As you get your final payrolls and year-end sorted for 2021, here are a few other steps to consider to help you set up your payroll correctly for 2022.
1. Report qualified COVID-19 wages on W-2s.
If you're a Wagepoint client, please know:
- We'll include COVID Sick and Family Leave wages in box 14 that were paid via Wagepoint.
- COVID-19 Sick and Family Leave tax credits end effective November 30, 2021.
- COVID-19 Employee Retention Tax credits will end December 31, 2021.
- COVID-19 Deferred Tax Payments from 2020 will come due on December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2022.
- Clients affected will receive advance notifications of these tax deposits in December 2021 to plan accordingly.
2. Update your taxes for 2022.
More specifically, you'll want to update your state unemployment rates for the first pay date of 2022.
- Contact your work-in-state agency(s) or log into your online accounts for the rates.
- The state agency links can be also be found in our payroll application
- Rate(s) need to be updated on the tax tab.
3. Look into the following benefits.
- 401(k) plans — Managing your small business isn't easy, but with a 401(k) Retirement Plan, protecting your money and taking care of your employees can be.
- Pay-As-You Go Workers' Compensation — Worker’s Compensation is an insurance providing medical care and benefits to any employee that suffers any injuries or illness as a direct result of employment. In the United States, this insurance is mandatory for businesses. Good news! We offer E-COMP — a pay-as-you-go program that integrates both payroll and Workers’ Compensation.
- Note: E-COMP provides no premiums upfront and Wagepoint will also draft your account after each payroll.
We're here to help.
The best way to reach us is by submitting a ticket from within Wagepoint. You can also reach us by email at email@example.com.
Want to learn more?
Access other important year-end goodies in your Year-End Survival KIT:
- 2022 Dates And Deadlines For The W2 and 1099 Tax Forms
- A Closer Look At The Amounts On The W2 And 1099 Tax Forms
- Don't Be Haunted By Payroll Errors This Year-End
- Helpful Resources For US Year-End
- How To Guarantee A Smooth Payroll Year-End In 8 Easy Steps
- Important US Payroll Dates For The Holidays
- The 2021 Year-End Checklist For US Small Businesses
- Wire Transfer Requirements For Large Payrolls In The US
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