Employment Laws & Taxes

Learn more about laws related to employment and business taxes, including the differences between employees and independent contractors. Plus, learn how to set up payments for your payroll taxes, and create an employee handbook.
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Your Guide to New Hire Paperwork
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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Affected Key Employment Laws
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What Is Severance Pay?
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How to Treat Employee FMLA Leave During COVID-19 and Beyond
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What Are Social Security Wages?
Employee Pay and Benefits Taxed
Employer Guide to Taxable Employee Compensation
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What Is Gross Pay?
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Social Security Maximum Withholding - 2020 and 2021
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Should Your Employees Be Salaried or Hourly?
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The Employer's Guide to Payroll Tax Deposits
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What Are the Laws Against Not Paying Employees?
Payroll Tax Information for Employers
The Employer's Guide to Dealing with Payroll Tax
How to Get a Small Business Tax Refund
Can Employees Write off Business Expenses? Learn the Rules
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Learn About FICA, Social Security, Medicare Taxes, and How Each Works
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What's the Difference Between Full-time and Part-time Employees?
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What Is IRS Form 1096?
IRS Form 941
How to File IRS Form 941
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Simple FICA Calculation
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Before You Sign a W-9 Form, Watch for These Issues
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What Are Unpaid Payroll Tax Penalties?
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How to Pay Yourself as a Business Owner
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Payroll Terms To Learn Before Doing Payroll
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12 Step Checklist for Hiring New Employees
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I'm Self-Employed. How Do I Pay Social Security and Medicare?
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What Is IRS Form SS-8?
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How Do I Do My Own Payroll and Payroll Taxes?
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Common IRS Form 941 Errors and How to Correct Them
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What Is Workers Compensation? The Facts for Employers
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Information for Employers About State Unemployment Taxes
Employment Taxes vs. Payroll Taxes - What's the Difference
The Difference Between Payroll Taxes and Employment Taxes
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General Duties of Employers to Employees
Overtime Rules for Exempt and Non-exempt Employees
Overtime Rules for Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees
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How To Create an Employee Policies and Procedures Handbook
About Unemployment Taxes
Answers to Unemployment Tax Questions for Employers
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Reasons To Consider Outsourcing Payroll Processing
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Which Tax Year Should End-of-Year Employee Paychecks Be In?
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Forms W-2 and 1099-NEC: Deadlines, Extensions, and Penalties
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Learn How Employees Can Sue Employers for Non-Payment of Wages
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Form W-4: Employer Responsibility and Information
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If an Auditor Comes to Your Business —Are You Ready?
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What Is IRS Form 940?
Manager going over new employee paperwork
What Employers Need To Know About Social Security
Calculating Employee Tax Withholding
How to Calculate Paycheck Withholding and Deductions
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When and How to Pay Employees for Travel Time
How to Prepare Form W-2
An Employer's Guide to W-2 Wage and Tax Statements
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When and How to Pay and Report Federal Unemployment Taxes (FUTA)
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When Should I Use a Payroll Processing Service?
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What Is IRS Form 1099-K?
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Tax and Legal Issues to Know About When Hiring Children as Employees
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How Should I Deal with Unclaimed Paychecks in my Business?
Additional Medicare Tax
Additional Medicare Tax: Information for Employers
Documents for Verifying Employment Eligibility-Form I-9
Documents Employers Can Use to Verify Form !-9
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What Year-end Payroll Tasks Must I Take Care Of?
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How Do I Process Payroll and Payroll Taxes?
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How to Complete Form 940 for Federal Unemployment Taxes
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What Is Payroll?
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How To Get W-2 and 1099 Forms
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Get Answers to Common Questions About Inactive Businesses
If you're a small business owner, note these potential tax deductibles so that you don't pay taxes that could have been extra revenue in your account.
How To File a Corrected W-2 and W-3
Accounting income and expenses
How To Create a Payroll Register