BBB Warns of W-2 Scam

If you have received your W-2 form from your employer, the Better Business Bureau has a warning for you about a new identity theft scam involving emails from the “IRS” that the BBB has not seen before. This new scam is “phishing” for your W-2 form information. The BBB wants you to know the red flags that immediately signal scams: • The IRS is NOT going to email you. They will send you a letter if they need more ... Read more

Have you told your employees about the Earned Income Credit?

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Employee Self Service

DirectPay Payroll Services offers Employee Self Service. This utility offers your employees the ability to view their pay data securely online. Employees are able to view and print pay stubs as well as W-2s. The amount of requests employers receive for W-2 and pay stub reprints can become  and time consuming and counterproductive. Additionally, your employees usually expect their W-2/pay stub requests immediately. With Employee Self Service, the employee will have access to their information 24 hours a day, even prior years! The ... Read more

Online Payroll Services

Did you know that we offer Online Payroll Services? Manage your employee data and payroll anytime day or night via our only payroll portal. You can access  or edit your employee information at any time. You can key your payroll when it is convenient for you. Just make sure it is submitted before check date cut-off and you're all set. There is never a penalty for submitting your payroll early. So if you have it ready, go ahead and send it on ... Read more

Payroll Tax Cut to Boost Take-Home Pay for Most Workers; New Withholding Details Now Available on IRS.gov

IR-2010-124, Dec. 17, 2010 WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today released instructions to help employers implement the 2011 cut in payroll taxes, along with new income-tax withholding tables that employers will use during 2011. Millions of workers will see their take-home pay rise during 2011 because the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 provides a two percentage point payroll tax cut for employees, reducing their Social Security tax withholding rate from 6.2 ... Read more

Delivery Delays due to Icy Weather

UPS was not running at the beginning of the week due to the icy weather in the Southeast. UPS was back to their normal delivery schedule here in Charlotte as of yesterday. However, many packages have been delayed. Most packages should reach destination by today or tomorrow. Read more

Monday is a Bank Holiday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, 1/16/2012 If you normally date your checks for Monday, you will need to submit payroll by 3pm on Wednesday the 11th. If you normally date your checks for Tuesday, you will need to submit payroll by 3pm on Thursday. If you normally date your checks for Wednesday, you will need to submit payroll by 3pm on Friday. Payrolls dated for Thursday or Friday of next week will not be affected. If you have any questions, please feel free to call ... Read more

Don’t forget the 15th falls on a weekend & the 17th is a Federal Holiday

Despite the icy Charlotte weather, we are operating on a full schedule today! The 15th falls on Saturday this month. Monday the 17th is a federal holiday. You can date your checks for either Friday the 14th or Tuesday the 18th. For a check date of the 14th, we will need your payroll information by 3pm on Wednesday, and for a check date of the 18th, we will need your payroll information by 3pm on Thursday. Keep warm and drive safely! Read more

Tax Changes for Small Businesses

FS-2011-02, January 2011 During 2010, new laws, such as the Affordable Care Act and the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, created or expanded deductions and credits that small businesses and self-employed individuals should consider when completing their tax returns and making business decisions in 2011. Health Insurance Deduction Reduces Self Employment Tax With the enactment of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, self-employed taxpayers who pay their own health insurance costs can now reduce their net earnings ... Read more

Pay as you go workers’ comp through The Hartford

Times are tough. As a business owner, would eliminating a large down payment for your workers’ compensation insurance interest you? You know how important it is to manage cash flow on a day-to-day basis and that’s not always easy when you have to come up with a down payment that may be as much as 25% of the premium for your workers compensation policy. Good News, DirectPay Payroll Services AND The Hartford have a solution! XactPAY® allows you ... Read more
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