FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Contribution Limits to Increase in 2015

Several of the most common benefit plans and account types have an increased allowance for contribution limits in 2015. The IRS has announced that it will raise the annual dollar limit on contributions for health care flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health savings accounts (HSAs), and 401(k) accounts based on cost of living adjustments (COLAs). These […]

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The top four reasons to hate your payroll service

Many of our new customers these days are escapees from (ahem) another network …er, payroll service.  Of course, we always ask them to tell us about the issues that are motivating them to change up …and these are the Top Four answers we get: 4.  They keep messing up our payroll, and my employees don’t […]

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How to tell when it’s time to change to a new online payroll service

OK, so you did your homework and chose not to go with a traditional, batch-oriented payroll service.  And you resisted the siren song of your IT group, realizing that it’s just not likely that they could build a competitively-featured application in any reasonable sort of timeframe. So instead, you went with an online payroll service.  […]

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Choosing an online payroll service? … better roll up your sleeves

So you’ve been comparing internet payroll solutions lately, and are leaning toward an online payroll service provider.  That’s good;  because (as we blogged about just recently) there’s virtually nothing to recommend the traditional payroll processing services, whose business model and technological foundation is largely unchanged since the 1960s. But now the challenge becomes choosing the […]

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The 3 Most Asked Questions of the Person Who Handles Payroll

If you hold the payroll responsibility in your company, you undoubtedly know the drill. Somehow every other employee of the company has found your phone number, and/or knows the way to your office. Why? … because they have questions.  You know they’re perfectly legitimate questions and have got to be answered, but that doesn’t stop you […]

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Online Payroll Service vs. Traditional Service: it’s a no brainer

Yes, the calendar just rolled over to 2011, so it’s reasonable to ask … why should you choose a “traditional” payroll service that may have been around since those other 20s [the allegedly “Roaring” 1920s]? OK, that may overstate things just a tad;  payroll in those 20s was simple enough to be done with quill […]

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Pay practices during inclement weather closings

It happens to nearly every company at some point… and for many, multiple times every year.  What is it?  Inclement weather that forces an office or plant closing.  In the North, the usual problem is snow or ice;  in coastal areas, it’s tropical storms;  in the Plains, floods and tornados.  Even in the relatively consistent […]

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Is your payroll service provider costing you more than you think?

Users of traditional payroll service providers (ADP and Paychex being two of the better-known examples) often literally don’t realize how much the service is costing them. It’s common for these providers to charge on an a’ la carte basis for their services.  Which means that the only charge you’re likely to be really aware of […]

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Not All Online Payroll Services are Created Equal

So you’ve been studying the payroll service provider space and are leaning toward an online payroll service.  Well, congratulations! As I blogged about recently, I truly believe that for most SMB companies, Internet payroll solutions prove a better choice than either in-house application software or a traditional payroll processing service. But now comes the hard part, because […]

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Top 9 Reasons To Go With an Online Payroll Service

When I talk to potential customers, at some point in the conversation I will be asked to answer the question “What’s in it for us?” … or, more formally, characterize the benefits of an online payroll service to the inquirer. I’ve actually found that the best answers to this question come from our own customers.  […]

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