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If you find yourself repeating the same words over and over when you take minutes, Executive Assistant Nickey Christmas, who blogs all things PA, EA and VA related on her Practically Perfect PA blog, offers a good list of verbs “that you can slot into the minutes as and when you need them.”
Most employees ditched paper checks in favor of direct deposit decades ago. So your job is done, right? Wrong. Some employees remain wary of direct deposit. How can you eliminate those pesky paper checks once and for all?
In honor of Administrative Professionals Week (April 22-26), we’re sharing readers’ thoughts on the three traits they felt were essential to being an excellent admin.
Tax season just came to a close for most taxpayers. Exception: A late-season update to the IRS’ website informs employees who had more than $125 a month withheld for qualified mass transit benefits during 2012 on how to claim a refund for their excess income and FICA taxes.
Enforcement. That was the word from John Tuzynski, the IRS’ chief of employment tax policy, when he spoke at the American Payroll Association’s mid-year Capital summit, held in Washington, D.C., March 10-14.
State laws usually require that employees voluntarily participate in direct deposit or paycard programs. States may also allow paycard vendors to charge employees fees, beginning with the second transaction. Here's a chart that summarizes the states’ direct deposit/paycard rules.
Q: An employee who’s in line for a quarterly bonus has presented Payroll with a form that requires us to treat the bonus as regular wages and withhold accordingly. It’s our policy to use the 25% flat withholding method on all supplemental pay. We’ve never seen a form like this before. Must we honor it?
Employers that outsource their payrolls to third-party payroll providers have reported receiving phony emails referring to “Password Change Notification” or “First Notice—Digital Certificate Expiration.” It’s a scam.
To stay productive, organize your time in discrete chunks.
It’s easy to get buried by the paperwork involved with managing your personal finances. Luckily professional organizer Regina Leeds and Bookkeeping Express CEO Greg Jones have some simple advice on how long you need to save different types of paperwork.