payroll guide

Payroll Guide for Small Business Owners

Payroll is the business process of paying employees. Running payroll consists of calculating employee earnings and factoring out federal and state payroll taxes.

As a small business owner with employees, you need to know how to do payroll. This payroll guidewill make sure that you’re paying wages properly and stay in line with US tax laws.

What is payroll?
Payroll is the total amount of wages that a company pays its employees. 

The components of payroll
1. Gross wages
2. Benefits
3. Social Security and Medicare
4. Tax withholding

Boyd, Ken “What is payroll? A complete guide for small business owners.” 11 May 2017

Payroll can be complicated and time-consuming, but you don’t have to do it alone. No matter how you run payroll, understanding the basics can help you track business finances. And although labor can be any business’s biggest expense, running payroll correctly is necessary for your small business’s health and success.

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