Most of the time if a business owner makes a wrong call or a mistake in his business; it can be fixed or smoothed over relatively easily. That isn’t the case when making an error in classifying a worker as an employee or an independent contractor. Just like every other choice has a consequence, choosing the wrong worker classification can have dire financial consequences for your business. That is one reason to use a payroll service for your company.
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America is the land of choice – but not when it comes to whether or not a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. As the workplace environment changes, employers are looking at how worker classification impacts their finances.
Just about every worker counts on it and almost every employer has paid it, but few understand it. What’s that? Unemployment taxes. Who pays it and how? Once you see how it works, it makes sense. The Payroll Department thinks it’s time everyone got an easy-to-understand explanation.
A general misconception is that churches don’t have to worry about taxes – that they are exempt. As a payroll provider, the staff at The Payroll Department understands how much of a myth that is for churches. There are many different types of taxes on the state and federal levels and being a church actually is a complex situation. The church may be exempt from some taxes but not others and the tax code can vary from state to state. That’s where professional payroll services can be invaluable.
Our last blog talked about why employees should review their pay stubs. Now, Teresa Ray from The Payroll Department wanted me to share the reasons why keeping pay stubs is important.
When I was 11 years old, I discovered pay stubs strewn about in my brother’s car. I’d never seen pay stubs before and they looked really official. I asked if they should be kept somewhere safe and he said they weren’t important – not like the cash in his pocket. Even then, his answer didn’t seem correct.
Now, I KNOW his answer wasn’t correct. Teresa Ray from The Payroll Department in Brownsburg understands the importance of pay stubs and why employees should review them every payroll period.