One of the most laborious tasks for small businesses is managing payroll. But it’s critical that you not only withhold the right amount of taxes from employees’ paychecks but also that you pay them over to the federal government on time. If you willfully fail to do so, you could personally be hit with the… Read more »
How Long Do You Have to Retain Payroll Records?
The Social Security Administration and the IRS have issued a joint publication that offers valuable pointers for employers who want to clean up their old payroll files. In most (but not all) cases, that means following a four-year retention rule. The publication cautions that failure to meet record retention requirements can result in sizable penalties and… Read more »
Survey: Employers Adapt Quickly to Withholding Tax Changes
Most employers had no problems meeting the February 15, 2018, deadline to begin using the 2018 federal income tax withholding tables, which reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). However, many employees question how the TCJA will affect them. Those are findings of a recent American Payroll Association survey of 1,000… Read more »
IRS Releases New Withholding Tables: Employees Will See Changes Soon
On January 11, the IRS released updated 2018 income tax withholding tables, which reflect changes made by the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This is the first in a series of steps that the IRS will take to help improve the accuracy of withholding following major changes made by the new tax law, the… Read more »