Coronavirus

It’s Worth Claiming COVID Tax Credits: Wise’s 941 Tracking Assistant Makes it Easy

Employers need to know that the rules for the FFCRA and CARES Acts are ever-changing. The tax credits for providing employees with paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave for reasons related to COVID has been extended through March 31, 2021. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, enacted in late…

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Your 2020 COVID Payroll Year-End Checklist

With December comes the reality that many 2020-specific rules, relief and deferrals expire at the end of the month. This means vigilance is required of payroll professionals in reviewing and re-reviewing checklists and preparing for changes that literally happen overnight on December 31st. Ana Woods-Hill, CPP, Manager of Managed Payroll with Wise Consulting, prepared a…

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Be Aware of FFCRA & CARES Limits

The COVID-response acts are meant to help employers and employees during an unusually difficult year. It is important for employers to understand both the opportunities and the limitations of these acts. As we roll into the fourth quarter of 2020, revisiting the limits might help with reconciliation, balancing and compliance.   FFCRA Limits: Personal Sick…

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The Role of Change Management in HCM Implementation

As with any complex project, managing expectations and communicating early and often are key. Change that feels sudden or forced can confuse workers and make them resistant or even suspicious of the new system, even when it offers features that can make their jobs easier. Step one in change management is putting together a strong…

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You Could be Eligible for More COVID Credits Than you Think

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 COVID is Changing Payroll and Year-End

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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Flexible Managed Payroll – Getting Help Without Breaking the Budget

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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Our New 941 Tracker Tool – Wise Innovation that Benefits You

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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Planning for a Different Kind of Year-End Starts Now

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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A Look at the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

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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