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Four Things to Look for in an HR and Payroll Software Provider

By Erica Kasper Content Marketing Manager Let’s do a little word association. What comes to mind when you see the following terms? Payroll. Taxation. Employee retention credit. Compliance. Form 941. If this list is confusing, or worse, makes you want to curl up into a ball, you’re not alone. Thanks to COVID-19, the payroll landscape […]

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To Defer or Not to Defer

By Laura Detsch Compliance Officer On August 8, 2020, the President signed a memorandum with the subject line of: Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster.  This memorandum’s intent was to provide temporary relief to support working Americans during these challenging times.  During the period of September 1, 2020, through December […]

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941 and the W-2

By Laura Detsch Compliance Officer For payroll folks out there, we know that employees like to get those W-2s on January 1st, even though they technically can’t file their individual returns yet. If we pause to do a reconciliation first, it may save some work and confusion ahead for both you and your employees.    Many of you are familiar with the IRS Form […]

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Onboarding in the time of COVID-19

By Erica Kasper Content Marketing Manager I started a new job this week: Content Marketing Manager at Greenshades Software. Usually, the first day of a new job is spent touring the building, meeting the other employees, and filling out paperwork. For me, the first day began when I was greeted at the office door by […]

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IRS Form 941X (Rev. July 2020)

By Laura Detsch Compliance Officer There is a draft version of the IRS Form 941X (Rev. July 2020) available. The final version is expected to be available by the end of September 2020. This revision incorporates the additional elements related to the changes implemented on the Form 941 (Rev. April 2020) and 941-SS (Rev. April 2020), which factored in the payroll […]

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COVID-19 and the W-2

By Laura Detsch Compliance Officer 2020 will certainly be a year to remember.  COVID-19 has created many IRS reporting challenges for those opting to receive the credits provided by the federal government.   The latest change is the requirement to report any information regarding the qualified paid sick and emergency family leave that will need to […]

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To Contract or Not to Contract: Proper Classification of Workers

By Bethany Knittel Channel Marketing Manager  More than 10 percent of employers misclassify at least one worker as an independent contractor according to numerous state-level studies. Unlike strong quarterly financial reports, misclassifying a worker is never good news.   Being adequately informed about the impactful differences between an employee and an independent contractor from a tax filing and […]

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Save the Date! Because You’re Invited

By Bethany Knittel Channel Marketing Manager Summer – the much-anticipated time of year when school is out, watermelon is back in season and sunshine is calling your name! We love summer here in the Sunshine State, home to our Greenshades Headquarters in sunny Jacksonville, FL. Normally, these summer rays see our Greenshades faces flying all over the nation visiting […]

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