Year-End Payroll Planning

The 411 on Carrier Feeds

Even if you are new to HR, you probably know how time-consuming open enrollment initiatives can be. What you might not know is that if you don’t get in the carrier feed queue early, you may face costly delays that turn into missed deadlines and late roll-out to employees. Below, our open enrollment support team…

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Perform Tax Auditing & Reconciling Throughout the Year to Achieve an Easier Year-End

Wise consultants have years of experience completing year-end planning, balancing cumulative data, producing W-2’s, auditing quarterly & annual tax returns, and more to make certain that our clients have a smooth end of the year. Below, our consultants discuss our recommendations for tax auditing, reconciling, and navigating remote worker tax laws to avoid costly mistakes….

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Prepare for Another Different Year-End Experience

If you are a payroll veteran, you likely already know what you are facing based on last year’s atypical year-end. If you are new to payroll, you might not be aware that things are usually more predictable. Either way, the pandemic continues to leave its mark on the legions of payroll professionals who really just…

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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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ACA and Year-End Considerations You Need to Review

With so many rules and regulations swirling around regarding ACA processing, year-end tasks and FFCRA limits, it’s important to review tasks and issues with a fine-tooth comb. That’s why the Wise team put together year-end and Affordable Care Act (ACA) notes to help keep you informed and compliant as 2020 comes to a close. Some Year-End…

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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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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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A Year-End COVID Watch List

While this list is far from comprehensive, hopefully it will highlight some of the different considerations COVID legislation has brought to year-end as well as some sound suggestions. Wise payroll professionals are working with clients to save them money, help them claim back money in the form of FFCRA and CARES credits, remain compliant on…

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Are you Ready for Year-End?

If year-end isn’t on your radar as September 2020 rolls in, it would be a good idea to move it up the priority list. As eager as most of us are to see 2020 depart, we must first manage a more-complex-than-usual year-end. Wise Tax Compliance Manager, Lynn Lauricella, CPP, reports that her team is preparing…

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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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