Tax Calculation Errors
If you’ve ever done payroll manually, then you know how difficult it can be to navigate the endless barrage of payroll tax laws and regulations. It’s no wonder that manual payroll errors are a leading cause of fines and penalties from taxing authorities. From computing pay based on incorrect rates or hours, to entering employer taxes in the wrong fields, or skipping a pay period altogether…it doesn’t take much for human error to set off a chain reaction of tax troubles for your business.
Payroll software providers have dedicated teams with years of expertise in the field; they stay up-to-date on all changes in payroll legislation and make sure those changes are reflected in their software. With the help of an expert team dedicated solely to understanding these complex topics, you can rest assured your company will stay compliant with current regulations and avoid related risks, fines, or penalties.
By partnering with a payroll outsourcing provider, your company will be able to effectively manage leave policies and make the most of employee time off.
Why does leave management matter?
Less than half of American workers take all their vacation time. A study by the U.S. Travel Association shows that 55% of workers didn’t use up all their vacation days in 2018. This is bad for employees, who are at risk for being overworked and experiencing burnout, but it’s also bad for employers, who lose out on productivity in the long run when their employees work too much and don’t get enough breaks. As an employer, you want to ensure that employees are well-rested so they can perform at their best when it matters most.
How does leave management work?
Payroll providers offer a variety of ways to streamline your leave management processes:
Automated time tracking software makes it easy to track how many hours each employee works per day/week/month/year so you always have accurate records of which employees have accrued paid time off and which ones haven’t yet met eligibility requirements. Some payroll software options come with mobile apps that make it easy for remote employees to clock in from home or on-the-go without needing access to a computer or printer at the office. The information is automatically synced with your payroll provider whenever cellular service or Wi-Fi is available, making time tracking more efficient than ever before!
Employee Benefits Tracking and Processing
Employee benefits are one of the largest costs for an employer. These costs also come with a great deal of administrative work for employers who are not using a payroll outsourcing provider, as tracking and processing these benefits requires more time than most internal HR departments have available. A payroll outsourcing provider has systems in place that allow them to track and process employee benefits, which can save your company both time and money.
You can also include future retirement benefits in the payroll system. With a payroll software for small businesses, you can process retirement savings plans, calculate contributions to those plans, and calculate accruals of future benefits. This provides transparency and gives employees access to their net pay information including gross pay, earned time off accruals, and deductions.
Audit Support and Adherence To Compliance/Regulatory Requirements
With all the changes to state and federal regulations, it’s not easy for your company to stay on top of all the new information. Many companies have IT departments but they’re dealing with other tasks that are more pressing. A payroll outsourcing provider has adequate resources and time to ensure that your company is up-to-date on any compliance issues and tax laws. They have access to data that can help you prepare for audits, which may be necessary if you have a lot of employees or simply a large number of contractors.
HR & Payroll System Integration
An integrated payroll and HR system will make your life easier. It reduces errors, streamlines processes and saves you time. When implementing an integrated payroll and HR system there is a need for careful evaluation of all of the stakeholders involved in the process, the organizational culture and open communication. The strategic goals that a business has will be an important factor in determining whether or not to integrate these systems. If you are looking to implement an integrated system then ensure that you choose one where your payroll provider can support you with both product expertise as well as project management experience to help guide you through.
Best Practices for An Efficient Payroll Process
Payroll best practices are those strategies that result in the most efficient utilization of time and resources while protecting the accuracy of your company’s payroll process. Payroll best practices include having a defined workflow process, weekly audits on all existing employees, utilizing automated processes, having proper backup/recovery procedures for payroll data as well as ongoing training for all staff who have access to financial information or who are responsible for processing payroll transactions. With so many things going on at work sometimes it’s hard to keep all of these things at top-of-mind; but with a good partner by your side this won’t be an issue!
Outsourcing payroll services are an effective way to reduce costs and create efficiency in your workplace.
Outsourcing payroll services to a third party provider is an effective way to reduce costs and create efficiency in your workplace. This can be achieved through the removal of redundant in-house staff, eliminating or reducing the amount of time your management spends on payroll and HR tasks, as well as other factors. Most businesses small or large face many challenges and solutions often rely on external expertise or resources with greater experience. Working with a reputable Payroll Services Provider like Integrity Payroll Solutions can save you time, money and valuable internal resources. Outsourcing payroll services to us means that you will no longer have to worry about wasteful spending or inefficiencies within internal processes.