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What does the average worker know about the details of their paycheck?

on Aug 11, 2017 7:15:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll
As a payroll company, we're obviously experts on paychecks. One day we started having a debate about how much we knew - or didn't know - about our paychecks before we started working in the payroll industry. So we decided to do some research to learn what the average person knows what goes in and out of their paychecks.
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How to set up direct deposit

on Aug 9, 2017 10:40:45 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources
Direct deposit is an electronic payment of wages sent directly to your employee's bank account(s), as opposed to a physical check. And it's quickly becoming the most popular way employees are choosing to be paid their wages. We're going to explain how to set up direct deposit, and we even have a Direct Deposit Authorization Form available for free download.
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The NY Paid Family Leave Policy Outline | Free template download

on Aug 1, 2017 11:43:41 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Insurance Paid Family Leave
The New York Paid Family Leave law - which takes effect on January 1, 2018 - requires all qualifying employers to provide "proper written guidance" to all of their employees about the new law. This article will focus on the policy outline employers must update their employee handbooks with, to explain the law in greater detail.
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The NY Paid Family Leave Employee Notification Letter | Free template download

on Aug 1, 2017 11:19:58 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll Paid Family Leave
The New York Paid Family Leave law - which takes effect on January 1, 2018 - requires all qualifying employers to provide "proper written guidance" to all of their employees about the new law. This article will focus on the initial letter employers must send to their employees to explain the law in broad strokes.
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Table: 2016 and 2017 state UI wage bases

on Jul 28, 2017 7:37:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Payroll Insurance
State unemployment insurance taxes are based on a percentage of the taxable wages an employer pays.  The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) requires that each state's taxable wage base must at least equal the FUTA wage base of $7,000 per employee, although most states' wage bases exceed the required amount. Some states apply various formulas to determine the taxable wage base, others use a percentage of the state's average annual wage, and many simply follow the FUTA wage base.
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How to notify your employees about New York Paid Family Leave

We've been publishing a lot of content about New York's new Paid Family Leave program, that fully goes into effect on January 1, 2018. This article will simply focus on one of the key employer obligations - providing written notice to all employees about the new program.
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Table: 2017 federal income tax rates

on Jul 27, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Payroll
The title speaks for itself. Here's a table for anyone to look up their federal income tax rate for 2017...
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How to determine if you must pay Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax

on Jul 26, 2017 7:50:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll
The Federal Unemployment Tax Act, with state unemployment systems, provides for payments of unemployment compensation to workers who have lost their jobs. Most employers pay both a federal and a state unemployment tax.
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Is your at-home helper actually your employee?

on Jul 19, 2017 3:59:13 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll
If you decide to hire a domestic or household employee - exaples would include a nanny, care taker, a driver or someone to tend of your garden - you must be aware that the second you enter a contract with the person you are hiring, you undertake special responsibility, including payroll and tax-related issues, especially if the person you hire becomes your employee (and not just an independent contractor.).  
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The tax differences between tips and service charges

on Jul 11, 2017 2:37:47 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Employees Payroll
Beginning in 2014, the IRS Mandatory Gratuity Rules came into effect, changing the way businesses like restaurants or other enterprises that charge from their customers' tips or mandatory gratuities (service charges) will pay their employees going forward.
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