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.

Recent Federal Law Updates
Recent Federal Law Updates

There are many changes to take note of regarding employment law at the federal level. An FLSA update provides a decision on the tip-sharing discussion, HSA contribution limits are slightly increased, and the 2018 W4 form is released.

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.

Federal Regulations And The 15th Employee
Federal Regulations And The 15th Employee

Companies will outsource their payroll and HR services to ensure they are in compliance. Check out the information below from HR Snapshot to learn more about hiring 15 or more employees.

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…

Filing Deadlines for Tax Forms Have Not Changed
Filing Deadlines for Tax Forms Have Not Changed

The IRS has had its fair share of fraud and identity theft issues over recent years. Fraudulent claims cost millions, if not billions of dollars annually, and the numbers are increasing at an alarming rate. In attempt to minimize fraudulent claims, the filing deadline for 2017 W-2 and 1099 forms is January 31, 2018 for the second year in a row. The suggested best practice is for employers to have …

Tax Reform and Payroll Update
Tax Reform and Payroll Update

Significant changes are on the way for withholding tables in 2018. Important items to note: Recalculations of withholding tables will take some time to put together and send to the public. Look to early February at the earliest to see this change. Supplemental wages (bonuses and commission) on any amounts under $1 million will have an increased standard rate of 28% up from 25%. Private sector empl…

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…

Security and Your Company
Security and Your Company

As more of our lives and our businesses are conducted online and at a faster pace than ever, we need to slow down to consider what we are doing to safeguard our information. Is the information we are sending and sharing secure? What kind of network are we on? Can anyone else gain access to our information? Here are some topics of consideration for businesses both upstream and downstream from yours…

Minimum Wage Increase January 2018
Minimum Wage Increase January 2018

With 2018 around the corner, we would like to offer a small reminder that minimum wages may increase for regular and tipped employees in your state. If this is the case in your area, know your labor posters will need to be updated so your company remains in compliance. Don’t wait to prepare for the changes that are on the horizon. Keeping up on labor postings updates is a timely process that re…

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…

Timekeeping
Timekeeping

Accuracy Operating efficiently is imperative to ensure costs are controlled. Economic focus can be more critical for the start-up, or small business. A timekeeping solution is oftentimes overlooked, and viewed as “it can wait”. Many offices continue to use manual timekeeping, or allow employees to approximate their time each pay period. Either scenario is possible cause for error and additiona…

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…

Culture and Inclusivity
Culture and Inclusivity

The Evolving Face of Human Resources Technology coupled with an evolving workforce is impacting change at lightning speed. Outside of expanding how and where we conduct business, it has vastly transformed our work culture and our interaction. Human Resource departments are experiencing an evolution in their roles and expectations due to this dynamic shift. Traditionally, the HR department was the …

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…

Stepping Out in Support of Our Veterans
Stepping Out in Support of Our Veterans

Today was a special day – June 14, 2017. Today marks the US Army’s Birthday, Flag Day, and Military Appreciation Day. We are all very thankful for the service of those that sacrifice so much, and sometimes “thank you” seems an understatement. They Payroll Vault Family put their heads together and tried to figure out a way to say “thank you” in a different way. This morning we rallied e…

Spring into Spring Cleaning
Spring into Spring Cleaning

Winter has left, Spring has sprung, and it’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s time to clean out your closets, update your home and office space, freshen and tidy up, and get rejuvenated! Remember to apply these same principals to your business operations so you can move forward with purpose, and achieve your business goals. As you tidy up and get things in order, now is the time to perform a…

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…

Why Now is the Time to Outsource Your Payroll
Why Now is the Time to Outsource Your Payroll

Accelerating trends to outsource payroll and advisory services are continuing, and unlikely to slow down. Companies are swiftly realizing that outsourcing these services is creating enormous savings and improving efficiencies. Time is money! Though saving time and money is the core motivation for companies to move to an outsourced solution, they’re not the only motivating factors. Outsourcing is…

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