Frequently Asked Questions

Processing employee paychecks can be a time consuming and tedious task. Computations can be a maze of paperwork, transfers of funds to different bank accounts, employee savings accounts, and different government agencies. All businesses are required by law to pay certain employee taxes, and to provide end-of-year wage reports (for example, W-2 forms).

These tax amounts can change when employee gets married, has a child, or elects to change exemption status for any reason, and the implementation of new regulations (for example, the increase in the federal minimum wage) usually requires immediate compliance, filing late or error-filled documents results in expensive penalties and fees.

Hiring a payroll company is the solution to many of these issues. An outsourcing payroll company handles a variety of payroll and paycheck processing issues. When outsourcing payroll services, a payroll company can calculate tax amounts, process employee paychecks, and even generate job and project cost reports. Using a payroll outsourcing company, you’ll save both the time it would take to process payroll documents and any costs associated with learning how to do it yourself.

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We are a specialized payroll company.   Some of our success is based on the opportunity created within our market.  There are two main types of providers:  Large National Providers and Small De-featured providers.  We take a different approach by offering a very robust payroll platform and support our clients with expertise that they may not receive with a smaller provider.  This translates into a significantly better experience for our clients.  Specifically:

Better access to information and expertise, commitment to integration with client systems, Simple customer service model while still leveraging a strong CRM tool, and value-added bundling to deliver long-term savings.

Processing payroll is not core to your business and since it is very cost-effective and simple to hire Paragon, why wouldn’t you explore this option?

Here are a few key reasons our clients tell us they use Paragon:

Improve company focus. The key to a successful business is doing what you do well better than anyone else. Hiring Paragon is a simple step to improving your focus. Additionally, boring, repetitive work can act like an anchor on your business productivity. Your staff, when freed of rote payroll responsibilities, will be free to focus on other, more creative work.

Reduce Risk. Payroll mistakes can be painful, angering employees and — more ominously — alerting the various government agencies. Paragon takes the responsibility for the accuracy and timeliness of your tax withholding, depositing and filing.

Lower Costs. Taking all of the costs into consideration, Paragon can run a payroll much cheaper than a business can on their own.   Additionally, compared to the other options available, Paragon offers more value for the cost.

Implement Contingency Planning. Payroll activities function as reliably as the people and systems in place. With Paragon speed and quality won’t vary with network issues, vacations, illnesses and turnover. The Payroll Show must go on!

Gain Access to Expertise. Paragon’s service model ensures you have unprecedented access to our knowledgeable and experienced staff. We know the ins and outs of payroll-related tax laws and regulatory mandates on the federal, state and local levels.

When your run a business in the United States, you are required to: track your payments to employees and contract laborers; issue payments; withhold taxes; deposit those taxes; reconcile those taxes (called “filing”) with the correct federal, state and local entities; perform other compliance duties related to garnishments, PTO, retirement programs, medical insurance and wage and hour law; and issue year-end documentation. There are thousands of changes a year to these regulations.

Paragon streamlines your company’s complex compensation, tax filing and administrative challenges with simple, reliable solutions. Once you are set up with Paragon, you will report hours and employee changes to us and the rest is done.

One of the ways Paragon has added value to our clients over the years has been by handling their complex payroll needs.  Whether it’s job costing, a labor union calculation, or just a unique way your company calculates payroll – if you have had a hard time getting someone to get it right, let us take a look!
Paragon is a national provider.  We handle Federal, State and Local payroll tax compliance in every US state and territory.  We may not have a representative in your particular city, but our representatives use a variety of tools to give you the personal touch you need.  Request a quote and the representative who covers your area will contact you.