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Your payroll department won’t become audit bait if you file a Form 941-X to correct a previously filed Form 941, keep good records, file returns on time and respond to IRS notices, according to an IRS senior program analyst for employment tax policy. What does put you in the audit hot seat?
Not everyone loves meetings, and no one can stand the people who show up and just make things worse. If you don’t want to be one of those people, blogger Alison Green has a list of 10 behaviors you need to be sure to avoid.
Q: How do we record this work shift: Our workweek begins and ends at midnight on Sunday. An employee works eight hours Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for 40 hours, and then works an additional shift from 6:00 p.m. Saturday to 3:00 a.m. on Sunday?
Metrics can add value to the Payroll department, said Linda Obertin, vice president at Fidelity Investments, at the American Payroll Association’s Annual Congress. To implement a metrics program, Obertin highlighted these six steps:
If your business is moving, be sure to file Form 8822-B with the IRS. Failure to notify the IRS of a change of address recently prevented a taxpayer from contesting a lien for unpaid taxes.
With colleagues away on vacation, now's a great time for Payroll to prep for some year-end tasks and perform general payroll maintenance.
Email is supposed to make life easier and more efficient, but often it makes things harder and cuts into job productivity. To get more done in less time, you need to take charge of your inbox.
Employers that use the standard mileage rate (56.5 cents a mile in 2013) to value employees’ personal use of company vehicles are restricted to supplying vehicles of modest value ...
The U.S. Supreme Court on June 26 ruled that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act—the section that limits marriage to heterosexual couples for federal benefits—unconstitutionally denies legally married same-sex couples equal protection. The Court specifically mentioned the taxability of health benefits for same-sex spouses, an issue the IRS must now address.
If your job involves arranging travel for someone who frequently does business overseas, you’ll want to consider encouraging your boss to enroll in the Global Entry program, which makes it easier for travelers returning to the United States to get through customs and be on their way.