Payroll Reporting…How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Payroll Reporting…How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

Georgia Withholding: To report your Georgia withholdings, Georgia will assign you to a reporting cycle; be sure to carefully review the reports they send as the due dates will be detailed on the forms.

Georgia Department of Labor: This is a DOL/quarterly report which is due thirty days after the close of the quarter where employers are required to pay for the SUTA/state unemployment taxes. Please note that initially when you business starts this rate is statutory and then it will adjust over time based upon your claims experience. Please be sure to look for this notice of your annual rate which Georgia sends at the first of each year.

For those operating in other states you will want to contact the varying local authorities to ensure that you are aware of local tax laws. Please be advised that certain cities also have payroll taxes which should be assessed against wages.

Payroll is perhaps the largest most complex and largest personal administrative exposure for the business owner. Accordingly I recommend all of my clients to utilize the services of a payroll service which will greatly streamline this administrative responsibility.

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John Dillard CPA of His CPA PC (a Christian CPA firm) is an author and Certified Public Accountant (All Rights Reserved). To See how he takes Christ along with him to work visit and for his latest book Overcoming Life’s 9/11’s: Job’s Journey “Dare to Attempt Something so Great for the Kingdom of God that it is doomed to failure, lest Christ be in it!”

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