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.
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.
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.
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.
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!