Garnishments and Child Support
Garnishments and Child Support

Garnishments and child support orders are issued by the court and sent to the employer in order to start the calculation of the deduction of these items from the employee’s wages. It is very important to read the details in their entirety and then communicate to the entity designated in the order.

How to Hire the Best Talent
How to Hire the Best Talent

Regardless if you’re about to hire your first employee or 100th, there will always be a sea of resumes that can blur your vision in selecting the candidate that will best fit your business. Here are a few tips to that will benefit you through the interview process.

Payroll Check Up Objectives: Get the Audit
Payroll Check Up Objectives: Get the Audit

We know it’s important, but which small business owner has time to conduct a complete audit? As two of the top business expenses that are incurred, it’s important to ensure continuity and accuracy.

Phone Scam: ”Verify Calls” at IRS.gov
Phone Scam: ”Verify Calls” at IRS.gov

Hackers are recycling old tricks and are ready to prey on you. One of their clever schemes that the IRS is warning US citizens about is that criminals are using telephone numbers that mimic IRS Tax Payer Assistance Centers to trick taxpayers into paying non-existent tax bills.

Why Outsourced Payroll is Growing
Why Outsourced Payroll is Growing

When a company outsources their payroll, they allow more time to focus and build their business – their legacy, and places their payroll in an expert’s hands, they are gaining peace of mind that they’ll always be compliant and will no longer be concerned about facing lofty fines and penalties for mistakes.

Client Information Security
Client Information Security

As a payroll service provider, we take our security very seriously. We understand the dedication it takes to build a company and appreciate our clients’ efforts and commitment. Success for our clients translates to mutual success, and pushes us to focus on providing our personalized and consultative solutions safely and securely.

Being Punctual Is A Big Deal
Being Punctual Is A Big Deal

In business, your relationship with time can make a statement about who you are and what your company represents. Being punctual, or even early, for meetings and appointments, shows that you are a professional who takes business seriously and reflects your business acumen.

Cyber Security And Small Businesses Risk
Cyber Security And Small Businesses Risk

Most enterprise level corporations have more sophisticated protection against serious risks than most small businesses. Nonetheless, it’s critical to protect your business – no matter how great or small - and here’s a list of basics to get you started. Software & Security Patch Updates Updates are released for software all the time.

Empowering Your Workforce
Empowering Your Workforce

Regardless of industry, specialty, size, or any other relation you use when describing your business, your business is defined by your workforce. The people who work for your organization, who are fueling the engine of your business, are what makes your business.

Withholding Сompliance
Withholding Сompliance

Each year around tax time, we hear from a handful of clients who have employees who didn’t have enough (or any) withholding taxes taken from their pay checks. It could have been for a number of reasons such as: High exemption calculation from their W-4 form, low pay that didn’t trigger the tax tables, or a high number of pre-tax deductions.

Client Service Phone Tips
Client Service Phone Tips

Client Service is the bare essential for all businesses. Payroll Vault’s competitive advantage is our dedication to ongoing client service efforts. In goal setting for 2018, here are some pointers from our team of in-house client service experts.

New 2018 Tax Tables
New 2018 Tax Tables

The IRS will be recalculating and publishing new tax tables to go into effect this year. These updates will affect new hires as well as existing employees, so please take note. For new employees, you will still need to use the 2017 W-4 form until the new one is published. Continue to check online to see when the form is updated here. For existing employees, they may notice a change in the calculat…

Preparing to Receive Accurate W-2 Forms
Preparing to Receive Accurate W-2 Forms

As our clients near the end of the year, there are many things they can do to prepare themselves to receive accurate W2s. There are many items to review, however, if you consider each item systematically it doesn’t take long to complete. The following list is a great place to start to ensure that: Employee information is checked for accuracy - name, social security number, address, etc. Independ…

Small Business and Payroll Services
Small Business and Payroll Services

Local and national payroll companies have one thing in common with your small business – they both can and want to service your needs. It’s a win-win, right? Not necessarily. As a small business, there are considerations you must take in to account as you begin, scale, and accelerate your business. This requires great flexibility from your payroll service provider, and dedication to ensure you…

Collaboration & Preparation
Collaboration & Preparation

This season, along with your holiday networking and planning your 2018 event calendar, is an outstanding time to be in contact with your referral partners and vendors. With the new year approaching, there will be a compliance focus and potential rollout of innovative solutions. Collaborations throughout the year can be hugely beneficial to your clients’ business and daily operations. Open commun…

Referrals - How to Ask
Referrals - How to Ask

Luckily for businesses, lead generation can be achieved through ample channels and tactics. Among the top are Networking, Exhibitions/Tradeshows, Referrals, and digital marketing strategies. The most underused and fundamental method is the utilization of Referral Partners. Referral Partners are individuals or companies that refer business to you and your business – lead passers. They can be an i…

FMLA - Changing Standards
FMLA - Changing Standards

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 is a United States Labor Law that was implemented to assist families in need of balancing the demands of their career and home. Eligibility begins after 12 months of employment with a singular company, 1,250 hours worked during that 12-month period, and with which that company employs 50 or more employees within 75 miles. Both public and private sect…

Registered in Four New States
Registered in Four New States

The Payroll Vault brand is experiencing tremendous growth due to the growing complexity of payroll processing and the need for clients and partners to have a trustworthy processor. In today's market, payroll is among the Top 5 Most Outsourced Services, and is fueled by complex legislation and compliance demands. Payroll Vault now has locations operating in 17 states to ensure that a local, dependa…

Is It Time to Think about Your Employees' W2's?
Is It Time to Think about Your Employees' W2's?

Is July a good time to think about employee W-2 forms? Yes, absolutely. Each year around tax time, we hear from a handful of clients who have employees who didn't have enough (or any) withholding taxes taken from their pay checks. It could have been for a number of reasons such as: high exemption calculation from their W-4 form, low pay that didn't trigger the tax tables, or a high number of pre…

Celebrating World Environment Day
Celebrating World Environment Day

Also, called Eco Day and Environment Day, 2017’s theme is 'Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator'. We are urged to get outdoors and into nature so we can better recognize not only its beauty, but its importance. You are invited to think about how interdependent we are with nature and the environment as a whole, and challenged to find fun and e…

Rebranding or Entity Change?
Rebranding or Entity Change?

In the past couple years we have had several dozen clients go through the steps to either rebrand their business, or change their entity type. With a rebrand, this can be a great time to infuse new energy and excitement around their product. With an entity change, a business will update their registration with the IRS. For the majority of our clients, this also means creating a new FEIN (Federal I…

It's Tax Time!
It's Tax Time!

Effective communication with your employees is paramount to their satisfaction, and ultimately to the success of your business. One basic and often neglected tool, is the humble pay stub. Most pay stubs will have detailed pay item information, deductions, W4 status, and the all-important TAX calculations. Employees who have access to their stubs online can easily update their W4 and other personal…

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