There are many benefits to outsourcing your small-business payroll process. Some of these benefits may seem obvious, like having the filing of your business taxes or tracking of your employee time off accruals handled, but there is so much more that a great payroll service provider can offer, and at Payroll Service Solutions, we are here to help! And speaking of benefits, let’s discuss your employee benefits programs. We make it easy for you to offer quality employee benefits without any hassle or time spent searching for a la carte solutions through offerings from multiple companies! Payroll Service Solutions offers workers’ compensation, health insurance, contractors’ insurance, retirement plans, and more to small-business owners every day. Our clients appreciate the seamless integration of workers’ compensation and their payroll that we have created. When payroll time rolls around, we report actual wages to the insurance carriers and offer a pay-as-you-go service. This process is made even simpler when we calculate the premium based only on the true payroll and make payments directly from your account. There is no longer a need for stressful calculations, nor for frantic research every time these payments are due; our friendly and experienced associates are happy to take these chores off of your plate. We also make it easy to offer your employees amazing benefits beyond workers’ compensation. Payroll Service Solutions offers a comprehensive range of retirement benefits, including 401(k) and 403(b), simple IRA, payroll deduct IRA, business-owner planning, and both financial planning and wealth management services. Our group health insurance options provide an accessible way for small-business owners to care for their employees; the options we offer include medical, dental, vision, group life, and disability insurance. Providing your employees with the best benefits can be stressful when you try to do it all on your own. Contact us today to speak with a representative who can help you every step of the way!
Picture this: You have a question about payroll, tax filing, human resources, or another area important to your small business. Your question may require only two minutes on the phone, but instead of reaching someone, you are sent through an automated series of questions, and are ultimately asked to leave a message. Sound familiar? As a small-business owner who is in need of payroll services, you are not alone. It is far too often that we hear this story from our clients; they share with us that while working with their previous payroll company, it was impossible to reach someone on the phone. Here at Payroll Service Solutions, we believe that no account is too small for the highest customer service, and no question should ever have to wait for an answer. What makes us different from other payroll service companies in the industry is that we answer the phone! Our Philadelphia -based human resource consultants and payroll experts offer a personalized, hands-on experience for small businesses all across the U.S. We invite you to check out the “Why PSS” page on our site here, and learn how we are different from other payroll service companies. We value your position as a small-business owner and recognize that time is a very valuable resource. So when you have a question about your payroll or any of the other services we are performing on your behalf and have a minute to call, we will answer the phone and help as quickly as possible. Your assigned payroll service expert will always be the first thing you hear on your call — never a machine, never a series of questions. We look forward to providing you the best payroll services from the moment we answer your call! If you are ready to begin your personalized payroll services, visit our page, give us a call, or fill out our contact form to get started today!
At Payroll Service Solutions, we understand that business owners may know their industry well but may not understand every aspect of owning a business. This is where we come in. We offer reliable payroll processing and comprehensive tax filing services for small- to medium-sized businesses. Our Philadelphia -based tax service company takes on the full responsibility of your business when it comes to tax filing services. This allows them the time and freedom to focus on the other important aspects of business, while not having to worry about all of the pesky tax paperwork. Our company is composed of tax service experts who are required to stay up to date on all information concerning government regulations, tax rates, and compliance-related issues; their only job is to specialize in this area so that our clients may focus on growing their business. We make sure that every small business owner feels confident their company’s taxes are paid in full and on time, keeping them in good standing with all tax agencies. You can read more on our extensive Philadelphia -based payroll services here. However, this is not where our payroll and tax services end. Not only do we want to make sure taxes are handled correctly, but our philosophy is to also educate our clients and ensure that they understand the tax filing process. We go beyond telling them that the work is complete, and make sure each client understands each tax they are paying and the reason behind it. Our Philadelphia -based tax services keep the interest of small-business owners in mind, every step of the process. We alleviate time, stress, and the requirement of tax knowledge so that every business owner of small- to medium-sized businesses can spend his or her time on the tasks that can lead to growth. Contact us today to get started.
When you partner with us, our goal is to make your job easier by offering practical solutions to everyday small-business operations needs and challenges. The last thing we want to do is add more stress, so at the beginning of our partnership, we will walk you through the steps involved to guarantee a smooth transition. In fact, we take care of the whole process to ensure that errors are avoided and regulations are met. Prior to the creation of your account, a member of our sales team will set up a mutually convenient call with a representative from your firm to gather information to get your account set up properly. In the interest of complete transparency, we will guide you through all of our processes and let you know why we need each piece of business information before we handle the setup on your behalf. We understand that most business owners are not in the business of payroll or taxes, and therefore are not up to date on tax laws and requirements. Our job is to make sure your business is compliant with state, local, and federal regulations, while also educating you on the matters of importance to your success. If you are ready to get started with having us handle your payroll account, contact our sales team today to speak with one of our experts! We are looking forward to partnering with you now and as your company continues to grow and expand.
Thinking about switching payroll providers? Now is the perfect time! A new year means a fresh start and an easy transition to a new payroll company. Before you switch, however, there are things that you can have lined up to ensure a smooth transition.
Payroll taxes are based on when your employees were paid, not when they worked. That means that if they got paid January 1 (or after) for work they did in the prior December (or before), those wages are reflected in the new year’s books for tax purposes. That being said, take a look at your last pay date of the year, and if it falls in 2021 for whatever reason, make sure that is taken care of with your new payroll company.
When making the transition to a new provider, make sure that, prior to closing the account, you extract important data, such as employee information, payroll reports, and annual tax forms, to keep for records. A lot of times, after an account is closed, it can be difficult to go back and retrieve this information.
When switching payroll companies, you will need important information to gain access to all your payroll tax accounts to ensure a smooth transition. You are going to need your EIN, state employer identification number as well as other payroll tax account numbers, legal business name, and bank account information.
All of this may seem overwhelming, but Payroll Service Solutions is here to help guarantee a smooth transition to our team of experts you can depend on throughout the longevity of your business. Call us today to get started!
If your check date falls on Friday, January 1, 2021 you must decide if you want to move the check date to either December 31, 2020 or keep the check date in January of 2021. Please be aware of the following should you change your January 1st check date to December 31st: • Paying employees on December 31, 2020 will cause an extra paycheck in tax year 2020. This check will be included on the 2020 W2. • This may affect retirement contributions (especially if the contribution is setup to meet maximums). • This may affect your budget for the year. • There could be tax consequences for both employees and employers if you add a paycheck to 2020. • We strongly recommend that you consult with your CPA or tax attorney for guidance on this. • Payroll Service Solutions will not change the check date unless you request it. • If you decide to change your check date to December 31st, please request that we hold your end of year processing. Please let us know when you call in your last scheduled payroll for 2020.
It used to be that direct deposit was a luxury, but now, as it has grown to be the norm, employees have come to expect it. Payroll Service Solutions offers direct deposit services that will keep your employees happy, while also taking a big burden off your plate when it comes to payday details. Direct deposit is loved for many reasons. For example, it eliminates multiple steps that paper checks require for the funds to be accessible within an account, such as a trip to the bank and a long waiting period. Paper checks can take up to five business days to clear an account, but with direct deposit, funds are directly deposited to the employee’s account through ACH transactions. This means that on payday, employees immediately have access to those funds, without having to wait in a long line at the bank. Another large perk to using direct deposit is the safety benefits. Generally, paper checks are much riskier because they can be lost, stolen, or fraudulently cashed. When using direct deposit, the money is directly debited from the employer’s account and deposited to the employee’s account so there is no room for theft or fraud. Switching to an electronic pay system saves everyone involved both time and money. If you’d like to set up direct deposit or talk to us about how we can better your current systems, call Payroll Service Solutions today! We are proud to serve small businesses in the Philadelphia area as well as the entire U.S. with full-service payroll solutions.
Benefitting Local Bucks County Food Pantries, PSS will be collecting donations via a donation box in our lobby from 11/2/2020 through 11/16/2020. All donations can be made between the hours of 7 AM and 6 PM, Monday through Friday. Please wear a mask when entering and exiting the lobby. Acceptable donations include:
On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed a memorandum allowing employees making up to $4,000.00 pretax biweekly to defer paying their portion of Social Security taxes. The tax deferral went into effect on September 1, 2020, and will end on December 31, 2020. At this point and time, the monies deferred will have to be paid back in full. Guidance put out by the IRS on August 28, 2020, suggests that it will have to be paid back in full by April 30, 2021. It will be an additional deduction from the employee’s check. The guidance also suggests that ultimately the employer is responsible for the repayment of these taxes. Payroll Service Solutions is not automatically deferring this tax. If you have an employee who would like to his or her their Social Security tax, contact our office to obtain the necessary paperwork.
This Act allows some flexibility with the way the loan money is used to still receive forgiveness. The key changes are as follows:
More information will be forthcoming as it is made available, please check back often.
Payroll Service Solutions can do your PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loan through our partner Tioga Franklin Savings Bank. This loan provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. Importantly, if all employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks, SBA will forgive the portion of the loan used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities. Up to 100% of the loan is forgivable. Payroll Service Solutions will help you gather the payroll information you need to apply. As always, we are here to assist and support you through these challenging times. To apply, email Amanda Keiper at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following link to upload your documents: https://tioga-franklin.sharefile.com/r-r1a822ed2373422ba
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act World Health Organization U.S Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention IRS Coronavirus https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus State & Federal Resources https://s3.amazonaws.com/content.corpay.com/wp-content/2020/03/26193001/State-and-Federal-Coronavirus__COVID-19__Resources_.pdf Department of Labor https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus Emergency Paid Sick Leave https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/pandemic Poster https://s3.amazonaws.com/content.corpay.com/wp-content/2020/03/26185327/FFCRA_Poster.pdf Questions & Answers https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions Employer Paid Leave Rights https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave
Many small businesses and their employees have been impacted by COVID-19. To help small businesses and their workers though this pandemic, the President has authorized the SBA to provide assistance. There are several SBA loan programs including Enhanced Debt Relief and Disaster relief programs to assist businesses during this tough time. The Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is allocating $350 billion. Also known as the Paycheck Protection Program, it provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. Importantly, if all employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks, SBA will forgive the portion of the loans used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities. Up to 100 % of the loan is forgivable. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program#section-header-2 SBA guidelines have not yet been issued on these loans. Once the administration releases more details we will share that information with you. As always, Payroll Service Solutions is here to assist and support you through these challenging times.
Employers must post this notice of employee rights. https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf The act reserves the right for the secretary to exclude certain care providers and first responders from the list of eligible employees and to exempt small businesses with fewer than 50 employees from providing paid leave for child care if business viability is jeopardized. We strongly advise that you read through the entire document prior to Wednesday, April 1st so you have an understanding of how the leaves work. You can find the link below. The following are some highlights from the updated guidance.
On Friday, March 27th the President signed the CARES Act. The new law is a $2 trillion economic stimulus package designed to repair the economic damage caused by COVID-19 and provide additional protection to individuals and businesses who may lose income due to the pandemic. While most of the act pertains to direct payments and loans, there are some sections that affect employers. Providing Alternatives to Closure and Layoffs The CARES Act gives employers the following options and benefits, which may allow them to stay open and keep more people employed:
First we would like to express our sincerest wishes for the health and safety of you, your employees and loved ones. Please be aware that there will be no interruption in your service with us as this ban goes into effect. We have made provisions to accommodate the PA governor’s order. Effective Monday, March 23rd we will be temporarily suspending the pickup of payroll packages at our office. We have several options for you to choose from to get your information to you. At present, the Federal Reserve has not announced any changes in their daily operations. Unless and until changes are announced, we are fully prepared to meet all existing payroll deadlines. We are pleased to assure you that we remain ready and available to handle your payroll needs. While we cannot predict how long this emergency will continue, we are prepared to serve you for an extended period. We do not anticipate interruptions in the high level of service you are accustomed to receiving. The president has authorized the SBA to provide assistance. We would encourage any small business in the effective areas to consider seeking relief if needed. You can apply here. https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Account/Login We wanted to address some of the specific questions that we have been asked: Can I still expect delivery of my payroll? Yes, at this time our courier service is operating as normal. If you have specific instructions or need to change the delivery address please let us know. Can my employees file for unemployment benefits if my business is temporarily closed because of COVID-19? Yes, they may be eligible for benefits. Can I reduce my employee’s hours because of COVID-19? Yes Will my unemployment tax rate increase if my employees file for benefits due to COVID-19? No, businesses that are temporarily closed will be granted Relief from Charges and your tax rate will not be increased because of COVID-19 related claims. Is there somewhere I can find more information about unemployment? Yes. Go to https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/Pages/Employer-COVID19-FAQs.aspx Are there programs to help employers having financial difficulties due to COVID-19? Yes, the Shared Work Program can help https://www.uc.pa.gov/employers-uc-services-uc-tax/shared-work/Pages/default.aspx as well as the PA Department of Community and Economic Development https://dced.pa.gov/resources/. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you. Please call us with any questions or concerns at 215-624-0922 as we are here to help you.
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The New Jersey Mandatory Employment Retirement Account has officially passed NJ legislature. Did you know seven states already have mandatory retirement saving requirements including:
More states – including Pennsylvania - are in the process of proposing legislature right now! Is your business prepared? Payroll Service Solutions has the answers you seek. We look forward to helping your business ensure they are completely compliant with the law. Payroll Service Solutions has your answers! Call us today and ask about our low cost EZ IRA option. Employee deduct IRA contributions have never been so easy. Call 215-624-0922 to talk to one of our experts today!
Please join us in extending best wishes to Peggy Kudrick who is retiring from Payroll Service Solutions on March 30th. Peggy has been an esteemed member of our company for 12 years. Peggy’s positive attitude, willingness to help everyone and her thoughtfulness helped make Payroll Service Solutions who we are today. She genuinely cares about clients and coworkers alike always willing to go the extra mile to help us all. In addition to her skills and commitment to excellence, Peggy has been a friend to us all. We are happy for her, and at the same time, sad to see her go. She will be greatly missed by her coworkers and clients alike. Please join us in wishing Peggy well as she starts her next chapter in life. We wish her many, many years of good health and happiness!
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