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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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WEBINAR – Simplifying Seasonal Payroll

May 7, 2021 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Abacus Payroll, Inc. and Alloy Silverstein announce our upcoming webinar on simplifying payroll for seasonal employers with tips for agricultural, shore, and seasonal businesses. Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Register: Click Here Simplifying Payroll for Seasonal Employers: Tips for Agricultural, Shore, and Seasonal Businesses Alloy Silverstein and Abacus Payroll are […]
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How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects You as an Employer

March 1, 2018 | posted by Abacus Payroll
It’s no secret that a number of complications accompany tax reform, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is no different. While plenty of the act’s provisions pertain to your employees, there are a few crucial employer-focused aspects as well, meaning that things ranging from possible deductions to company policy may have to change. If […]
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Identifying and Preventing Workplace Harassment and Discrimination

December 5, 2017 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Harassment and discrimination have no place in daily life, so the same logic should apply in the workplace. Whether you’re the owner of a business or you’re simply an employee, you need to be aware of your rights, other employees’ rights, what harassment looks like, and how to address it. Know Your Legislature Before you […]
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Small Business HR Mistakes to Avoid

September 26, 2017 | posted by Abacus Payroll
Common Costly HR Mistakes
HR management is a tough job on the easiest days, and it only gets harder as you spend more time with a business. This is no truer for any company than it is for a small business. While there is no way to prepare completely for employee mishaps, here are a few major mistakes to […]
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What to Do When an Employee Quits

August 18, 2017 | posted by Abacus Payroll
How to handle an employee quitting
No matter the reason, it’s always challenging when an employee chooses to leave your business. While there is no universal way to prepare for the shock of losing one of the best members of your staff, here are a few ways that you can minimize the impact and move forward in a proactive manner.   […]
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2017 Federal Payroll Tax Rate Changes

December 13, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Here is a summary of the federal 2017 payroll tax changes including Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Tax, Minimum Wage, 401(k) limits and more.   Print 2017 Payroll Tax Alert   Social Security / Medicare The wage base increases to $127,200 for Social Security and remains UNLIMITED for Medicare. For Social Security, the tax rate is […]
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Pennsylvania Payroll Tax Rates for 2017

December 13, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
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Here is a summary of all the changes to Pennsylvania payroll tax rates in 2017. We keep this page updated, but if you’d like to be alerted to more changes to Pennsylvania Payroll Tax rates in future, you can subscribe to our Payroll Tax Alert Service. If you’d like help with your payroll tax, we’d […]
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New Filing Deadline for Employer W-2s and 1099s

December 12, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
2017 W2 AND 1099 UPDATE
Traditionally speaking, January 31st has been the date by which employers must provide their employees with tax forms. However, 2017 brings about a drastic change to this system: January 31st is now also your IRS/SSA filing deadline. As such, your distribution and filing processes will be far more compressed this year than they have been […]
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Abacus Payroll’s Year-End Payroll Checklist

December 2, 2016 | posted by Abacus Payroll
End of Year Payroll Checklist
The end of the year is drawing close, and so are your end-of-the-year payroll responsibilities. Instead of stressing about tying up loose ends, take a look at our year-end payroll checklist to make sure your proverbial ducks are in a row.   Double-Check Your Employee Data Though payroll might be less fun than dressing up […]
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