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Everything you need to know about setting up and running payroll for your small business or startup in the U.S.

  • Three Things Every Nanny, Au Pair and Self-Employed Worker Should Know

    Three Things Every Nanny, Au Pair and Self-Employed Worker Should Know

    If you've chosen a career as a self-employed worker in someone's home, here's what you need to know about paying yourself and how to make the entire process painless.

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  • How to Guarantee a Smooth Payroll Year-End in 8 Easy Steps

    How to Guarantee a Smooth Payroll Year-End in 8 Easy Steps

    Follow our 8 easy steps to ensure your payroll year-end is smoother than a baby's bottom! Wagepoint wants to help your business minimize discrepancies and avoid fines.

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  • How to Handle Taxes on Bonus Wages like a Payroll Expert

    How to Handle Taxes on Bonus Wages like a Payroll Expert

    Supplemental wages like bonus payments are taxed differently from regular wages, and we show you the two methods to handle taxes on bonus wages like a payroll expert in this post.

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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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  • Hiring Your First Employee or Contractor

    Hiring Your First Employee or Contractor

    When hiring your first employee or contractor, it is imperative to know the differences between the two. Get your business started with our helpful facts!

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  • 6 IRS Payroll Tax Penalties That Will Hinder Your Business Growth

    6 IRS Payroll Tax Penalties That Will Hinder Your Business Growth

    As a small business or startup, you don't want to be penalized for missed or incorrect tax filings. If ignored, these 6 IRS payroll tax penalties can hinder your business growth.

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  • How to Manage and Pay Tipped Employees in Restaurants

    How to Manage and Pay Tipped Employees in Restaurants

    Learn the responsibilities of tipped employees and their employers when it comes to reporting tips as income.

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  • The United States of Payroll

    The United States of Payroll

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  • What You Need to Know About Payroll Tax Deadlines

    What You Need to Know About Payroll Tax Deadlines

    Even if you have a third-party manage your employment tax deposits, the IRS considers the business owner responsible for deadlines. Here's what you need to know about your payroll tax deposit schedule

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  • 5 of the Most Burning U.S. Payroll Questions Answered

    5 of the Most Burning U.S. Payroll Questions Answered

    We're answering the top five most frequently asked payroll questions and we bet that you'll see a familiar question or two on that list.

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  • How to Avoid Breaking Employee Break Laws

    How to Avoid Breaking Employee Break Laws

    Learn the official Department of Labor definitions of rest and meal breaks, link to maps and tables of state rest and meal break laws and learn what you can do to avoid breaking employee break laws.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Expense Reimbursement

    Everything You Need to Know About Expense Reimbursement

    Get a comprehensive list of the main items to consider and terms to understand when establishing or revising your company's expense reimbursement practices.

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  • How to Prepare Your Business for the New Overtime Rule

    How to Prepare Your Business for the New Overtime Rule

    A new overtime rule was slated to go into effect Dec. 1, 2016. While the enactment of the law is tied up in court, you can still read about the potential implications and how you can prepare.

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  • What Do You Need to Include in an Employee's Final Payroll?

    What Do You Need to Include in an Employee's Final Payroll?

    When an employee leaves your company, you are required to administer a final payroll. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure employees receive their final pay and any outstanding amounts owed.

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  • How Commission Works and How to Choose the Right Payroll Structure

    How Commission Works and How to Choose the Right Payroll Structure

    Learn how commission pay works and get a detailed overview of 7 different ways you can include commissions within your payroll structure.

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  • What You Need to Know About Mandatory Workers’ Compensation

    What You Need to Know About Mandatory Workers’ Compensation

    Workers' compensation coverage is mandatory in the United States. Learn how workers' compensation is set up and what your insurance and payroll obligations are as an employer.

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  • A Comprehensive List of all Payroll Deductions You Need to Know

    A Comprehensive List of all Payroll Deductions You Need to Know

    Beside mandatory deductions like taxes, there a number of other payroll deductions that are commonly used. Here is the comprehensive list of all the payroll deductions you need to know about.

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  • A Comprehensive List of all Payroll Incomes You Need to Know

    A Comprehensive List of all Payroll Incomes You Need to Know

    Payroll incomes are a fancy way of referring to any income you might receive in addition to your regular pay. We're bringing you a comprehensive list of all the payroll incomes you need to know about.

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  • Infographic: A Payroll Face-off With the Top Paid NHL Players

    Infographic: A Payroll Face-off With the Top Paid NHL Players

    In this infographic you'll get a look inside an NHL player’s paycheck, Sidney Crosby’s tax deductions and learn how the NHL salary cap works.

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  • What You Need to Know About New Hire Reporting

    What You Need to Know About New Hire Reporting

    Employers are required by law to report all new hires to the government under the PRWORA act. This post tells you what you need to know about new hire reporting to stay compliant with the government.

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