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Avoiding W-2, W-3, and 1099 Mistakes in 2023

January 11, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Accuracy is important, and this is doubly true when submitting your company’s payroll at the end of the year, but with so many forms to keep track of, mistakes are hard to avoid. The start of a new year is the perfect time to start new practices to ensure that your forms are in order […]
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Looking Back to Move Ahead: 5 Questions Small Businesses Should Ask in January

January 6, 2023 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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The start of a new year is often celebrated as a time for introspection and resolutions. As a business owner, this concept can carry over to the professional realm as well. Take this time to reflect back on the past 12 months of your business’s activities and performance. What can you learn from those wins […]
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Reduce Your Payroll’s Administrative Burden for 401(k) Plans

December 29, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
In March of 2019, NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Secure Choice Act which authorized the creation of the Secure Choice Savings Program. This plan is a state-sponsored retirement plan that is designed to help more employees save and be prepared for the future. It requires that employers with 25 or more employees […]
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The Year Ahead: 2023 Payroll Tax Deadlines

December 22, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
The new year is right around the corner and so are upcoming tax payroll filing deadlines for employers. Even if you outsource payroll, it is the employer’s responsibility to keep track of the deadlines and ensure that payments are being submitted on your behalf. Payroll and Business Tax Deadlines for 2023 Here are the upcoming […]
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Celebrating and Rewarding your Employees this Holiday Season

November 10, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
The holiday season is upon us, a time when many employers share a token of appreciation for their hardworking employees. Whether it’s through a bonus, gift, party, an afternoon off, or a simple pat on the back, showing any kind of gratitude and appreciation for the efforts of your workforce does not go unnoticed. However, […]
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5 Common Payroll Implementation Errors You Can Easily Avoid

November 1, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Upgrading or changing your payroll system comes with a ton of wonderful benefits. Saving time and money, making everyone’s lives easier, and better integration are all good reasons to consider a change. But if the switch is mishandled, the results can be catastrophic and lead to long-lasting problems. Read on for some tips on how […]
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Setting Salaries for Remote Workers

October 21, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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The pandemic brought about many changes to how the traditional workplace has always functioned. Early in 2020, many office workers had to make an abrupt switch to remote to protect themselves, their families, and their co-workers. Once employees made this initial change, a lot of businesses and their workers appreciated the benefits and appeal of […]
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How Seasonal Employees Can Benefit Your Business

October 18, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
When it comes to hiring seasonal employees, business owners tend to fall into two groups. Some look forward to hiring temporary workers, knowing that the need for seasonal workers reflects a business season. Some feel that it’s a necessary evil to get through times where the workload is heavy and the permanent workforce is lean. […]
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NJ Minimum Wage Increase Adjusted for 2023

September 20, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Most New Jersey business owners are already aware that employers have been on a trajectory towards a $15.00 an hour minimum wage rate, with a $1.00 increase scheduled for each January 1st. On September 20, 2022, the New Jersey Department of Labor announced that the minimum wage rate scheduled to go into effect for January […]
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Small Business Payroll Tips

September 20, 2022 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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There are many key aspects to running an effective and growing small business. For example, if you have employees, ensuring that they are paid properly and on time is a crucial part of a well-run business. Unpaid employees are unhappy employees. Here are some small business payroll tips to help you efficiently manage payroll for […]
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