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What does fringe benefit mean? What qualifies as a fringe benefit? Are these benefits taxed? These are all important questions. First, let’s just look at the official IRS definition of a fringe benefit: A form of pay for the performance of services...Read more
Have you ever heard about the earned income credit (EIC)? Based on income, filing status and number of qualifying children, EIC is something your employees may qualify for. In a nutshell, EIC is one of the many government programs that aid low-...Read more
Happy National Small Business Week to each of our hardworking partners, clients and all small businesses. This week, May 1-7, 2016, we set aside time to celebrate the dedication, loyalty and hard-earned dollar of our small business partners. It is...Read more
BenefitMall Employee vs. Contractor
You are taking on new business and you are ready for some changes. You set aside time to properly evaluate past projects and new opportunities. After looking it all over you quickly determine you need extra hands on deck to get the job done. Do you...Read more
Tipped Employees: What You Need to Know
The rules regarding minimum wage, tips and overtime can get a little dicey. With states having some say in minimum wage requirements employers need to stay on top of their game to make sure they are calculating and compensating correctly. Here’s...Read more
BenefitMall New Hire Process
Getting ready to add on to your team of trusted employees? Before you put your new hire to work, there are a few things you need to do to make sure your business maintains compliance. Take a glance at the checklist below to learn what is expected of...Read more
Mileage and Per Diem Rates
As 2016 tax dates and rates have been announced, it is important to know the most up-to-date information when it comes to deducting Mileage and Per Diem Rates for you and your employees. If you are a small business with an employee or employees...Read more
2016 Notable Tax Due Dates
Since tax season is rolling just around the corner, it is more important than ever to stay ahead with your tax filings and preparations with the help of our 2016 Notable Tax Due Dates. We have taken the liberty to map out all of the important tax...Read more
2016 Federal and State Minimum Wage
The table below reflects the 2016 state minimum wages, state tipped credit and wage base in effect as of January 1, 2016. State Rate Tipped Cost Wage Base FEDERAL $7.25 $5.12 $7,000 Alabama $7.25 $5.12 $8,000 Alaska $9.75 N/A $39,700 Arizona $8.05 $...Read more