January 31st Filing Deadline

From the IRS Newswire:   The Internal Revenue Service today reminds employers and other businesses of the Jan. 31 filing deadline that applies to filing wage statements and independent contractor forms with the government. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act requires employers to file their copies of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, [...]

By |January 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virginia Minimum Wage update

On Monday, the Virginia Senate defeated SB1200 which would have raised the Minimum Wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $15.00 an hour by July 1, 2021. Afterwards, Virginia FREE conducted a conference call with one region's business leaders and they asked about SB1200. Discussion was had about the future of this issue.

By |January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virginia Minimum Wage Increase Legislation pending

On January 14, 2019 Virginia Senator David W. Marsden (D) proposed Senate Bill 1017 that if enacted would increase the minimum wage paid to employees to $8.00/hr. effective July 1, 2019. This proposed bill doesn’t end there but would again increase minimum wage to $9.00/hr. on July 1, 2020. Once again the minimum wage would [...]

By |January 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IRS Confirms Tax Filing Season to Begin January 28th

IRS Newswire January 7, 2019 WASHINGTON ― Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the [...]

By |January 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inclement Weather? Do you pay your employees… yes or no?

When snow arrives and covers the streets 3"-10" or a Hurricane warning of possible evacuations scan the Televisions, do you still pay your employees that cannot work? When this question comes up in conversation just know that there are two different types of employees, non-exempt and exempt: Non-exempt employees (subject to overtime pay) it is [...]

By |December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IRS Form 940, FUTA and SUTA Compliance 2019 Webinar

Webinar Invitation IRS Form 940, FUTA and SUTA Compliance 2019 Live Webinar on January 16,2019 | 01:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | Duration: 60 Min | By: Dayna J Reum This program has been approved for 1.0 PDCs toward SHRM certification hours and also pre-approved for 1.0 credit hour [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employer Responsibilities When Hiring Foreign Workers

The Social Security Administration has been making changes for Employer’s to hire Foreign Workers. It begins with the application process by the foreign workers and asking the question have you applied for a social security card. Below are 4 questions asked by employers the Social Security Administration has answered to hire foreign workers? What causes [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Deadlines for Filing Forms 1095-C

Applicable Large Employers (ALE) should be making year-end preparations to produce Forms 1095-C for their Full-time employees that qualified for employer paid health insurances in 2018. Deadlines for submitting Forms 1095-C vary depending on whether or not the paper forms are submitted or if they are submitted electronically. Employers that file 250 or more 1095-C [...]

By |November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Paperless” Payroll Administration Saves Time, Money and Valuable Natural Resources

After 25 years owning and operating a Payroll Service Bureau we have seen many tons of paper consumed. Yes, we are responsible for many trees disappearing from our landscapes. Paychecks, supporting payroll documentation, time sheets, time cards, accounting ledgers and countless other payroll administration processes traditionally have required endless amounts of paper being utilized and [...]

By |November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Low U.S. Unemployment Numbers Pose Challenges to Employers

Employers searching for qualified workers are finding it more difficult as unemployment in the US sinks to the lowest percentages in nearly 5 decades. With fewer potential people looking for work employers find themselves in a challenging position finding qualified prospects to fill their job openings. Many have discovered that new technologies in the job [...]

By |November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments