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  • Winning Year-End: A Small Business Guide For 2021 [Webinar Recap]

    Winning Year-End: A Small Business Guide For 2021 [Webinar Recap]

    Having a successful year-end is possible with this small business guide! Watch the recording or read the recap to see how to win.

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  • Keeping It Together: 10 Happiness Tips From Team Wagepoint

    Keeping It Together: 10 Happiness Tips From Team Wagepoint

    Protect your mental health and happiness during payroll year-end with these tips shared by a few Wagepoint team members!

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  • The 2021 Year-End Checklist For US Small Businesses

    The 2021 Year-End Checklist For US Small Businesses

    Ensure your year-end goes without a hitch with Wagepoint's 2021 year-end checklist for US small businesses. This also applies to US accountants and bookkeepers.

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  • Your Year-End Survival KIT Is Here

    Your Year-End Survival KIT Is Here

    This year-end, use Wagepoint's year-end survival KIT to keep your small business, your payroll and your mental health together during the busy season.

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  • Sailing The Payroll Seas With Captains Cabin Cafe [Case Study]

    Sailing The Payroll Seas With Captains Cabin Cafe [Case Study]

    Small business Captains Cabin Cafe shares how the payroll portion of first-time small business ownership became easier with Wagepoint.

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  • Don't Be Haunted By Payroll Errors This Year-End

    Don't Be Haunted By Payroll Errors This Year-End

    Wagepoint is about delivering treats, not tricks — we promise! This guide for small business owners will help with avoiding payroll errors to hit the ground running for year-end.

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  • Digital Payroll Strategies For Building Connections With Your Stakeholders

    Digital Payroll Strategies For Building Connections With Your Stakeholders

    Accountants are no longer "just accountants." They are strategic partners stakeholders trust will add value to their lives and small businesses. Here are a few stakeholder relationship-building tips.

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  • Winning Year-End: A Wagepoint Partner’s Guide for 2021 [Webinar Recap]

    Winning Year-End: A Wagepoint Partner’s Guide for 2021 [Webinar Recap]

    A smooth-running year-end is a win, and these steps and checklist for Wagepoint Partners can get you there.

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  • Payroll Dream Comms True For TIEJA Inc. Communications [Case Study]

    Payroll Dream Comms True For TIEJA Inc. Communications [Case Study]

    Switching to Wagepoint took TIEJA Inc. Communications from a messy payroll situation to navigating and taking care of payroll with confidence. Here's how.

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  • Re-opening Your Small Business After Lockdown

    Re-opening Your Small Business After Lockdown

    Welcome to Week 2 of Wagefest Summer Camp. This week, we focus on how small businesses can rebound, re-open and re-launch after lockdown.

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  • Top 5 Ways to Prepare for Year-End as a Small Business [Checklist Included]

    Top 5 Ways to Prepare for Year-End as a Small Business [Checklist Included]

    Get through year-end like a pro with these top five ways to prepare for year-end as a small business owner and checklist.

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  • Thirsting For A Payroll Solution With ThirstyTech Inc. [Case Study]

    Thirsting For A Payroll Solution With ThirstyTech Inc. [Case Study]

    With contractor payroll and year-end forms, ThirstyTech Inc. knew there had to be a better solution than manual processing. Learn how Wagepoint answered the call.

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  • The Wagefest 2021 Highlight Reel

    The Wagefest 2021 Highlight Reel

    Wagefest 2021: Peace, Love and Payroll was an epic virtual event of learning, fun and community. Check out this highlight reel of what went down.

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  • Secure Top Talent For Your Small Business Post-Lockdown

    Secure Top Talent For Your Small Business Post-Lockdown

    Small businesses are facing challenges securing top talent post-lockdown. Start here when creating an action plan to overcome them.

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  • 5 Ways to Get a Hold on Payroll Security

    5 Ways to Get a Hold on Payroll Security

    Protect your small business, clients and employees from hackers, fraud and unauthorized access with these tips for managing a secure payroll system within Wagepoint.

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  • FUTA: What Is It And What Are The 2021 Rates?

    FUTA: What Is It And What Are The 2021 Rates?

    If you're a small business in the US, FUTA is something to watch out for. We explain what it is and how it impacts you.

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  • 2022 Statutory Holidays In Canada

    2022 Statutory Holidays In Canada

    Get an overview of Canadian statutory holidays and learn how to add company holidays for statutory holiday pay calculations in Wagepoint.

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  • When Should I Process Payroll For The 2021-2022 Winter Holidays?

    When Should I Process Payroll For The 2021-2022 Winter Holidays?

    Payroll processing timelines for 2021-2022 winter holidays within Wagepoint.

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  • Wagepoint's Holiday Availability

    Wagepoint's Holiday Availability

    Need a hand over the holidays? Here's when you can reach us for support.

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  • Workers' Compensation Rates In 2022

    Workers' Compensation Rates In 2022

    Year-end information for setting up Workers' Compensation rates for 2022 in Wagepoint.

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  • Helpful Resources For US Year-End

    Helpful Resources For US Year-End

    This article highlights helpful resources and publications to help US small business owners, accountants or bookkeepers ensure a smooth year-end.

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  • 2022 Dates And Deadlines For The W2 and 1099 Tax Forms

    2022 Dates And Deadlines For The W2 and 1099 Tax Forms

    This article highlights dates and deadlines US small business owners, accountants or bookkeepers need to consider for the W2 and 1099 Tax Forms.

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  • Wire Transfer Requirements For Large Payrolls In The US

    Wire Transfer Requirements For Large Payrolls In The US

    This article highlights wire transfer requirements for US small business owners, accountants or bookkeepers with larger payrolls.

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  • 5 Really Important Things You Must Do Now To Prepare For Year-End

    5 Really Important Things You Must Do Now To Prepare For Year-End

    Prepare for a smooth payroll year-end with this checklist for Canadian small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers.

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  • Important US Payroll Dates For The Holidays

    Important US Payroll Dates For The Holidays

    This blog highlights key holiday payroll dates and timelines that US small business owners, accountants and bookkeepers should consider.

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  • Set Up Your US Payroll Correctly For 2022

    Set Up Your US Payroll Correctly For 2022

    This article focuses on 2022 tax updates, 401K plans, Workers' Comp and COVID wages for US small business owners, accountants and bookkeepers.

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  • Timelines And Tips For 2021 Year-End Documents (T4s, T4As And RL-1s)

    Timelines And Tips For 2021 Year-End Documents (T4s, T4As And RL-1s)

    Important information about review and submission periods for your T4s, T4As and RL-1s, as well as important payroll dates.

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  • Notes On Taxes And Remittances

    Notes On Taxes And Remittances

    Important information about 2022 tax rate updates, tax reduction at source, reduced EI rates, provincial employer taxes and CRA remittance schedules.

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  • A Closer Look At The Amounts On The W2 And 1099 Tax Forms

    A Closer Look At The Amounts On The W2 And 1099 Tax Forms

    Get a breakdown of the year-end W2 and 1099 tax forms that all employers are responsible for. ​Whether you need to issue Forms W-2 or 1099-MISC, they must accurately represent the payroll year.

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  • No Cause For Alarm With Canadian Security Systems Ltd. [Case Study]

    No Cause For Alarm With Canadian Security Systems Ltd. [Case Study]

    Canadian Security Systems Ltd. was looking for a user-friendly, flexible payroll solution when they found Wagepoint. Read about the positive impact it's had for them.

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  • Unshakable Confidence: How To Manage Imposter Complex In Business

    Unshakable Confidence: How To Manage Imposter Complex In Business

    Tips for bolstering confidence and capacity for small business owners from Tanya Geisler, imposter syndrome expert.

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  • Top 5 Reasons To Attend Wagefest

    Top 5 Reasons To Attend Wagefest

    Did you hear that Wagepoint is hosting an event for small business owners, bookkeepers and accountants? Learn the top 5 reasons you should attend!

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  • Can Working In Payroll Be Fun? Wagepoint Says "Yes!"

    Can Working In Payroll Be Fun? Wagepoint Says "Yes!"

    Wagepoint won the hearts of Stevie® Award judges for its out-of-the-box approach to HR. Learn more.

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  • Why Your Constructive Feedback Isn’t Working

    Why Your Constructive Feedback Isn’t Working

    Giving constructive feedback makes a difference for your team, but delivery matters. Read this to learn why your constructive feedback isn't working.

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  • Ask An Expert: Tanya Hilts and the Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP)

    Ask An Expert: Tanya Hilts and the Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP)

    We sat down with Tanya Hilts, CPB to get expert insights on the Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP) for Wagepoint's Ask An Expert series. Here's what she said.

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