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At Wise, we are hearing from companies who either don’t think they can claim any payroll tax relief through the FFCRA and CARES Acts, or who are wondering if they should bother trying. Our tax team understands that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed because tracking payments and credits sounds like a lot of work on…

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How bad will 2020 year-end be for people who are not preparing now? “It’s going to be bad,” predicts Cory Makle, FPC, Client Payroll Specialist with Wise. “Because of everything that’s going on, starting now is a good idea. If you’re not looking up until later, you are going to have problems. You definitely have…

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While outsourcing an entire payroll process to experts works for many companies, what about when all you need is help with reporting, mass imports, garnishments, taxes or another payroll function? Particularly this year, with the various pandemic-response Acts, changes to forms and the vastly increased need for tracking, auditing and reconciliation, many companies are in…

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You may know by now that the IRS has revised Form 941 in response to the FFCRA and CARES Acts that were put into effect earlier this year. Even employers with third-party tax support will have to take a more active role in validating and ensuring the accuracy of the data in this unprecedented year…

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While Wise consultants perform Year-End work for many clients each year, it is possible that no one has ever seen a year quite like 2020 is shaping up to be. Lynn Lauricella, CPP, a Compliance Manager with Wise Consulting, has her eye on the changes that will impact Year-End. To help clients prepare, Lynn has…

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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act to provide relief to small businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The plan to issue forgivable loans to businesses needing to make payroll in uncertain circumstances was intended to help businesses stay afloat while still paying…

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“The COVID-19 coronavirus is becoming the accelerator for one of the greatest workplace transformations of our lifetime. How we work, exercise, shop, learn, communicate, and of course, where we work, will be changed forever!” – Jeanne Meister, Forbes The Impact of the Coronavirus on HR and the New Normal of Work. Five weeks later, for…

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Amid the havoc of COVID-19, increased stress and anxiety features as an invisible chronic symptom. People lucky enough to still be working may be concerned about job stability, adjusting to working from home or feeling stressed about still going into the workplace amidst coronavirus contagion. The demands of being substitute educators for kids who are…

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These unprecedented times are calling for difficult business decisions. Companies of all sizes are performing critical analysis in order to maximize budgets to retain staff, attempt to take advantage of government relief, and maintain employee pay and benefits. Wise payroll managers have compiled a list of considerations to help you ask essential questions and examine…

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How is the Pandemic Affecting Garnishments? While the COVID-19 pandemic has placed a temporary hold on federally-funded student loans, at some point these wage garnishments, and the necessity of processing them, will resume. Additionally, with courts currently not in session, many standard proceedings that result in orders have ceased. When it’s business as usual, the…

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