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IRS releases income tax withholding tables for 2023

IRS has finalized the withholding tables Payroll will need in 2023. Whether you have old or new Forms W-4 on file for employees, you can get ready for next year. As you know, IRS did a major overhaul of the W-4 in 2020. While some employees haven’t turned in new forms since then, the 2023 [...]

February 7th, 2023|taxes|

MA PFML requirements

All Massachusetts employers must distribute information to their employees and display a workplace poster that explains Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML). PFML workforce notifications and posters have been updated to reflect the 2023 maximum benefit amount and contribution rates.  Download the poster. For more information about PFML click here.

January 20th, 2023|Uncategorized|

There’s more to determining filing status than being married or single

There’s more to determining filing status than being married or single Some taxpayers are eligible for more than one filing status. As they get ready for the upcoming filing season, taxpayers should carefully review their options to pick the filing status that makes the most sense for them. Those who are only eligible for one [...]

January 13th, 2023|taxes|

Closing your business for good?

What business owners need to do when closing their doors for good There are a few things business owners need to do before they close their business. Of course, they need to fulfill their federal tax responsibilities. It’s also important to notify the IRS of their plans. Business owners must take these steps when closing [...]

January 6th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Minimum wage increases for 2023

The following wage and hour changes will take effect on January 1, 2023. Massachusetts increases minimum wage and ends premium pay Minimum wage The Massachusetts minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour. The minimum base wage for tipped employees will increase to $6.75 per hour. Premium pay fully phased out The mandatory premium pay rate for hours [...]

December 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|

We now offer 401(k) plans!

We’ve partnered with Human Interest, a 401(k) provider for small and medium-sized businesses, to add an affordable retirement plan to your benefit offering. Human Interest helps to reduce the burden of managing a 401(k) plan with easy setup and administration, recordkeeping, and streamlined onboarding for employees.  With Human Interest you’ll receive: Access to affordable investment [...]

December 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Massachusetts prohibits hairstyle discrimination

Massachusetts has joined the growing list of states to prohibit discrimination based on traits associated with race, including hairstyle. Beginning October 24, 2022, the state’s employment discrimination law, which applies to employers with six or more employees, will define race to include traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture, hair [...]

December 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Help wanted? Know about the work opportunity tax credit

Help wanted? Businesses that are hiring should know about the work opportunity tax credit Businesses hanging up their Help Wanted signs should be sure to check out the work opportunity tax credit. This credit encourages employers to hire workers certified as members of any of ten targeted groups facing barriers to employment. The credit has [...]

December 2nd, 2022|hiring|

New onboarding product

PayPlus is pleased to announce the launch of a new Employee Workforce Management product that will make your life as a business owner so much easier. Eliminate onboarding paperwork for new employees. Employees enter their details themselves (everything on the New Hire form!), plus I-9, W4, etc. and their information is automatically loaded into the payroll [...]

November 14th, 2022|hiring, New hire|

Independent contractor or employee? Know the difference

IRS Tax Tip 2022-117, August 2, 2022 A business might pay an independent contractor and an employee for the same or similar work, but there are key legal differences between the two. It is critical for business owners to correctly determine whether the people providing services are employees or independent contractors. Here's some information to [...]

September 30th, 2022|Independent Contractor|