Communicating Coronavirus Updates to Your Employees: The Patriot Software Way

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Patriot Software is headquartered in Ohio, a state that’s been at the forefront of pandemic response. Patriot Software’s President and Chief Legal Officer, Mike Wheeler—who is a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio—has been in daily communication […].

Payroll Articles 2019 | Year in Review With Patriot Software

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Luckily, Patriot’s payroll blog has the answers to your most-asked payroll-related questions. The post Payroll Articles 2019 | Year in Review With Patriot Software appeared first on Patriot Software. With so much payroll information and so little time, it can be difficult to keep up as a business owner. Interested in seeing our most popular payroll articles from this year? Check out our top 10 most-read payroll articles 2019. Top payroll articles […].

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Payroll Articles 2019 | Year in Review With Patriot Software

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Luckily, Patriot’s payroll blog has the answers to your most-asked payroll-related questions. The post Payroll Articles 2019 | Year in Review With Patriot Software appeared first on Payroll Tips, Training, and News. With so much payroll information and so little time, it can be difficult to keep up as a business owner. Interested in seeing our most popular payroll articles from this year? Check out our top 10 most-read payroll articles 2019. Top payroll articles […].

How to Calculate a Full-time Equivalent Employee for the PPP Loan, ERC, & More

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The post How to Calculate a Full-time Equivalent Employee for the PPP Loan, ERC, & More appeared first on Patriot Software. As an employer, at some point or another, you may have stumbled across the term “full-time equivalent employee.”

Small Business Relief During Coronavirus Pandemic

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The post Small Business Relief During Coronavirus Pandemic appeared first on Patriot Software. The information in this article is current as of March 13, 2020, 1:48 p.m. EST. As new details about the pandemic and coronavirus-related legislation emerges, this article will be updated.

Should I Take Out a PPP Loan or Claim the Employee Retention Credit?

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appeared first on Patriot Software. Two of the most sought-after forms of coronavirus relief for employers are Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and the Employee Retention Credit. Unfortunately, you can’t take advantage of both.

PPP Loan Forgiveness: How to Get Your PPP Loan Forgiven

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The post PPP Loan Forgiveness: How to Get Your PPP Loan Forgiven appeared first on Patriot Software. With loan forgiveness on the line, you probably didn’t apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for the low-interest rate of 1%. So, you got the loan.

How to Pay Employees: Types of Payment You Can Offer

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The post How to Pay Employees: Types of Payment You Can Offer appeared first on Patriot Software. How do you pay your employees? With checks? Direct deposit? Other? There are a number of ways to pay employees, especially as money continues moving into the digital sphere.

Scrap Everything You Knew About Withholding Allowances: The New W-4 Form Is Here

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The post Scrap Everything You Knew About Withholding Allowances: The New W-4 Form Is Here appeared first on Patriot Software. Have you just started getting acclimated to the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?

How to Correct a W-2 Form If You Make a Mistake

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The post How to Correct a W-2 Form If You Make a Mistake appeared first on Patriot Software. Let’s face it: everybody makes mistakes. So, if you make a mistake on an employee’s Form W-2, don’t panic. Instead, learn how to correct a W-2 form and take action.

What Is a W-3 Form?

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appeared first on Patriot Software. Have employees? Then you know part of your employer responsibilities include the annual reporting of employee wages and taxes on Form W-2. And, no Form W-2 reporting is complete without its trusty sidekick, Form W-3. What is a W-3 form?

5 Steps for Changing Insurance Plans at Your Small Business

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The post 5 Steps for Changing Insurance Plans at Your Small Business appeared first on Patriot Software. Changing insurance plans can seem like a major hassle for your entire company, especially your employees. But, it doesn’t have to be.

How to Fill Out Form 941: Your Step-by-step Guide

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The post How to Fill Out Form 941: Your Step-by-step Guide appeared first on Patriot Software. If you have employees, you likely need to fill out and file Form 941 each quarter. Form 941 is jam-packed with different sections and calculations, which leaves room for errors.

Updates to the Income Tax Withholding Tables and What You Need to Know

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The post Updates to the Income Tax Withholding Tables and What You Need to Know appeared first on Patriot Software. Like past years, the IRS released changes to the income tax withholding tables for 2020.

FFCRA and Coronavirus Paid Sick Leave: Q & A for Employers

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The post FFCRA and Coronavirus Paid Sick Leave: Q & A for Employers appeared first on Patriot Software. Businesses big and small are changing up operations due to federal and state coronavirus-related mandates.

Coronavirus Payroll Tax Credits for Employers

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The post Coronavirus Payroll Tax Credits for Employers appeared first on Patriot Software. One of the coronavirus small business relief measures comes in the form of employer tax credits.

What Is the EEO-1 Report, and Which Employers Need to File it?

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appeared first on Patriot Software. When your business grows, you may need to hire additional employees. But, hiring more employees comes with additional responsibilities.

What Exactly Is Courtesy Withholding?

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appeared first on Patriot Software. Do your employees live in a different city than the one they work in? Does that city have local income tax? If so, you might consider implementing courtesy withholding to simplify your employee’s tax responsibilities.

How Can the CARES Act Benefit and Support My Small Business?

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appeared first on Patriot Software. Businesses nationwide are temporarily closing up shop and seeing a decline in sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many businesses struggling during this time, the government passed legislation to help businesses bounce back.

What’re Your Employer Responsibilities During a Temporary Business Closure?

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appeared first on Patriot Software. At some point or another, you may find the need to temporarily shut down your business. Maybe your business is struggling with cash flow and needs to lay off workers.

Use the Average Vacation Time to Build Your Business’s Policy

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The post Use the Average Vacation Time to Build Your Business’s Policy appeared first on Patriot Software. Do you want to give your employees paid time off from work? If you choose to offer paid vacation days as an employee benefit, you might not know how many to provide.

How to Calculate Local Income Tax in 6 Simple Steps

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The post How to Calculate Local Income Tax in 6 Simple Steps appeared first on Patriot Software. As an employer, you’re responsible for withholding certain taxes from employees’ wages. One of the taxes you may need to withhold is local income tax.

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act: Important Changes to the PPP

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The post The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act: Important Changes to the PPP appeared first on Patriot Software. Ah, this is the moment most Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan borrowers have been waiting for.

Small Business Resources for Dealing With COVID-19

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The post Small Business Resources for Dealing With COVID-19 appeared first on Patriot Software. From state-mandated stay-at-home orders to stimulus packages, there’s a lot changing because of the coronavirus. We know you want answers fast.

Your Go-to Guide on State Per Diem Rates

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The post Your Go-to Guide on State Per Diem Rates appeared first on Patriot Software. If you have employees who travel for work, you might offer them per diem pay to reimburse them for travel-related expenses. Per diem rates can vary based on the state and city your employee travels to.

Furlough vs. Layoff: A Tough Call in a Difficult Time

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The post Furlough vs. Layoff: A Tough Call in a Difficult Time appeared first on Patriot Software. If your business is struggling to make payroll amidst the coronavirus, you might wonder whether you should furlough or lay off your employees.

Straight Facts—No Fluff—About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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The post Straight Facts—No Fluff—About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act appeared first on Patriot Software. The first coronavirus bill, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), was signed into law on March 18, 2020.

Overtime Laws by State: The Quintessential Employer’s Guide

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The post Overtime Laws by State: The Quintessential Employer’s Guide appeared first on Patriot Software. Failing to pay eligible employees overtime is a wage violation that lands a number of employers in hot water each year.

What Is the Employee Retention Credit, and How Does It Work for Employers?

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appeared first on Patriot Software. Due to the coronavirus negatively affecting businesses nationwide, there are a number of coronavirus payroll tax credits available to help employers out. One option for employers is the Employee Retention Credit (ERC).

How to Rehire Furloughed Employees

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The post How to Rehire Furloughed Employees appeared first on Patriot Software. You furloughed your employees, and now you want to bring them back. Do you know how to rehire furloughed employees?

What Is the Earned Income Tax Credit, and How Does it Work?

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appeared first on Patriot Software. If you have a low- or moderate-income worker, they may be eligible for the earned income tax credit (EITC). Read on to learn all about the earned income credit, including who is eligible for it and how workers can claim the credit.

Are You Keeping up With Your VETS Reporting Responsibilities?

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appeared first on Patriot Software. Does your business have a contract with the government? If so, you may be responsible for following specific federal regulations, like reporting on your efforts to employ veterans. How much do you know about your VETS reporting responsibilities?

Where to Send SUTA Tax? Unemployment Tax Rules for Multi-state Employees

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Unemployment Tax Rules for Multi-state Employees appeared first on Patriot Software. Do you have employees who live in a different state than where they work? Then you might be wondering where to send your state unemployment (SUTA) tax payments.

8 Common Payroll Laws by State to Keep on Your Radar

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The post 8 Common Payroll Laws by State to Keep on Your Radar appeared first on Patriot Software. When it comes to payroll regulations, there’s a lot you need to keep track of. In addition to federal laws, your state likely has its own rules in place.

What Forms Do New Employees Need to Fill Out?

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appeared first on Patriot Software. New employee forms are a staple of the onboarding process. Before an employee can legally begin working for your business, they need to fill out required forms. What forms do new employees need to fill out?