Jim Kohl, CPP

Jim Kohl, CPP

Jim Kohl is the Senior Manager of Managed Services at Namely, the HR, payroll, and benefits platform built for today's employees. Connect with Jim and the Namely team on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Recent Articles

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What is Wage Garnishment?

Simply put, a wage garnishment is a legal agreement that allows a debt to be paid back through an employee’s wages. While garnishments are taken from employees, they impact employers as well.
 

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FUTA Credit Reduction Notices

On a stormy night in November 2010, most Connecticut businesses received a tax notice. The notices continued to arrive every November for the next 5 years and then mysteriously stopped. Similar notices were reported in Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Vermont, and many other states.
 

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Everything to Know About the Form W-4

Whether it’s a marriage or break up, people tend to share life updates on social media. Aside from the general public, there’s one other party that needs to be in the know: the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Enter the Form W-4, the agency’s window into your employees’ lives.

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The ‘Earning Ring of Fire’: Decoding Pay Types

Nearly every week of my payroll career, I’ve been asked by colleagues and clients about earnings and pay types. Not sure what any of that means? Let’s get technical. I’ll give you a crash course on earnings and a few tips on when it’s best to create new pay types.

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The ‘Earning Ring of Fire’: Decoding Pay Types

Nearly every week of my payroll career, I’ve been asked by colleagues and clients about earnings and pay types. Not sure what any of that means? Let’s get technical. I’ll give you a crash course on earnings and a few tips on when it’s best to create new pay types.

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Decoding Social Security Taxes

Have you ever wondered what this mysterious “Social Security” tax is, why we have to pay it, and why it has so many different names?

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Decoding Tax Notices

Cold sweats, shortness of breath, indigestion—every business owner knows the feeling when a letter from the IRS arrives. Whether you’ve been in business for 100 days or 100 years, tax letters can be intimidating.
 

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