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What Should I Do With That Returned W-2?

Tis’ the season for employers to be in the year-end scramble working diligently to finalize budgets, prepare their own company tax documentation and produce and send a slew of individual tax forms to employees.  The W-2 is the first such form (along with 1099s), which must be mailed to employees… Read More

Pay As You Go Workers Comp

Workers’ Compensation: Why Pay-As-You-Go May Be Your Way to Go

Calculating premiums for traditional workers’ compensation policies is a complex and confusing process.  It generally involves using a specified rate for each job classification that takes into account risks for the types of tasks typically performed by that type of employee.  Some states rely on data and job classifications set… Read More


Payroll Card Underbanked

Payroll Cards Pay Off for Employers and Employees

Serving the needs of unbanked and underbanked employees One challenge often faced by both employers and employees is providing reasonable pay options for those workers who are either unbanked or underbanked and thus cannot benefit from direct deposits.  Current estimates indicate that roughly 26.9% of the current US population (approximately… Read More

Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) Executive Pay

Don’t Fly Blind with Your Executive Compensation Under the TCJA

One often neglected area when employers review their current employee pay plans against changes under the Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) is executive compensation.  Two types of remuneration in particular that are frequently used by employers to attract, retain and provide monetary performance incentives for their executives, c-suite and… Read More


Employer Questions 2018 W4

The 2018 IRS Form W-4 Has Been Released. Now What Should Employers Do?

On February 28th, the IRS released the much-anticipated Form W-4 for 2018.  The updated form incorporates changes based upon the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act legislation passed in December 2017 with a number of provisions that went into effect January 1, 2018, including an overhaul of the withholding tax… Read More


Payroll Tax Calculation

2018 Upcoming Legislative Changes Affecting Payroll Tax Calculation

As is often the case when we turn the page to a new calendar year, new laws and regulations take effect that dictate how payroll taxes (also known as withholding taxes) are calculated.  Below are some of the upcoming changes that will become effective in the new year: Federal Legislative… Read More

Tip Money

Could Tip Pooling Law Changes Affect Your Payroll?

On July 20, 2017, the US Department of Labor announced plans to rescind regulations limiting which staff members restaurant owners could include in tip pooling arrangements.  Under the previous 2011 stipulation, “back of the house” employees such as cooks and dishwashers, could not participate in employee tip pools.  The restriction… Read More