Ask the Payroll Expert: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and State Taxes

ASK THE PAYROLL Expert

At Axcet HR Solutions, we’re happy to provide answers to some of your most popular payroll and payroll tax questions! As part of our “Ask the Payroll Expert” series, we’ve opened up our Q&A sessions to our social media followers. Be sure to check...

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Certified Professional Employer Organizations (CPEO): What Are They and Why Does Certification Matter

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Axcet HR Solutions was among the first 10 percent of Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) in the nation, and the only local Kansas City PEO, to receive the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) designation of Certified Professional Employer...

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The Top Eight Payroll Mistakes Small Businesses Make

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Mistakes are often thought of as part of life, but when it comes to your business’ payroll, mistakes can come with big consequences. And even what you may consider a small mistake can cost your company a fortune. Due to constantly changing tax...

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How to Process Payroll for Deceased Employees

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It’s an unfortunate event that could happen to any business owner at any time - you receive word one of your employees has passed away. It can be a confusing and difficult time for employers, but the sooner administrative tasks are dealt with,...

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Eligible Summertime Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Expenses

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School’s out, summer is here and it’s the time of year working parents have questions about using their Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (DCFSA). A DCFSA is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for eligible dependent care services,...

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How Changes to Depreciation Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect Businesses

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), designed to boost the economy and create jobs, took effect January 2018. As one of the largest overhauls to the tax system since the Reagan years, many business owners are still learning how it affects them. For...

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IRS Adjusts 2018 HSA Contribution Limit – Again

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The IRS has announced it is modifying the annual limitation on deductions for contributions to a health savings account (“HSA”) allowed for taxpayers with family coverage under a high deductible health plan (“HDHP”) for the 2018 calendar year....

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Daylight Savings Wage and Hour Issues this Month

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Daylight savings time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, when clocks are set forward one hour. Shift workers on duty at that time who work one hour less and who are paid for a full shift may raise questions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. An...

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On the Wrong Side of the Law: Two Common Employer Mistakes

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In an effort to keep their companies lean and profitable, small business owners sometimes inadvertently break employment laws. These mistakes can be costly.

Two common ways small operations run afoul of employment laws are:

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Q&A: Additional Pay for Exempt Employee

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Question:  May I provide an exempt employee with additional compensation for working longer hours on a time-sensitive project without losing the exemption?

Answer: Yes. If you have a position that is ...

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