Payroll

On June 19, the IRS posted a new version of Form 941 (Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return).  It will be used beginning with the second quarter return (April 1 to June 30) that must be filed by July 31 (August 10 for employers that made timely...

The U.S. Chamber has updated the Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness.  This guide reflects recent substantive changes made by Congress and the administration to the PPP program to provide borrowers with more flexibility. These changes include: Extending the time to spend PPP funds from 8...

Payroll accounting is about recording your payroll expenses in your accounting system. These recordings are called "payroll journal entries," which can be made in your payroll journal and then posted to your general ledger. Or they can be recorded directly in your general ledger. To understand...

The fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime has been on the books for decades. The Supreme Court first approved the method in 1942, shortly after the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was enacted [Overnight Motor Transp. Co. v. Missel, 316 U.S. 572 (1942)]. Moreover, Department...

Bonuses are a form of variable pay that are used to inspire employee loyalty or reward performance, and it's essential to know about the different kinds. Discretionary Bonuses   A bonus is discretionary if it's given solely at the employer's discretion and does not cause an expectation of...

You may have overpaid an employee because someone entered the wrong information into the system. Or maybe the employee or his or her supervisor submitted inaccurate data. Either way, this type of error is usually easily fixable. You do have to follow certain procedures, however. Reclaiming...

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System maintains a list of federal banking holidays for the current year and the following four years. As 2020 approaches, you should take note of upcoming federal banking holidays and how they may impact your payroll processing...