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When do You Need Payroll Services?

If you’re a small business owner, you may attempt to maintain your payroll with software that can be obtained anywhere software is sold. You may think you’re saving money, but you may find yourself spending more time attending to accounting and payroll tasks than operating your enterprise. Even if you only have a single employee, you can benefit from the services of a payroll processing service.

It’s important that you understand the IRS ultimately holds you responsible for all payroll requirements, even if you hire a payroll service. Do your research and choose a payroll company that meets your individual needs and has experience. Ask friends, family and other business owners which service they use and if they’re satisfied with the company.

Accuracy

A payroll service will know exactly how much in taxes to keep out for each employee and ensure their pay check arrives on time, whether pay periods are weekly or bi-monthly. The service will calculate federal, state and FICA for employees, along with creating W-2s and 1099s. It will enable you to stay compliant with all applicable state and federal laws.

Filing Requirements

Businesses are held to different filing times and requirements than private individuals. A payroll service will help ensure you meet filing deadlines and pay the appropriate tax amounts to avoid penalties and fines.

Paying Yourself

Depending upon the type of business you have, you may be required to pay yourself. A payroll service can do this and it’s especially important if you’re considered self-employed. The service will calculate your own taxes, along with personal state unemployment taxes and federal unemployment taxes.

Saves Time

Payroll is a complicated process and the average business owner spends more than 6 hours per month handling payroll. A payroll service will streamline the process, take care of all the details, and give you more time to spend on operating your business.

At Peavy and Associates PC our mission is to assist you with all your tax preparations, payroll and accounting needs.  We provide our clients with professional, personalized accounting services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs. Give us a call today and discover why our clients return to Peavy and Associates, PC year after year!

 

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Benefits of a Payroll Service Provider

A payroll service provider helps small business owners streamline the process of collecting payroll taxes and filing federal and state reports. Payroll services experts provide support to help make sure compliance with federal and state regulations and requirements governing payroll and paychecks in any state. Get the systems and resources you need to properly hire and manage employees, as well as pay employees when you grow.

Make the most of your employee base. Most small business owners don’t expect to encounter payroll headaches right away. If you plan to provide employees with paper reports, such as your paychecks and federal tax reports, you will probably be surprised at the number of errors that can pop up over time. The time savings gained from payroll services can more than outweigh the cost of providing paper reports for each individual employee. With electronic reports, there is no need to print out paper copies of documents that have been downloaded.

Your payroll services company can provide reports that include both payables. In general, the reports will contain summary information, which includes gross pay, deductions, and net income, as well as specific details about each employee’s pay, assets, and deductions. The information provided should be consistent with the types that are listed in your employee manual. To make sure the information is correct, it’s a good idea to have a payroll services company verify the information.

Prepare your financial reports properly. Payroll reports are not filed with federal tax forms; instead, they must be filed with W-2 form documentation. For some, this may mean an entirely new filing procedure. For others, simply making sure their payroll numbers match what they filed in the last year can make the difference between success and failure.

You can also take care of a lot of your tax-related worries by making direct deposit. Many companies today offer automatic direct deposit, meaning they deposit the employee’s paycheck directly into their bank account every payday. This saves them time and eliminates the need to write out checks, which saves money. It also makes it easier to track all of the employees’ expenses. If you do not currently have an automatic direct deposit program, talk to your payroll services provider. They may be able to recommend an option that you have not considered.

At Peavy and Associates PC our mission is to assist you with all your tax preparations, payroll and accounting needs.  We provide our clients with professional, personalized accounting services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs. Give us a call today and discover why our clients return to Peavy and Associates, PC year after year!

 

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