Affordable Care Act Delayed

 July 3, 2013

The Department of Treasury announced yesterday that based on concerns of employers it will delay certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act. Included in the provisions that will be delayed are the employer reporting requirements and the tax penalties for businesses subject to the Play or Pay requirements. Essentially this delays the requirement for certain employers to offer healthcare to their employees until 2015.

FMLA turns 20 today!

February 8, 2013

The Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA) was passed into U.S. law 20 years ago this week with the goal of shifting that conversation. The law gives eligible workers the right to job-protected leave in certain circumstances like serious illness or the birth of a child. An employer doesn't have to pay you for this leave but does have to continue your health insurance. Read more.

Payroll Tax Holiday Extended

February 22, 2012

The president signed legislation to extend the payroll tax holiday for employees through the end of 2012.  The payroll tax holiday extension ensures that the employee social security rate will remain at 4.2% through December 31, 2012. We have updated our processing to reflect the tax rate remaining at 4.2% for the remainder of 2012 and will continue to closely monitor the payroll tax holiday legislation as we approach 2013.

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Taxes to Increase for 2011 and 2012

December 29, 2011

Employers in twenty states will pay increased Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) taxes in January 2012 (for wages paid in 2011)  in order to repay state unemployment insurance loans. Unfortunately, Georgia is on that list. Click link above to learn more. 

Social Security Payroll Holiday Extension Update

December 29, 2011

On Friday, December 23, the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011, a 2-month extension of the payroll tax cut was signed. This means the employee social security rate will remain at 4.2% through February 29, 2012. Choice Payroll has updated the tax rate to 4.2% for January and February 2012 processing.

The law also includes a new provision affecting employees who receive more than $18,350 in wages during January and February. The provision imposes an additional income tax amount equal to 2 percent of the amount of wages they receive during this time period; the additional 2.0% will cap at $110,100. This additional tax is an add-on to tax liability that the employee would otherwise pay for 2012. The tax will be payable in 2013 on the employee’s 2012 income tax return.

We continue to closely monitor this legislation and will relay any additional updates.

Choice Payroll Wins IPPA Growth Award
January 13, 2009
The Independent Payroll Providers Association (IPPA) honored Choice Payroll this week with the 2008 Growth Award. The award was accepted by Founder and President, Lori Winters, at the IPPA's Annual Conference in San Antonio. The Growth Award is given to the payroll company that achieves the greatest dollar revenue growth in the past 12 months.

Choice Payroll Welcomes The Standard as Our Newest 401(k) Partner

August 1, 2008

Choice Payroll has signed our newest 401(k) partner The Standard to better serve our clients. Approximately 8 million people across the country depend on The Standard for financial products and services to help them confidently pursue their dreams. With this new partnership, our combined services offer seamless integration with payroll. Now our clients can reduce the amount of time they spend gathering and transmitting data because Choice Payroll ensures retirement information is automatically transferred from payroll records to retirement plan administration.

Choice Payroll Launches New Website
July 31, 2008
Choice Payroll announced today its brand new website with the help of Misenheimer Creative, Inc. and Agency Fusion. Now clients and prospective customers will find it ever easier to find the information they need when they need it.

Choice Payroll Meets SAS70 Challenge
April 12, 2008

Choice Payroll announced today that it has successfully completed the certification process for SAS 70 Type 1 compliance, in conformity with the controls and objectives of leading independent auditor, Houdyshell & Associates