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How to Make Sense of Employee Paystubs

Every few weeks, employees receive a slip of paper that details their health insurance premiums, year-to-date 401k contributions, and even vacation and sick time balances. It sounds like the dream HR document, one that’s practical for employees and one that businesses can use to demonstrate value.

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IRS Unveils Major Changes to Form W-4

One of the most important payroll tax forms is set for an overhaul—again.
 

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Is 2018 the Busiest Tax Year Ever?

If you thought tax reform was tough on your team, just imagine how the IRS feels.
 

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Tax Reform Takes a Bite Out of Office Snacks

If you’re a fan of office snacks, this might be hard to stomach. A seldom-discussed part of last December’s tax reform bill will eliminate the tax benefits enjoyed by companies who offer their employees snacks.
 

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New York Considers Ditching Income Taxes

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently unveiled a proposal that has left the payroll community on alert—and some lawmakers scratching their heads.
 

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What Tax Reform Means for Payroll

On December 22, President Trump signed the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, making good on a campaign promise to overhaul the U.S. tax code. The law marks the most substantial tax reforms since the Reagan administration and a substantial win for Congressional Republicans heading into the new year.
 

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Your 2018 Federal & State Tax Tool

It’s not the flashiest part of your job, but it’s core: payroll. Paying your people accurately is the bare minimum your employees expect—and unfortunately, it's also one of the hardest things to get right. For multistate employers especially, payroll tax compliance ranks as the hardest part of HR’s job.
 

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IRS Releases 2018 Contribution Limits

Another year, another set of contribution limits for payroll professionals to memorize. Earlier this month, the IRS published new limits for a number of pretax employee benefits.
 

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2018 Social Security Tax Rules Announced

Payroll professionals, take note—the Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced new rules that impact how Social Security taxes should be processed in 2018.
 

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4 Ways to Calculate Commission

Salespeople are a different breed of worker, and that’s particularly true when it comes to running their payroll. In addition to a base salary, most individuals in the profession might be paid what’s called commission, or an amount directly tied to the amount or value of a sale they’ve made.