Employees/Payroll

What is payroll? As an employer, you have specific payroll responsibilities that are required by federal, state or local agencies.

Payroll can be complicated. But there are essentially three main jobs for employers in doing payroll:

  1. Paying employees (and withholding the right taxes from paychecks)
  2. Paying payroll taxes (both taxes withheld from employees’ paychecks and taxes employers pay on behalf of their employees)
  3. Filing tax forms

To learn more about payroll, check out this Payroll 101 Guide.


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Updates for Payroll for Mac announced

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Editor's note: I got this from our friends over at Payroll. If you're a QuickBooks for Mac Payroll subscriber, you'll be seeing some changes. - Shelly We’ve been doing some remodeling and are launching a new look. Next time you sign in, you’ll … [Read more...]

Payroll: I want to do it myself

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For some of you out there, you might be bummed that QuickBooks for Mac (2012 and earlier) doesn't offer a manual method to process payroll. But there's still a way you can track payroll expenses and liabilities and generate paychecks for your … [Read more...]

Hiring for your business, Part 2: Which payroll method is right for you?

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[Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of Intuit articles we are republishing here on Little Square that may help you in the decisions you need to make before hiring workers. Look for more soon.] In Part 1 of our series of Payroll … [Read more...]

Hiring for your business, Part 1: Contractors vs. employees

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[Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of Intuit articles we are republishing here on Little Square that may help you in the decisions you need to make before hiring workers. Look for more soon.] It's important to classify your workers … [Read more...]

Getting personal with custom fields

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by Liz Hamill Scott As a small business owner, you already know that a personal touch can mean the difference between a great profit year and a mediocre break-even season. With custom fields, QuickBooks can help you track those personal details … [Read more...]

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