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  • 10 Tax Deductions Every Startup Should Know

    10 Tax Deductions Every Startup Should Know

    As a startup, it's hard to know where to start at tax time. This list will tell you about 10 tax deductions that your startup can use to lower your tax bill.

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  • Why FICA is a 4-Letter Word for Small Businesses

    Why FICA is a 4-Letter Word for Small Businesses

    FICA is an acronym for the Federal Income Protection Act that requires Medicare and Social Security taxes be withheld from employee paychecks every time payroll is run.

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  • What Every Startup Should Know About Payroll

    What Every Startup Should Know About Payroll

    Getting your startup off the ground is hard, which is why you are so careful in who you hire. Subsequently, you also want to have the right payroll system in place to pay people accurately and on time

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  • 4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Business Credit Card Rewards

    4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Business Credit Card Rewards

    You know it's a best practice to have a specific credit card just for your business, but did you know the rewards these cards offer can also boost your bottom line?

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  • Product Updates - September 2017

    Product Updates - September 2017

    What are the latest updates to Wagepoint's payroll software? This post will tell you the updates in the main app as well as for Canada and the United States.

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  • The Two Methods for Claiming Home Office Deductions

    The Two Methods for Claiming Home Office Deductions

    Learn the difference between the simplified and standard methods and how to figure out which method is best for your small business or startup.

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  • How to Make Small Business Bookkeeping Easier

    How to Make Small Business Bookkeeping Easier

    Small business bookkeeping doesn't have to be scary, especially when you know a few simple steps on where to start.

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  • What Every Payroll Compliance Checklist Should Include

    What Every Payroll Compliance Checklist Should Include

    A payroll compliance checklist is a simple way to ensure that you're crossing all your t's and dotting all your i's. This article will tell you all the things that should be on your list.

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  • Preparing Yourself for the Cost of Employees

    Preparing Yourself for the Cost of Employees

    The salary or wages you pay an employee are only 70% of the total cost of having an employee. The other 30% comes from paid benefits. Learn more about the employer's responsibilities and these costs.

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  • Giving an Employee Bonus — What You Need to Know [Infographic Included]

    Giving an Employee Bonus — What You Need to Know [Infographic Included]

    Which jobs and industries offer the largest cash employee bonuses? What are the main reasons for giving an employee bonus? This article and infographic answers these questions and more.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About IRS Tip Reporting

    Everything You Need to Know About IRS Tip Reporting

    Tips are considered taxable income. This is why restaurants and other hospitality industries need to be aware of the IRS reporting requirements.

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  • How to Choose the Right Accountant for Your Business

    How to Choose the Right Accountant for Your Business

    Finding the right accountant for your small business or startup is a very important decision. Focusing on these five areas will help you find the right person for the job.

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  • Which Payroll Records Should You Keep?

    Which Payroll Records Should You Keep?

    As an employer, your payroll records are more than just proof you've paid your employees, they're also tax and compliance records. Learn what to keep and how long to keep it.

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  • An Expert Guide to U.S. Payroll Taxes [Infographic Included]

    An Expert Guide to U.S. Payroll Taxes [Infographic Included]

    One out of every three small business owners is punished for payroll tax mistakes. This expert guide explains what federal, state and local payroll taxes are and how they work.

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  • What Are Quarterly Wage Reports and Why Do They Matter?

    What Are Quarterly Wage Reports and Why Do They Matter?

    A concise overview of an employer's responsibilities for wage reports (quarterly contribution or wage detail reports) filed as part of compliance with state unemployment insurance (SUTA).

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  • 8 of the Best Tax Deductions for Sole Proprietors

    8 of the Best Tax Deductions for Sole Proprietors

    If you're a sole proprietor, every penny matters. Discover eight essential tax deductions to help you keep a bigger portion of the pie.

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  • The Most Important Pieces of Payroll Compliance

    The Most Important Pieces of Payroll Compliance

    You’ve got a business, and you’ve got employees. All you have to do is write a check and pay them, right? Well, not so fast.

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  • How to File Sole Proprietorship Taxes — The Practical Guide [Checklist Included]

    How to File Sole Proprietorship Taxes — The Practical Guide [Checklist Included]

    Oh sole proprietorship taxes how we love you so... learn how to make this year and every year a snap with simple how-tos and even a checklist!

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  • The Comprehensive List of Small Business Tax Deductions

    The Comprehensive List of Small Business Tax Deductions

    A must-read for small business owners and those who are self-employed. This list of small business tax deductions will prepare you for your conversations with bookkeepers, accountants and tax experts.

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  • Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for the United States

    Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for the United States

    Download a printable PDF of Wagepoint's US Payroll Calendar, created especially for small businesses and startups and the bookkeepers and accountants who serve them.

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