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Understanding the Research and Development Tax Credit

on Oct 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law
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How to apply for an SBA loan

on Sep 27, 2017 6:58:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Benefits
Since 1953, the Small Business Administration (part of the Department of Commerce) has helped entrepreneurs get capital to start and expand their businesses. The SBA doesn't make grants to businesses, but rather provides loan guarantees to encourage participating banks to make loans to small businesses.
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Payroll and tax issues for healthcare employers

on Sep 8, 2017 6:17:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Payroll
Healthcare companies are faced with some of the most complex and most difficult to optimize payroll and tax-related processes of all companies. The diversity of the workforce, the industry-specific overtime needs of these companies and many other difficulties, all call for special payroll management practices.
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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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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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2017 federal unemployment tax (FUTA) rate

on Jul 25, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes
The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA), with state unemployment systems, provides for payments of unemployment compensation to workers who have lost their jobs.
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2017 federal mileage rates

on Jul 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes
Use the standard mileage rate to figure the deductible costs of operating your car for business purposes. If you do not use the standard mileage rate, you may be able to deduct your actual car expenses. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates are:
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Tax incentives for college and higher education

on Jul 21, 2017 7:29:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes
There are a variety of tax incentives for families who are (or soon will be) paying for higher education costs and student loans. We're going to provide a quick overview...
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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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