Tips for an Easy W-2 Season

Carolyn Taylor Payroll & Tax

Update Your Payroll Records – Ask employees to verify their name and Social Security Number (SSN) before you close out your books and prepare the Forms W-2. If a name has changed, continue to use the old name and tell the employee to contact Social Security to obtain an updated card. Using a new name before the employee updates Social …

What to Expect If Your State or City Passes Paid Sick Leave

Carolyn Taylor HR Alerts, Payroll & Tax

While only five states and the District of Columbia have passed paid sick leave laws, more and more municipalities—most recently Los Angeles, San Diego, and Chicago—are passing ordinances that require employers to provide paid sick time. Paid sick leave is clearly a trend—one we can expect to continue. While each paid sick leave law has its own quirks and details, …

How to Avoid Tax Notices

Paragon Payroll & Tax

It has been said that “People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women” (IRS). The majority of these complaints stem from misunderstanding taxes. Today, businesses have seen an increase in tax notices due to incorrect data reports and tax agency staff changes. It is vital to have the appropriate tax information when paying and …