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In this section, the team at Abacus address common payroll challenges raised by small businesses. If you’d like to submit a general question please complete the form in the sidebar.

The information on this page is general in nature if you would like more specific help, we urge you to get in contact with an Abacus Payroll expert.

How Do I Hire a Temporary Employee?

March 21, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Spring is here and many seasonal businesses are beginning preparations for their busy season. For many, this includes hiring temporary seasonal staff to help handle the surplus of business in the warmer months. As an employer, you are used to hiring employees for full-time positions, but is there anything different when it comes to hiring […]
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Haven’t received your Form W-2 yet? The IRS can help

February 7, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
It’s tax time, and you need your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, to file an accurate federal tax return. If your employer hasn’t sent you the form yet, contact them and ask for a copy. Make sure they have your correct address. If you’re unable to get your Form W-2 from your employer, contact […]
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Leap Year 2016: Does an Extra Day Affect Payroll?

February 4, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Leap Year Payroll Help February
2016 is another Leap Year. How does adding February 29 to the calendar affect payroll, pay day, paychecks, and more at your small business? Read on to find out.     Despite the leap year’s clockwork appearance every four years, employers always seem to struggle with the idea of an extra day on payroll. For […]
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Should I Allow My Employees to Work from Home?

September 4, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Payroll FAQ: Allowing employees to work from home
  Technology is changing the workplace. Twenty years ago, most small businesses required employees to commute to an office for an eight-hour workday. With advances such as cloud computing and high-speed internet, small businesses have more options. In fact, many small businesses are now permitting their employees to work from home via telecommuting.     […]
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Can I Use Spanish I-9 Forms When Managing My Farm’s Payroll?

August 6, 2015 | posted by Abacus Payroll
I9 Payroll Forms Farms Spanish
Though many websites offer downloadable or online I-9 forms in Spanish as well as in English, the IRS only validates the Spanish version of the form for Puerto Rican citizens, and the IRS requires the English version of the forms from residents of any other U.S. state or territory. Unfortunately, many farm owners make the […]
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Outsource payroll: Top 4 things to Consider

May 28, 2014 | posted by Ren Cicalese
Consider These Four Key Areas When Making Your Decision to Outsource Payroll. Ask almost any business owner and they’ll agree there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to manage daily business operations, customers, employees and still actually do the work you’re in business to do.  One way to tackle the overload is to outsource […]
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