How to set-up Small Business Payroll System

Small Business Payroll SystemSetting up of payroll systems is one of the most important tasks that a small business employer should do at the time of establishing their business. Setting up small business payroll system not only helps in identifying and streamlining the overall business process but it also assist the business owner in delivering the various legal and regulatory responsibilities towards the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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Why Small Business should use Cloud Computing

The way information technology has transformed the world, cloud computing is poised to take it even further and radically change the way businesses operate and deliver. IT experts round the globe consider cloud computing as one robust environment that would enable the businesses to be faster, cheaper, portable and safer, be it large enterprises, medium size businesses or small businesses.

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CheckMark – Product News


2015 CheckMark Payroll, MultiLedger and 1099 Software Feedback

We hope you are enjoying the robust new features of the new software programs this year. Our CheckMark Payroll Software in particular enjoyed a healthy boost of features based on your feedback. MultiLedger and 1099 Software weren’t far behind. Please let us know your thoughts on these new features and what you’d like to see for 2015.

 Online HR TrialHR compliance is an often forgotten area in business, however if you aren’t up-to-date, then things can get ugly. The Online HR Support Center can serve as a virtual HR department, or if you already have something or someone in place, it can be an excellent resource. This handy tool is filled with all sorts of great resources including:

  • Policy Library: Library of standard business policies.
  • State and Federal Laws: Written in easy to understand terms.
  • HR Forms: Library of business, state and federal forms.
  • 3-Minute HR Audit: Assess the effectiveness of your HR functions.
  • eAlerts: Instant notification for important law updates.
  • HR Checklists: Checklists to help organize business tasks.
  • And much more!

Want to try it out? Request a demo! If you decide to purchase, this handy resource is just $60/year!

Tips from the Support Team

Top Questions of the Quarter

How do I comply with the new Reporting of Employer Sponsored Health Care on my W2s?

Check out what to do here.

How do I file my W-2s electronically?

Before you can send the file you create in Payroll, you need to go to the Social Security Administration website and get registered to file electronically:

After you register, it takes 5-7 days for the SSA to send you your USER ID # you’ll need to file. Once that is received, you can setup payroll to create the file.

In Payroll:
• Click on W-2 & W-3 Statements under Reports
• Select the EFW2 File radio button and make sure “Federal” is in the drop down list
• Click on the EFW2/W3 Setup button & fill in the fields on this window. The User ID, is the number you receive from the SSA after registering. The WFID is not filled in unless this is a resubmission.

Once this screen is complete, click OK. Next, click on the “Text File” button at the top left of the window and save this file to a location where you can easily find it. Leave the name of the file as W2Report.txt. Once this is done, you can login on the and follow the SSA instructions to submit the file.

How to Easily Run W-2s and W-3s

The Holiday season has arrived! For many businesses this is a very busy time of year. After the busy holiday season comes every’e favorite: tax season (sarcasm). Dealing with your businesses taxes is unavoidable but running your W-2s and W-3s does NOT have to take up much of your time at all. Whether you want to use preprinted forms, use a blank form method, or e-file your W-2s, follow our straightforward guide on how to run your W-2s and which forms you should order now to make your January a little less stressful.

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How to Save Time on Your 1099s This Year

Running 1099s for the tax season is very costly for many businesses both in time and money. At CheckMark, we have a very slick and fast 1099 Software that runs UNLIMITED companies and recipients. Many software and service options charge you per 1099 run, which can really add up, in contrast, we like to keep things simple around here. CheckMark 1099 Software can handle 1099 -MISC, -INT, -DIV, -S & -R forms, with the print version running only $69 and the e-file version running $139 (also can print!).

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