers should be aware of. PPPFA changes the amount of funds to be spent on payroll to 60% The PPFA reduces the amount of the loan […]

What is the Employee Retention Credit?

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In a previous blog, we outlined a provision from the IRS to offer employers Payroll Tax Deferments as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Another recent provision made available through the IRS is the Employee Retention Credit. Here we will discuss the particulars on this type of relief. What […]

What is the Federal Payroll Tax Deferment?

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Many small businesses are applying for economic assistance through either EIDL or PPP loan programs. However, it seems that getting approval for these programs is taking longer than anticipated. What are some other ways that small business owners can get more immediate relief? As part of the CARES Act, employers can seek deferment of certain federal payroll […]

Employee or Contractor – How Do I Know?

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A common question from our clients is how to determine if a worker should be considered an employee or a contractor.  Typically, this issue comes up in the process of setting up a new business. Let’s explore some differences between employees and contractors to help you classify your workers properly. Why it matters Employees can […]

Challenge Accepted: Bring Order to My Messy Books [Part One]

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We are going to zero in on six different challenges that affect almost all business owners at some point in time. This will be an ongoing series called Challenge Accepted. Over the next couple of months, we will discuss each challenge and give you some ideas and solutions for each challenge you encounter. Here is […]

Construction Payroll- Gusto to the Rescue!

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We are continuing our series on those in the trades – specifically construction – and one area that those in the trades have special consideration is payroll. Payroll can feel hard. We get it. In the construction field, there are other factors to consider such as where your employees are, what jobs they are working […]

Get Ready for Year-End Bonuses!

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One of the most common methods of showing appreciation to staff is by issuing year-end bonuses. Your employees work very hard, and as a business owner, you want to reward their efforts.  While paying a bonus to your employees may sound simple, both federal and state agencies have rules regarding the taxability of these types […]

App Spotlight: Gusto

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Hiring your first employee is a major milestone in your business. Most business owners enjoy working with their team, but they don’t enjoy paying their employees. Why? Because payroll is complicated. With Gusto, it doesn’t have to be.  Gusto understands the common pain points of paying your employees and subcontractors. They remove those frustrations with a […]

Five Ways to Protect Your Cash

We work hard for our money, and the last thing we need is to have it disappear due to fraud, hackers, or identity theft. Some people have called 2013 the year of the hacker, which is worrisome. But you’re far more likely to experience risks with disgruntled or financially desperate employees and contractors. Mistakes happen, […]