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January 17th, 2020

Top 3 Changes for Payroll in 2020

With the start of each new year come changes in how we pay taxes. Some years, the changes affect employer payroll departments. 2020 is one of those years. There are numerous changes at both the federal and state levels that your clients should be aware of. This post highlights the top three.

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December 20th, 2019

New W-4 Released: APA Offers Resources

The final version of the new Form W-4 has been published and the IRS is asking professionals to become familiar with it so you can determine proper withholding in 2020.

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December 6th, 2019

Out Now: The Latest Data on Payroll Salaries and the Profession

The American Payroll Association has just released its 2019 Survey of Salaries and The Payroll Profession, which offers a comprehensive inside look at payroll departments across the U.S.

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November 15th, 2019

Revisions to IRS Form W-4: Are Your Clients Ready?

We have known for several years that a new W-4 is coming. The 2019 W-4 is slightly different from its predecessor, but the 2020 form is completely different. The IRS intends to simplify the process with its new form. Whether or not it works out that way remains to be seen. The question now is whether or not your clients are ready for the coming changes?

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November 1st, 2019

Open Enrollment 2020: What Your Clients Need to Know

We are quickly approaching the annual open enrollment period for health insurance benefits. Whether your client provides health insurance or not, employees need to know what this is all about. They also need to begin preparing for open enrollment now. You can help by educating your clients about this important topic.

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October 18th, 2019

Payroll Security: More Important Than Ever

The IRS calls payroll security a “critical concern” and has once again provided advice to payroll professionals on how to secure data, avoid identity attacks, create a security plan and report breaches and thefts when they happen.

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October 4th, 2019

Maintaining Compliance with Paid Family and Medical Leave Laws

Paid family and medical leave is a hot topic of discussion among legislators at both the state and national levels. The fact is that the United States remains an aberration in a world where most developed countries mandate paid leave for things like childbirth and having to care for a disabled family member.

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September 13th, 2019

Are You Adequately Protecting Employee Data? Take A Look at the “Security Six”

The IRS and its Security Summit partners – a coalition of federal agencies and private industry – have a new checklist for professionals who use, manage and store sensitive taxpayer information.

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August 9th, 2019

Performance-Based Hiring: Why It Works in a Tight Labor Market

Today's labor market is so tight that it is becoming increasingly more difficult for companies to find top talent in their respective industries. If your client’s company is struggling to recruit and hire, we have a suggestion: embrace performance-based hiring.

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July 26th, 2019

6 Ways to Improve Your Client's Employee Retention

Recruiting and hiring new staff is a time-consuming and costly enterprise. As such, it is wise to retain employees so as to avoid unnecessary recruiting and hiring. But how do your clients do that? How do they retain employees when so many other employers are looking to steal them away?

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July 12th, 2019

Employers Benefit from Electronically Submitted Payroll Tax

Are your clients still using paper forms to file employment and payroll taxes? The Internal Revenue Service is once again encouraging businesses to e-file tax forms in a recent tax tip.

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June 21st, 2019

The Right Tools Make for Fast and Effective Hiring

Stiff competition in the hiring arena means companies cannot waste time on ineffective hiring practices that take too long to put the right hires in place. Hiring in 2019 needs to be as streamlined as possible without sacrificing the goal of getting it right. So how do your clients do it? They start with the right hiring strategy and combine it with the right tools.