Ghosting: Issuing Final Paychecks When an Employee Disappears

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At one time, the only people who seemed to get “ghosted” were millennials in the dating world who shared their stories across social media. Unfortunately, the traumatic practice of ending personal relationships suddenly, by cutting off all...

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Ask the Payroll Expert: How Long to Keep Payroll Records

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Whether you own a two-employee business or have grown to a team of 15, recordkeeping is a must. But having accurate payroll records is only part of the process — business owners must keep them in a secure place and for varying amounts of time to...

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6 Last-Minute Tax Tips

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If you haven’t filed your 2018 taxes yet, you’re not alone. In fact, many taxpayers wait until the last minute. But with Tax Day less than two weeks away, it is time to get the necessary documents together to prepare and file your taxes or to...

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IRS Issues 2019 Standard Mileage Rates

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The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

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5 Fringe Benefits Changes That Affect Employers

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The IRS reminds employers that several programs have been affected as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed last year. This includes changes to fringe benefits, which can affect an employer's bottom line and its employees' deductions.

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6 Dos and Don'ts of Paying Overtime

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With the U.S. unemployment rate at record lows, there is downward pressure on the labor market and overtime hours are increasing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average U.S. worker logged 3.5 hours per week in overtime in late...

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Ask the Payroll Expert: What Are My Taxpayer Rights?

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Have you ever wondered why so many people are afraid of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? Or better yet, if you even have any rights before the IRS? Oftentimes, a letter from the IRS has the power to strike fear in even the most careful of...

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Ask the Payroll Expert: Tax Scams, Fake Charities and Peak Hurricane Season

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We always say there is no one season for tax scams; however, certain times of year bring an increase in different types of scams. And with the month of August upon us, we’ve officially entered peak Atlantic hurricane season, which lasts from...

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