Archive for the ‘Payroll’ Category

Estimated Taxes: Pay as You Go or Pay the Price

Monday, April 15 is the deadline for the first quarterly 2013 estimated tax payment for calendar year taxpayers. If you make estimated tax payments, be aware that there have been a number of changes made to the tax law this year that might change the amount of estimated tax you owe. Who Must Make Payments? [...]

The Power of Collaborative Goal-Setting in Driving Employee Performance

All too often, the process of establishing goals for employees in the context of a performance evaluation slides into an uninspired exercise of just going through the motions, only to provide an easy reference point for future compensation decisions. But it can instead be an opportunity to inspire your staff to high levels of productivity [...]

5 Benefits of HR Outsourcing

By processing your payroll, managing your benefits and overseeing your human resource issues, HR&P makes your workforce flexible and able to meet your changing business demands. At HR&P we understand that time is your most precious asset. With our customized human resource and payroll solutions, we provide you more time to focus on your core [...]

Employee Payroll Spotlight: Are Severance Payments Subject to Payroll Taxes?

Affirming a decision in the lower court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled recently in a controversial case that severance payments made to employees are exempt from federal payroll taxes. (U.S. v. Quality Stores, Inc., CA-6, No. 10-1563, 9/7/12) As a result, the government must refund over $1 million in payroll taxes that were [...]

August 2012 payroll employment rises [JOB REPORT]

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 96,000 in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 8.1 percent. Employment increased in food services and drinking places, professional and technical services, and health care. You can read the news release published by the Bureau of Labor StatisticsĀ here.