Payroll & Tax Support

Assessing the Real Cost of Remote Working

Are you aware of the business tax implications surrounding the 2020 mass shift to remote working? Before making firm decisions about future remote working scenarios or changing physical business locations, examine the impact that state and local tax rules and regulations will have on your HCM team, your workers and your bottom line. Though State…

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2020 Payroll Issues You Need to Keep an Eye On

Those of you keeping an eye on payroll issues affecting 2020 may already have taken note that the New Year holiday of January 1, 2021 will fall on a Friday. Wise consultant and Vice President of the American Payroll Association, Ginnette Clark, CPP, outlines some of the year-end issues coming up, starting with why the…

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Recent Payroll Tax Deferral Order Offers More Uncertainty

Employees need to understand that bigger paychecks for the remainder of 2020 will result in smaller ones in 2021 when, at least for now, they will be required to pay back the deferred payroll taxes. A possible decision to forgive the deferred amounts is far from assured, leaving employers wondering what will truly be gained from opting…

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Celebrating Payroll Professionals for Persevering Through the Pandemic

As we roll on from National Payroll Week, we hope you continue to celebrate the amazing payroll professionals who have bravely battled their way through over six months of complex COVID-response legislation, COVID Act claims tracking, changing IRS forms, and who knows what next? With three and a half more months and a daunting year-end…

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Tax Jurisdiction Registration – A Necessary Evil

With year-end approaching (hello, September!) in a year that has been riddled with irregularities, getting ducks lined up is imperative. This includes completing vital tasks such as tax jurisdiction registration. It’s not always fast or easy, but you can’t complete W-2’s without those pesky withholding account numbers. Here, the Wise tax team shares some things…

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COVID Considerations for Open Enrollment

Nothing is going untouched by the pandemic in 2020, open enrollment included. Much of the impact will be unique to each organization based on their experience of navigating the past four months of COVID-19 issues. Not all industries have been challenged in the same ways, not all employee populations have suffered the same rates of…

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Achieving a Smooth Open Enrollment For Your Business

“Begin with the end in mind,” suggests Wise Consultant Janice Burnett, CPP, PHR. “When is your vendor expecting to get an open enrollment file from you? What is the drop-dead date? Take that date and work back from there.” Janice estimates that 10-14 weeks before your vendor expects your file is when you should begin…

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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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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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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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