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How Do You Pay Your ITIN Workers?

Managing payroll is already complex, and adding ITINs to the equation can make it feel even more complicated. At Baron Payroll, one question we get all the time is, "How do I pay my ITIN workers?" And the short answer is... In order to stay compliant, you shou...

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How to Resolve Common Payroll Errors and Avoid Delays

Are payroll delays and errors a constant headache for your business? These issues can cause significant frustration for both employers and employees, leading to compliance problems and decreased morale. Many businesses struggle with misclassified employees, ma...

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Your Next Step with Baron Payroll: Integrating Time and Attendance Software

Switching payroll companies is a big step, and we're thrilled you've chosen to work with Baron Payroll. We know this process can bring up a lot of questions and concerns. Right now, your main goal is getting the new payroll system running smoothly for your bus...

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Automated Time and Attendance System: Can it Really Make Running Your Business Easier?

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by time tracking? If so, you're not alone. Automated time and attendance systems can transform your operations, making your life—and your employees' lives—easier. Let's explore how these systems can boost efficiency, save costs, ...

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Why Traditional Time Tracking Methods Are Costing Your Business

Are you still using pen and paper to track your employees' hours? While it might seem easy, traditional time-tracking methods can create more problems than they solve. Let's uncover the hidden costs and risks of manual time tracking and explain why switching t...

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DIY vs. Professional Payroll Services: What's the Real Cost?

Deciding how to manage your payroll is a big decision that affects your bottom line. Many business owners wrestle with whether to do payroll themselves with software like Gusto, or to hire a professional service like us. While handling it on your own might loo...

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Is Your Construction Payroll Giving You a Headache?

Are payroll issues slowing down your construction projects? If so, you’re not alone. Navigating payroll complexities in construction and trade industries can be overwhelming. But there is an easier way. In this article, we explore a payroll software option tha...

Payroll, ITIN Workers

Are You Frustrated with Your Landscaping Payroll?

In the landscaping business, staying ahead of payroll compliance is as crucial as the very lawns and gardens you nurture. Don’t let payroll mishaps undermine your hard work.

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What is a Point of Sales System and What Does It Do?

Whether you own a store, a restaurant, or provide services, knowing how a POS system works can really help your business run better. Many people think POS systems are just for making sales, but they do much more. They help you manage your products, keep track ...

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Why You Shouldn't Add Your ITIN Workers as 1099s

As a business owner, correctly classifying workers is critical for legal compliance and financial stability. Misclassifying Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) workers as 1099 independent contractors can lead to severe legal and financial repercus...

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Payroll: Where to Start?

Choosing a new payroll provider is a big decision for any business owner. It involves worrying about costs, whether the service will be good, and finding a company that really gets what your business needs. Many owners are fed up with slow responses from their...

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A Business Owner’s Guide to Union Payroll Management

If you run a business with union workers, getting payroll right is crucial. It’s about more than just paying wages; it involves following specific rules set by union agreements, obeying labor laws, and managing complex details like benefits and deductions. Thi...

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DIY vs. Full-Service Payroll: What’s Best for Your Business?

Choosing between do-it-yourself (DIY) and full-service payroll options is a critical decision for business owners. It impacts not just the financials but also the efficiency and reliability of payroll management. At Baron Payroll, we understand the importance ...

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UKG vs. ADP: Which Payroll Platform is Right for Your Business?

When it comes to managing your business's payroll, UKG and ADP stand out as the granddaddies of HR and payroll services, offering robust tools to simplify paying your team and managing tasks. But the real question is, UKG vs. ADP, which payroll platform is the...

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Should You Switch Your Payroll Provider?: A Business Owner's Guide

Feeling stuck with your current payroll service? You're not the only one. Many business owners face challenges like slow service, mistakes in payroll, and rigid plans that just don't fit their unique needs. These issues can really throw a wrench in your day-to...

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What Are The Benefits Of Adding ITIN Workers to Your Payroll?

For many business owners, the idea of adding ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) workers to their payroll might seem like uncharted territory. And you might be wondering, are the benefits of adding ITIN workers to your payroll worth it? The short ...

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What Can You Do With an ITIN Number?: A Guide for Employers

If you're running a business, knowing about an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) can really help you out, especially when it comes to hiring and paying your team. An ITIN isn't just for filling out tax forms; it's a key that unlocks a bunch of p...

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What Do You Need to Know to Do Payroll?

Managing payroll is a pivotal aspect of running a business, but it often comes with its share of challenges and questions. What do you need to know to do payroll? This guide is designed to address the most common concerns and questions business owners have abo...

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Why You Shouldn't Use Your Point of Sale as Your Timekeeping System

As a business owner, you're always looking for ways to streamline operations and save a few bucks where you can. It might be tempting to use your cash register (or point of sale system) to keep track of when your employees are clocking in and out. After all, i...

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Important Update for New York Business Owners: Reduction in Paid Family Leave Costs in 2024

New York business leaders, we have some encouraging news to share from the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) regarding the Paid Family Leave (PFL) program. Starting in 2024, the financial contributions required for PFL will decrease, benefiting b...

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Navigating ITIN Payroll Challenges in New Jersey: What Employers Need to Know

New Jersey employers find themselves at a crossroads in the ever-evolving landscape of payroll compliance due to recent clarifications from the state's Department of Labor (DOL). The issue involves using Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to pa...

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What is UKG?: A Business Owner’s Guide

As a business owner, managing payroll efficiently is crucial to your success and the satisfaction of your employees. That's where UKG comes into the picture, offering a comprehensive solution that covers not just payroll but also HR and timekeeping. It's essen...

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EIN vs. ITIN vs. SSN: A Guide for Business Owners

Understanding the differences between an Employer Identification Number (EIN), an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), and a Social Security Number (SSN) is crucial for business owners. These identifiers serve distinct purposes, especially in the ...

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Does Everyone Have an ITIN Number?

If you're wondering whether everyone has an ITIN number, you're not alone. At Baron Payroll, we understand that questions about ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) are common among employers and employees. So, we made this guide to get those quest...

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Understanding the 5 Essential Roles of HR for Your Business

At Baron Payroll, we're here to help simplify HR for you, offering services that cover everything from payroll to compliance. Let's break down the five key roles of HR in a way that's easy for any business owner to understand.

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Simplified Guide: What Happens When Your Employee's Payroll Taxes Aren't Withheld Correctly?

As a business owner, you know it's the law to give your employees detailed pay information, whether that's online or a paper pay statement. But what if tax time comes for your employee, and they find out their income taxes weren't withheld correctly from their...

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Step-by-Step Guide for Filling Out the 2024 W-4 Form

This guide will walk you through the 2024 W-4 form, emphasizing the practical application of each section to simplify the process.

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Understanding State Income Tax for Remote Workers: A Simple Guide

With more people working from home these days, there's a new tax challenge you might face: the chance of being taxed twice. At Baron Payroll, we want to make this topic easy to understand so you know what to do and can minimize your tax payments.

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Can ITIN Workers Get Health Insurance?

Navigating the world of employee benefits can be complicated. And one key question many employers face is, "Can my ITIN workers, or workers without social security numbers, be included in the company's group health insurance plan?" At Baron Payroll, we get thi...

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Are You Struggling to Get a W-2 for Your ITIN Workers?

If you're running a business, you might know how tricky it can be to handle payroll, especially for workers with an ITIN instead of a Social Security Number. You might have faced challenges in getting these workers on your payroll and providing them with a W-2...

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How Can You Add People without SSNs as W-2 Employees?

As a payroll company that often works with ITIN workers, we hear this question all the time: "How can we add people as W-2 employees if they're not allowed to work?" The bottom line is... It doesn't matter if someone has an SSN (Social Security Number) or an I...

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Can You Add ITIN Workers to Your Construction Unions?

If you're in the construction business and wondering, "Can I include ITIN workers in my construction unions?" you're not alone. At Baron Payroll, we always get questions about ITIN workers and unions. So, the short answer is YES, you can add ITIN workers to yo...

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Simplify Your Business with UKG: One Platform, Zero Hassles

Let's talk about something we all face: juggling multiple systems to keep our businesses running. You've got Trello for projects, Excel for finances, and Google Docs for everything else, and before you know it, you're drowning in a sea of tabs and apps and was...

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The Power of Accruals in Small Businesses

Managing paid time off (PTO) effectively is crucial for small businesses. Traditional methods like the 'honesty policy' or a standard two-week vacation allocation without proper tracking can lead to financial and administrative challenges. At Baron Payroll, we...

Payroll

The 7 Most Common Payroll Errors: And How to Avoid Them

In the world of business, managing payroll effectively is not just about compliance; it's about understanding the costs involved and ensuring accuracy in every aspect. This guide delves into the common payroll errors that can impact your bottom line and how to...

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Who Handles Payroll in a Company?

When it comes to managing a business, understanding who handles payroll is crucial. Payroll isn't just about paying salaries; it's a complex process involving legal compliance, financial management, and employee satisfaction. Let's explore some common question...

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Why is Payroll Important?

If you're a small business owner who's dreading payroll, you're not alone. Understanding the importance of payroll is crucial for every business owner, whether you're in the service industry or running a construction company. Let's dive into some common questi...

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How Baron Payroll Makes ITIN Payroll Processing Possible When Others Say It Can't Be Done

Do you have ITIN Workers that you want on your payroll? Are you upset because your current payroll company can’t help? With Baron Payroll’s ITIN service, you can add your ITIN Workers to your payroll. But you might be thinking, “Why can Baron add my ITIN Worke...

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How Often Should I Pay My Employees? - Pros and Cons

Deciding how often to pay your employees is an important part of running a business. Paying your employees not only has to follow the law but also affects how happy they are and how much work your company has to do in managing payroll. This guide will look at ...

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What is an ITIN? A Comprehensive Guide for Employers

What is an ITIN? As an employer, understanding various tax identification numbers, such as ITIN and SSN, is crucial for managing a diverse workforce. Let's dive into what ITIN means, how it differs from SSN, and how Baron Payroll can help.

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Navigating Social Security and Medicare Taxes for ITIN Workers: A Must-Know Guide for Employers

As a payroll company that will put your ITIN workers on your payroll, one question we always get is: "Do I need to withhold Social Security and Medicare taxes from my ITIN workers since they don’t have a Social Security number?" It’s a great question, and the ...

Payroll, ITIN Workers

Why Do I Need an ITIN Number?

As a payroll company, one question we get all the time is, “What is an ITIN, and why do you need one?”. Here's the short answer: ITINs are issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification numbe...

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Which Payroll Taxes Are Paid By Employers?

At Baron Payroll, we understand that payroll taxes can often seem complicated and overwhelming. That's why we're here to answer the most common questions we receive from employers, especially those in the white-collar services and construction sectors. Our goa...

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How Do Payroll Companies Work?

In this article, we'll explore how payroll companies operate, their revenue models, the general workings of payroll, the costs involved, the benefits of outsourcing payroll, and the advantages of having a payroll company.

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FUTA Tax 2023: Why Only NY and CA Business Owners Must Pay More

For business owners in New York (NY) and California (CA), there's an important update regarding the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) that demands attention. This article breaks down why these two states must pay double the amount for FUTA tax again this yea...

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Your Guide to Starting with Baron Payroll: Easy Steps for a Smooth Change

If you're getting ready to work with Baron Payroll, you might be wondering, "When can I start?" This guide will explain the steps to switch to Baron Payroll and show how you can help make the process faster.

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Brace for Increased FUTA Tax Expenses in 2023: Special Alert for California, New York, and the Virgin Islands

The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) is a critical federal payroll tax funding unemployment programs. In 2023, businesses, especially in California, New York, and the Virgin Islands, need to be particularly cautious as they will face increased FUTA tax expe...

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How to Do Payroll Yourself for Your Small Business

If you're a small business owner who's dreading payroll, you're not alone. Understanding how to effectively manage payroll is crucial for ensuring compliance with employment laws and for maintaining the financial health of your business. So, with that in mind,...

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5 Common Misconceptions About Adding ITIN Workers to Your Payroll

Hiring ITIN workers can be confusing and there's a lot of misinformation out there. It's important to know what's true and not when adding ITIN workers to your payroll. This article will address common misunderstandings and will help ensure your business is we...

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Is Switching Your Service Provider Worth the Risk?

When it comes to changing service providers – whether it's your landscaper, bank, payroll provider, or physician – the decision is rarely taken lightly. At Baron Payroll, we get that it's a big choice, especially for something as important as payroll. We're go...

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Why Haven't I Gotten My ERC Refund Yet?

Many of you are wondering about the status of your Employee Retention Credit (ERC) refunds and why there's a delay. The truth is that the IRS is currently swamped with ERC claims, leading to longer processing times. Our tax team has observed that refunds are t...

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Do You Need Labor Law Posters in Spanish?

Labor law posters are more than just pieces of paper hanging on the wall; they are essential tools for communicating important legal rights and responsibilities to your employees. And while most employers are aware that they need to display these posters, we g...

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Can Payroll Be Reversed?

When it comes to payroll, mistakes can happen, and when they do, time is of the essence. The process of correcting mistakes and reversing payroll, however, is not as straightforward as one might think. As an employer, you're likely wondering: Can payroll be re...

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Should You Have Separate Payroll Bank Accounts?

Ever wonder if it's a good idea to have separate bank accounts for payroll and your day-to-day business expenses? You're not alone. The short answer? It's usually a good idea. But let's dig deeper to really understand if this makes sense for you and your busin...

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Ready for a New Payroll System? Ask These 5 Questions Before Making the Switch

Switching to a new payroll service might seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. The key is to ask the right questions to make sure your new service will meet your specific needs. Here are five questions you should ask any payroll provider and how Baron ...

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Can Payroll Be Late?

Running a business comes with its fair share of challenges, and one area where you absolutely can't afford to slip up is payroll. So, the question is, "Can payroll be late?" And the short answer is: Yes, but it's not something that should happen often. Failing...

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What is Poster Compliance?

Labor laws are complicated for any business owner. And one of the aspects that often go overlooked is the necessity of compliance posters. So, the question is... What is poster compliance? Is it just a formality or a legal requirement? And what posters do you ...

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Compliance Posters for Remote Employees: What You Need to Know

Now that remote work has become the norm in most businesses, you might be wondering, "Do I need compliance posters for remote employees?" I know your time is valuable, so the short answer is... yes. But don't worry, if you're not sure where to start, this arti...

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What Compliance Posters Do I Need?

Navigating the complexities of workplace compliance is no easy task, especially when it comes to understanding which labor law posters you're required to display. In this detailed guide, we answer essential questions about compliance posters and direct you to ...

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Restoration Businesses: Want to Include Your ITIN Workers on Your Payroll?

While your ITIN workers may bring valuable skills to your restoration business, managing their payroll can be complicated. Are you looking to put ITIN workers on your payroll? If so, then we can help!

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Moving Businesses: Want to Include Your ITIN Workers on Your Payroll?

While your ITIN workers may bring valuable skills to your moving business, managing their payroll can be complicated. Are you looking to put ITIN workers on your payroll? If so, then we can help!

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Trade Businesses: Want to Include Your ITIN Workers on Your Payroll?

While your ITIN workers may bring valuable skills to your trade business, managing their payroll can be complicated. Are you looking to put ITIN workers on your payroll? If so, then we can help!

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Cleaning Businesses: Want to Include Your ITIN Workers on Your Payroll?

While your ITIN workers may bring valuable skills to your cleaning business, managing their payroll can be complicated. Are you looking to put ITIN workers on your payroll? If so, then we can help!

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Home Healthcare Businesses: Want to Include Your ITIN Workers on Your Payroll?

While your ITIN workers may bring valuable skills to your home healthcare business, managing their payroll can be complicated. Are you looking to put ITIN workers on your payroll? If so, then we can help!

Payroll

Do I Need to Run Payroll?

If you're just starting your business, you might be wondering: Do I need to run payroll? I know your time is valuable, so the short answer is... If you have employees, then yes, you do need a payroll service. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into what pay...

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Manufacturing Businesses: Want to Include Your ITIN Workers on Your Payroll?

While your ITIN workers may bring valuable skills to your manufacturing business, managing their payroll can be complicated. Are you looking to put ITIN workers on your payroll? If so, then we can help!

Payroll

Why Payroll is Important: The Heartbeat of Your Business

Like most business owners, you might be wondering "Why payroll is important". And you might think of payroll as just another item on your to-do list, but it's actually much more than that. It's the heartbeat of your business. When you get payroll right, you're...

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Will Payroll Automation Replace the Payroll Manager?

In an era where technology is rapidly advancing, the question on everyone's mind is: "Will automation take over jobs?" And more specifically, as a payroll company, one question we get all the time is, "Will payroll automation replace payroll managers? The shor...

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Can Anyone Do Payroll?

One question we get all the time from small to medium-sized businesses is, can anyone do payroll? And while the answer is technically yes.... Keep in mind that payroll is a critical function that involves more than just cutting checks. In this article, we'll e...

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Will Payroll Be Replaced by AI?

Will payroll be replaced by AI? In this article, we'll delve into the capabilities of AI in the payroll sector, explore whether it can replace tax professionals, and discuss the future of payroll.

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How a More Expensive Payroll Provider Can Actually Save You Money

It's tempting to cut corners where you can, and payroll services might seem like a good place to start. However, opting for a cheaper payroll provider can end up costing you more in the long run. In this article, we'll delve into why investing in a more expens...

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Autobody and Repair Businesses: Want to Include Your ITIN Workers on Your Payroll?

While your ITIN workers may bring valuable skills to your auto body business, managing their payroll can be complicated. Are you looking to put ITIN workers on your payroll? If so, then we can help!

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Navigating Payroll Frequency: State Laws vs. Employer Choice

If you've ever wondered who sets the rules for payroll frequency, you're not alone. You may be wondering: How Often Should You Pay Your Employees? Is it the state, or do you, as an employer, have the freedom to decide? The answer is... it depends.

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Landscaping Businesses: Want to Include Your ITIN Workers on Your Payroll?

While your ITIN workers may bring valuable skills to your landscaping business, managing their payroll can be complicated. Are you looking to put ITIN workers on your payroll? If so, then we can help!

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Construction Businesses: Want to Include Your ITIN Workers on Your Payroll?

While your ITIN workers may bring valuable skills to your construction company, managing their payroll can be complicated. Are you looking to put ITIN workers on your payroll? If so, then we can help!

Payroll

Understanding Taxes: A Comprehensive Guide for Small Businesses

Taxes can easily overwhelm even the most seasoned business owners. However, understanding the basics of taxation is crucial for maintaining compliance and ensuring the financial health of your business. In this article, we'll demystify the complex world of tax...

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Can You Use a Different Payroll Company for Your ITIN Workers?

A question we get all the time is, “Can I use one payroll provider for our regular employees and a different payroll company for our ITIN workers?"

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Why Does Baron Payroll Have a One-Time Implementation Fee?

"Why is there a one-time implementation fee?" We get this question all the time because many of our clients come from payroll providers that don't charge an upfront fee. However, it's crucial to understand that quality comes at a price.

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Do You Need Cyber Security for Your New York Business?

In the digital era, New York cyber security regulations are crucial for businesses. Whether you're in professional services or the construction sector, understanding these laws is essential. But don’t worry, if you’re a NY business, this guide will help you na...

Payroll, ITIN Workers

ITIN: Everything You Need to Know As An Employer

Are you a business owner that's planning on hiring workers without Social Security Numbers (SSNs)? All they need are ITIN numbers!

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What's the Difference Between W-2 and W-4 Forms?

Tax forms are complicated, especially for those new to the workforce or business owners looking to expand their teams. Two common forms that often raise questions are the W-2 and W-4 forms. After reading this article, you'll see the difference between these fo...

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Do You Have ITIN Workers That Need to Be On Payroll?

At Baron Payroll, we are experts at managing the complexities of adding your ITIN workers to payroll, and we’ve been doing this successfully for over 20 years. And the best part is that we’ve included our ITIN package for FREE with our payroll services.

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Why Do Payroll Prices Vary So Much?

You're probably staring at a couple of quotes, one much less expensive than the other. And you might be thinking… Isn’t payroll just payroll? Isn't it just a check or direct deposit that ends up in someone's bank account? So, what’s the difference between thes...

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Step-by-Step Guide to Filling Out the Form I-9 for 2024

In this blog post, we'll talk about what's changed from the previous form and we'll give you a step-by-step guide on how to fill out the From I-9. Let's go!

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Paid Family Leave: Should You Offer It to Your Employees?

Most business owners don’t encourage their employees to use Paid Family Leave because they’re worried it will cost them. After reading this article, you’ll know why you should let your employees take advantage of it.

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Are Businesses Required to Give Their Employees Paid Time Off?

Are businesses required to provide their employees with paid time off (PTO)? The answer is… Maybe. And by the end of this article, you’ll know the options businesses have for tracking employee PTO, the different approaches to categorizing time off, and how you...

Human Resources

Top HR Management System Problems and Solutions

Every business has its own way of keeping employee records, and saving them is some type of HR management system. The problem with this is that the traditional methods of handling HR management, such as relying on paper-based records, filing cabinets, or scatt...

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What is a Payroll Card, and Who Can Use One?

Your employees can access over 40,000 ATMs to get their cash. Using a payroll card makes the payroll payment process hassle-free for your “unbankable” employees and gives them access to their cash.

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Navigating Employee and HR Compliance: A Minefield for Employers

Employee and HR compliance have become a minefield where a single misstep can lead to a disaster. So the big question is, is employee and HR compliance really that big of a deal? The short answer is… yes!

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Understanding Payroll Costs: A Comprehensive Guide for New Businesses

Payroll costs are a mystery to most new business owners, so we made this guide to make sure you're not caught off guard.

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How Much Do Payroll Companies Charge: Understanding the Details of Your Payroll Service Invoice

Sometimes your invoice can be hard to read. We're going to dive into what you’re paying for and what to do if you’re paying for services you don’t need.

Time & Attendance

Are Time and Attendance Systems Really Worth the Money?

You might be asking yourself, “Are time and attendance systems really worth the money?”. The answer is… yes! And by the end of this article, you'll know why.

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Time and Attendance: One-time Cost vs Recurring Fee

If you're looking for an electronic time and attendance system, you might be wondering whether you should opt for a system with a one-time cost or one with a recurring fee. And you’re not alone!

Time & Attendance

What Do You Do When Your Biometric Time Clock Stops Working?

Your biometric time clock is critical to your business operations. But what if your clock stops working?

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Are Biometric Time Clocks Worth the Money?

Are biometric time clocks worth the money? By the end of this article, you'll know the pros and cons so you can decide what's best for your business.

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Cost Per Transaction vs PEPM: What's Better for You and Your Business?

And by the end of this article, you'll know the pros and cons of cost per transaction and PEPM, so you can decide what’s best for you and your business.

Time & Attendance

Remote Employee Time Tracking: Do You Need to Buy a Time Clock?

If you've been thinking about remote employee time tracking and whether or not you need to buy a time clock, you’re not alone. By the end of this article, you’ll know the answer!

Time & Attendance

What's the Average Cost for Cloud Based Time and Attendance?

Cloud based time and attendance systems can save you time and money. By the end of this article, you'll know why and how much it will cost!

Time & Attendance

How Much Do Biometric Time Clocks Cost?

How much do biometric time clocks cost? Read this short article to find out!

Payroll

What's The Real Deadline to Apply for ERC?

After reading this article, you’ll know the precise deadline to apply for ERC.

Payroll

Where to Mail 941 x?

Are you a business owner who’s wondering where to mail your 941 x? After reading this article, you’ll know the exact mailing address to use when filing.

Payroll

How Much of YOUR Time Is Needed When Switching Payroll Companies?

Are you looking for a better payroll company? If so, you might be concerned how much of YOUR time is needed to switch payroll companies.

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How Much Does It Cost to Get an ITIN Number for Your Workers?

How much does it cost to get an ITIN number for your employees? And can you add them to your payroll? Read on to find out!

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Why Baron is Better With UKG

Get serious support from local people you know and trust. With UKG providing all the cloud-based infrastructure, your personal data is safe and secure.

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Switching to Baron Payroll Will Be Easy For You

Congratulations on switching to Baron! The best part is that we'll do all the heavy lifting. Here's our easy 4 step process.

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Buyers Guide: Baron Payroll - Who We Aren’t

Shopping around for a new payroll company can be confusing. Find out how we aren't like most companies.

Payroll

Cost Comparison: Paying Your Workers Off-the-Books vs. On-the-Books

Off-the-Books vs. On-the Books, which is better? In this article, we’ll take an honest look at how much it costs the employer.

Payroll

1099 vs W2 Employee - An Honest Cost Comparison for Business Owners

1099 vs W2 employee, which is better? In this article, we’ll take an honest look at the cost differences between paying employees as W-2 employees and 1099 independent contractors, and what it means for your business.

Payroll

How Much Do Payroll Services Cost?

How much do payroll services cost? By the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll know!

Time & Attendance

Combo Face Reader and Finger Reader: How Can It Benefit Your Small Business?

Find out how how the Combo Face Reader and Finger Reader can benefit your small business!

Time & Attendance

Buddy Punching: How Biometric Time Clocks Can Help

Find out how biometric time clocks can help small businesses combat employee time theft like buddy punching!

Time & Attendance

Fingerprint Time Clock: How Can It Benefit Your New York Business?

Find out what the fingerprint time clock is and how it can benefit your New York business.

Payroll

Direct Deposit Scam: Prevent Thieves from Stealing Your Paychecks

There’s an important direct deposit scam you need to know about called direct deposit diversion fraud and it’s costing businesses their hard earned money.

Payroll

How Do You Create Strong Passwords You’ll Remember?

You have the difficult job of coming up strong passwords. This can be a daunting task. But don’t worry! We've come up with six ways to help!

Payroll

Your New 2023 SUI Rate Coming This Month

Find out about the new SUI Rate for 2023 and what that means for you.

Time & Attendance

The Biometric Time Clock: Everything You Need to Know (with examples)

Find out what the biometric time clock is, the different types, how much they cost, and why they're better than other methods like manual punch cards.

Human Resources

What is the IT-2104 Form for New York Employers?

Unsure what the IT-2104 form is? Don't worry, we've got you covered. This article will tell you why it's needed and how your employees should fill it out.

Human Resources

Payroll Taxes for Remote Employees: How Do You Stay Compliant?

Working remotely has created challenges for companies to stay compliant with payroll taxes for remote employees. Follow this checklist to stay compliant!

Payroll

Why are my W2 Wages Lower Than my Salary?

So, you've gotten your tax paperwork, and you've noticed that your W2 wages are lower than your yearly salary. Find out why!

Payroll, ITIN Workers

Can I Hire Someone with an ITIN Number?

Wondering, can I hire someone with an ITIN Number? Learn how to include ITIN workers on payroll even though most payroll companies won't let you.

Why Choose Baron

What are the Benefits of Using a Local Payroll Company?

When it comes to payroll, don't underestimate the importance of working with a local payroll company. Here are three benefits you probably didn't know!

Time & Attendance

Facial Recognition Time Clock: What are the Benefits and Features?

A biometric time clock like the facial recognition time clock provides a touchless way to clock in/out. But its benefits extend beyond germless surfaces.

Payroll

Payroll Tax Expense Is Going to Skyrocket Again in the New Year: Business Owners Beware

As a business owner, you’re probably predicting January’s payroll tax expense to be the same as December’s. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

Comparison: Simple IRA Vs 401k – Which Is Better For Me And My Small Business?

Wondering which retirement plan is best for your small business? Here's a detailed comparison of Simple IRA vs 401k.

Why Choose Baron

Who are the best payroll companies in New York? (Reviews/Ratings)

With so many choices, how do you know who are the best payroll companies in New York?

Payroll, ITIN Workers

Can you Hire Someone without a Social Security Number?

Can you hire someone without a Social Security Number? Most payroll providers won't allow you to. But Baron can and will!

Human Resources

The NYS Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus (HWB) Program

Frontline healthcare and mental hygiene workers are eligible for a new bonus program to help compensate them financially for their efforts during Covid.

Human Resources

5 Red Flags to Spot a Bad Email

Scams are more sophisticated than ever, and small business owners are susceptible. Learn how to spot them before they become a bigger problem.

Why Choose Baron

Crawl Walk Run, Baron’s Step-by-Step Implementation Strategy Designed to Make Your Life Easier

Baron Payroll designed the crawl walk run implementation strategy to make switching payroll companies painless. Read on to learn how it works.

Human Resources

The 411 on the Spread of Hours Pay Rule in New York

The spread of hours pay rule in New York is unique to the area. Learn the ins and outs here in a New York minute.

Business Owners, Here’s How to Survive a Recession in 2022

Things are tough. It rains on the just and the unjust alike. The savvy though, bring umbrellas. Read on for tricks on how to survive a recession in 2022.

Human Resources

How to Set Employee Expectations for Remote Workers

For your company to transition to the future, it is vital you know how to set employee expectations for remote work.

Human Resources

Are You Prepared to Pay the NY UI Mandatory New York State IAS 2022 Interest Assessment Surcharge?

The NY UI IAS 2022 (Interest Assessment Surcharge) is due for New York State business owners. Read this to make sure you’re compliant.

Human Resources

How to Handle Employees with Jury Duty, Voter Leave, and Military Leave in NYC

Not sure how to handle employees with jury duty, voter leave, and/or military leave in NYC? Don’t sweat it, we’ve got you covered.

Employee Benefits

Get Your Employees $255 Payday Loans Online Same Day with Baron Payroll’s New Service, ZayZoon the Instant Cash API

Disruptaphobes beware, there’s a new kid on the block, and they are taking the instant cash advance industry by storm with $255 payday loans online same day.

Payroll, Human Resources

Step-by-Step Guide to filling out the New York IT-2104 Form

Onboarding employees and having trouble telling an IT-2104 from a W4, or frankly, a hole in the ground? Let us take you through the process step by step.

Employee Retention Credit

How to Check my IRS ERC Refund Status

Find out when you will finally get your ERC refund check, and how to check your IRS ERC refund status while you wait.

Payroll

The Pros and Cons of Paying Employees with Payroll Paycards

Essentially a debit card, payroll paycards help employers pay workers who are unable to get a bank account. Like anything else, paycards have pros and cons.

Payroll

Words of Wisdom from Payroll Manager Christine Campanella

Payroll Manager Christine Campanella shares her knowledge on payroll service portals, payroll taxes, labor law compliance, customer service, and more.

Payroll

Why Employee Printback Checks are Good for Your Business

The ability to print checks on-demand with Printback checks can help your business avoid missing payroll while also saving time and money.

Human Resources

What is the New York City Salary Range Transparency Law?

The NYC Salary Range Transparency Law Intro 134 mandates that jobs paid an hourly wage, or an annual salary must disclose the minimum and maximum paid salary.

Human Resources

New York Ends COVID-19 HERO Act Workplace Enforcement

On March 17, 2022, N.Y. ended the COVID-19 HERO Act requiring private-sector employers to implement workplace measures designed to combat airborne transmission.

Payroll

Why Should Payroll Companies Provide Payroll in Spanish?

By offering multilingual employee self-service portals in Spanish and other languages, payroll companies can help businesses recruit Spanish-speaking workers.

Payroll, Human Resources

Do I Have to Pay Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax?

The MCTMT applies to your business if you’re withholding New York State income tax from wages and your payroll expenses exceed $312,500 in any quarter.

Human Resources

Is Your Business Reporting New Hires in New York State?

Failing to report new hires, including 1099 contractors in New York State within 20 calendar days could cost your business thousands of dollars in penalties.

Human Resources

How to Fill out the New York State Labor Law Form LS 54

Learn what your business must do to stay compliant with New York State Notice of Pay Rate Labor Laws, and how to fill out forms LS 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, and 59.

Why Choose Baron

Was Your Local Payroll Company Sold to a National Company?

Few things are as disruptive to your business as when your local payroll company is sold to a national company, and you go from being a person to just a number.

Payroll

How New York State Labor Laws Section 191 Affects Weekly Pay

New York State labor laws require employers to pay their workers on a regular weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly basis. It all depends on the type of work performed by your employee.

Human Resources, Employee Benefits

How Will the New York State Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program Impact Your Business?

New York State Governor Hochul signs legislation requiring employees to be automatically signed up for the New York State Secure Choice Savings Program.

Why Choose Baron

How to Choose the Best Payroll Company for Your Small Business

Choosing the best payroll company for your small business is a very important decision. HR and business payroll outsourcing is important.

Employee Retention Credit

Do Owner’s Wages Qualify for Employee Retention Credits?

Thanks to new IRS guidance, your small business owner wages may now qualify for receiving employee retention tax credit money.

Employee Retention Credit

Step-by-Step How to Guide to Filing Your 941-X ERTC

This step-by-step how to guide is designed to help you understand and file your Employee Retention Tax Credit 941-X payroll tax refund.

Employee Retention Credit

Welcome to Baron Payroll’s ERC Resource Center

Updated information on how to get your employee retention tax credit, calculate qualified wages for ERCs, get stimulus checks, 941-X instructions, and ERC FAQs

Employee Retention Credit

Helpful IRS Employee Retention Credit Information Links

Here are some helpful ERC-related IRS website links recommended by Baron Payroll that can make your ERC journey easier, while also helping you save money.

Employee Retention Credit

How I Got All the Stimulus Money My Business Was Entitled To

An interview with a business owner whose payroll company helped him get all the ERC and PPP loan stimulus money his small business was entitled to.

Employee Retention Credit

Do you Qualify for Employee Retention Credits in 2021?

The key to learning if you qualify for Employee Retention Tax Credits in 2021 is comparing your quarterly gross receipts from 2019 to 2021.

Employee Retention Credit

Let Baron Be Your Personal ERC Accounts Receivable Department

Outsourcing your Employee Retention Tax Credit business needs to Baron Payroll will lead to an easier, faster, streamlined, and less stressful ERC process.

Employee Retention Credit

Top 20 Employee Retention Credit FAQs

Find out more about getting and increasing your employee retention tax credits, PPP loans, and filing amended 941X forms from Baron Payroll’s top 20 ERC FAQs.

Employee Retention Credit

6 Top Myths About Getting an ERC

Debunking these 6 top ERC myths will help you qualify for, and easily collect the Employee Retention Tax Credit money your small business deserves.

Why Choose Baron, Cost and Pricing

Is Your PEO Actually Saving You Any Money? Hidden Fees and Costs Add Up

You joined a PEO to save some money. After a few years, you may be surprised to learn your savings have eroded. Leaving the PEO might be the right choice.

Baron Has a New Website, and It's Tailored Toward Helping New York Business Owners

Get free access to New York's most focused HR & Payroll Learning Center. Watch videos, read blogs, learn and stay up-to-date with all the regulations.

Why Choose Baron

Top Five Reasons NY Business Owners Switch Payroll Companies

Especially in New York, HR and payroll are more complicated now than ever before, and every year it becomes even more challenging.

Cost and Pricing

How Much Payroll Services Cost in 2022 for New York Businesses

For New York businesses trying to make decisions about payroll services options, learn about the different pricing models, costs, and benefits for your company.

Human Resources

This Task Should Be #1 on Every New York Business Owner's To-Do List

Especially in New York, you should update your handbook every year with all the new employment laws and changes.

Why Choose Baron

Baron vs. ADP: Why New Yorkers Are  Switching to Baron In Droves

Baron vs. ADP: Why New Yorkers Are Switching to Baron In Droves

Human Resources

Most NY Business Owners Have No Idea You Must Give Employees Paid Sick Time

Most NY Business Owners Have No Idea You Must Give Employees Paid Sick Time. What are the rules?

Human Resources

Getting This Wage & Hour Regulation Wrong Can Wreak Havoc on Your Business

You must classify your employees correctly as exempt or non-exempt from overtime. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as deciding to make them hourly or salaried.

Why Choose Baron

Hear From Other New Yorkers Why They Switched to Baron Payroll

In New York, HR & Payroll is more complicated now than ever before. Hear from other NY buisness owners why they switched to Baron.

Employee Retention Credit

You May Be Eligible for More Free Stimulus Money and Not Know It

Employee Retention Credit or ERC. What is it and how to claim it? You may be eligible for more free stimulus money and not know it.

Why Choose Baron

Considering a Professional Employer Organization? Here's What You Need to Know

PEOs offer enticing packages for small businesses, but joining one carries some major drawbacks that you may not be aware of.

Human Resources

An Employee Handbook is Critical to Your NY Business. Here's Why You Need One

An Employee Handbook is Critical to Your New York Business. Here's Why You Need One

Human Resources

Is Sick Leave Paid? A New York State Law

A new law took effect that requires most New York companies to provide paid sick leave to employees. Let Baron help you comply in a way that saves you money.

Time & Attendance, Human Resources

Did You Know Your Employees Can Report Violations Using a Free App Provided By the Department of Labor ("DOL")?

Even if you're operating your business in all the right ways, New York business owners are still at risk. The DOL has vast resources to investigate you.

Payroll, Human Resources

How to Safeguard Your Business Against Scammers Who Want to Steal Your Employees' Direct Deposits

Don't fall prey to a direct deposit diversion scam. Learn about the mistakes other New York businesses made and implement these best practices now.

Payroll, Time & Attendance

Do I Have to Pay My Employees Overtime? Here’s What New York State Law Says

Keep these New York laws in mind when classifying an employee as exempt or non-exempt from overtime pay. Getting this wrong can be costly for your business.

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