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Giving new hires a trial run as independent contractors

on Feb 20, 2018 5:34:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Employees Human resources
Independent Contractors have been a common addition to many organizations for years, but have increased in use over the past several years as companies have shed their staff headcount.  Independent Contractors are secured either directly and work in a 1099 capacity or they are brought into an organization via the route of a third party staffing or placement agency.
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Some insight on home office deductions

on Feb 12, 2018 6:57:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law
First, with very few exceptions, the part of your home you use for your business must exclusively and regularly be used for the business, not personal activities. As an example, if you worked 40 hours a week in the home office but allowed your children to play video games on your home office computer, then you would not qualify for the deduction. Typically, the home office would be one room, a group of rooms or a part of a room as long as the partition is clear.
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Estimating business taxes

on Feb 9, 2018 7:18:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law
When you work for someone else, your employer generally takes out an appropriate amount of taxes from your paycheck for your federal taxes. But when you're self-employed, a sole proprietor or the owner of an S-corporation, you're responsible for paying your federal taxes both as an individual and as a business owner. Estimated taxes are taxes set aside and paid during the course of the year in anticipation of owing the government a certain amount of tax at the end of the year.
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6 important business tax deductions

on Feb 8, 2018 7:37:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law
"You can deduct that — it's a business expense" is often casually tossed around, as if it gives business managers carte blanche to put anything they want on their tax forms. But the reality is more nuanced.
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Video: How will the new tax bill affect employers?

on Jan 29, 2018 1:36:55 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll Human resources
We connected with payroll expert Grace Ferguson to talk about the new tax bill and it's impact on employers. Grace was a payroll and HR administrator for two large organizations in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Now she's a freelance content writer that specializes in payroll, HR, benefits and labor law compliance.
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How the new tax bill will affect employers

on Jan 8, 2018 2:38:30 PM By | Guest Contributor | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Payroll
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Does your business need a buy-sell agreement?

on Jan 5, 2018 6:54:00 AM By | Guest Contributor | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law
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Department of Labor proposes new rule promoting tip sharing

on Dec 5, 2017 1:39:45 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Employees Payroll
The United States Department of Labor recently proposed a new rule that would allow employers to redistribute tips among more employees. We're going to take a look at this new proposal and what it could mean for restaurants and other employers of workers that regularly earn tipped wages.
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C Corp or S Corp: Which is Best for Your Company?

on Nov 24, 2017 6:45:00 AM By | Guest Contributor | 0 Comments | Taxes
This article was originally published by the accounting firm Skoda Minotti. You can view the original publication here. Perhaps you own a new business. Or, you may have an established business and have always filed taxes as a certain type of entity. Do you understand the advantages and disadvantages of filing your taxes as a C corporation (C corp) versus an S corporation (S corp)? It may be worth your time to consider the differences and to determine which is best for you.
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3 Ways Small Businesses and Startups Can Benefit from the PATH Act R&D Tax Credit

on Nov 15, 2017 11:04:11 AM By | Guest Contributor | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law
This blog post was originally published by the accounting firm Skoda Minotti. You can view the original post here. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 permanently extended the traditional research and development (R&D) tax credit and also introduced new ways that small businesses can utilize the R&D credit.
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