What Is Wage Garnishment

by admin 5. May 2011 04:36

Wage garnishment is a legal procedure in which a person’s earnings are required by court order to be withheld by an employer for the payment of a debt such as child support.

Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) prohibits an employer from discharging an employee whose earnings have been subject to garnishment for any one debt, regardless of the number of levies made or proceedings brought to collect it.  More informaiton can be found at

http://www.dol.gov/compliance/topics/wages-garnishment.htm

 

ezPaycheck payroll software can handle garnishment. To lear more please check 

How to add a new payroll deduction

 

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How to add a new payroll deduction and withhold it from each paycheck automatically?

by admin 5. May 2011 04:17

 

ezPaycheck payroll software is very flexible. With ezPaycheck, user can easily add a new deduction for IRA plan, Garnishment, Donation, Dependent Care, Flexible Account or other purpose.

payroll deduction

Here are the steps on how to add a new payroll deduction:

 

  • Add a new deduction

 

1. Start ezPaycheck, click the left menu “Company Settings->Deductions” to  open Company Deduction Setup screen.

 

2. Check one Customized deduction item, then clicked the button behind it to open  Deduction Details sceen. 

 

3. Input the new name My_dedution. 

 

4. If this is a deduction by percent,  you can check "Deduction in percentage of wage" option box. Otherwise, leave it unchecked

 

5. Check other tax options 

 

6. Click the "Save" button and closed Deduction details page. 

 

7. Click "save" button on Company Deduction Setup form to update the database.

 

  • Update employee profile

1. Select one employee from employee list and edited his deduction option.

2. Enter the amount or percent value.  

3. Click "next" until  the last page, then click the "Finish" button to save the change.

 

  • Generate a new check

 

When you generate the new check, you will see this new deduction on paycheck. 

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More information about ezPaycheck payroll software can be found at product page. 

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Halfpricesoft.com Rejects Price Increase for 2012 Edition of ezPaycheck Payroll Software for Small Businesses

by admin 2. May 2011 07:17

Hoping to keep ezPaycheck small business payroll software affordable for every size company in the continuing recession, managers at Halfpricesoft.com have decided to reject a proposed price hike for ezPaycheck. ezPaycheck 2012 will be the 7th year in a row without a price increase for the popular software.

“In a down economy, companies need to streamline and increase efficiency, so they can be more productive with every minute and every dollar,” said Halfpricesoft.com founder Dr. Ge. “ezPaycheck lets managers and business owners spend as little time as possible on running payroll, so they can focus on the income-earning aspects of their business. We don’t feel it’s appropriate to potentially put that efficiency out of the reach of some customers by raising the price at this time.”

Available for just $89 per installation, ezPaycheck has remained at that affordable price since its initial release in 2005. Equipped with an intuitive graphical user interface, the payroll software is designed to be easy to use even for people without an accounting background or with little computer experience. Very little setup or learning curve is necessary, and most users can begin running payroll within minutes of installing ezPaycheck.

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Why just half of check or image or form or report printed from my printer?

by admin 10. April 2011 02:29

Several users asked why just half of check or image or form was printed when they printed it from printer recently. So we decide to add the solutions to our blog.

The most common reason for this issue is the printer uses the wrong size paper. You should use the Letter size paper when you print the check. (image printer.jpg)

printer property image

It can also be a display problem caused by the machine setting or the printer settings. User can change these settings to fix this printing problem.
 

1. Machine resolution settings. (image: display_resolution_settings.jpg)
display resolution

You can check your screen resolution by right clicking an empty space on your screen, then select "properties" from pop up menu. I attached the image of screen resolution with this message. You can change it by move the slide bar. 
 
 

2. Machine DPI settings: (image: display_dpi.jpg)
display dpi settings
1. Open the control panel.
2. Double click the display to open display properties page.
3. Select Settings tab, then click the advanced button.
4. On Plug and Play Monitor form, there is DPI setting under General tab. Please make sure the DPI settings is Normal size (96 dpi).
5. Click the OK button to save your change.
6 Click the OK button on display properties form to save your change.
 
 
3. Printer settings
Steps:
- Open Control Panel
- Click Printer and Fax
- Select the current printer, then press the right mouse button to display the pop menu. Select click "Printing Preferences.." to view printer settings. (see attached image printer_view_properties.jpg)
display dpi settings

- Click Print Quality Tab
- Change the Resolutions to a lower value. (see attached image printer_print_quality.jpg)
- Then click the OK button to save your changes.

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Is there any totally free payroll software?

by admin 31. March 2011 11:01

Some user wrote to us recently and asked why he needs to pay $59 each year to update payroll tax tables because some company already provided free payroll service (He did not mention the name.)

I do not know if there is totally free and reliable payroll software in market. But I know it is not an easy job for our programmers to keep our tax tables and forms up-to-date. Based on my experience, when you are using free software you normally get what you paid for. Free payroll software can end up the most expensive if it fails to give accurate and current data.  

However it is always a good idea to download and try payroll software for free before purchasing. Each company is unique. The best way to know if a payroll software works for you is to use it. That is why we offer users 30-day free trial. 

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Each Paycheck Is On Time, Small Businesses Enjoy The Big Benefits Of Payroll Software From Halfpricesoft

by admin 21. March 2011 17:22

Payroll is one of the most important tasks about running a business. After all, employees want to get the paychecks on time. However calculating payroll taxes can be very time-consuming. Designed with non-accountant business owners and managers in mind, Halfpricesoft has released the new edition of ezPaycheck 2011, which automates payroll tasks for small businesses.

 

"No two small businesses or non-profits are exactly the same. They all have different needs and requirements,” Dr. Ge said. “Updates in the 2011 edition of ezPaycheck include several features commonly requested by customers who like the software but need additional flexibility."

 

The new features of ezPaycheck 2011 payroll application include Customizable Payroll Reporting Feature, Auto-fill Paycheck Data Feature, Customizable Tax and Deduction Features, Employee List Export Feature, Income tax rate updates and Tax form updates, which make the 2011 edition more powerful and flexible than ever.

 

This affordable payroll software is suitable for any small- to mid-sized business or non-profits, because of the big benefits.

 

1) EASY TO USE

- User friendly interface design and Windows menus make ezPaycheck payroll software quick and easy to set up, use and understand.

 

2) EFFICIENT

- Works within ezPaycheck payroll accounting software, so there's nothing new to learn and no double entry.

- ezPaycheck payroll software help user save money by printing your checks on blank computer checks.

- Support Tax Forms W2, W3, 940 and 941.

 

3) FLEXIBLE

- Tax tables and calculations for all 50 states and D.C

- Accommodates any combination of incomes, deductions, taxes and benefits. Also accommodates multiple companies, each with unique setup information.

- Supports customized Wages or Deductions to handle commissions, tips in restaurants or the special local taxes.

- Support for daily, weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and monthly payroll periods

 

4) AFFORDABLE

- Instead of paying $200 a month to some payroll company, user can only spend $89 a year for all payroll needs.

 

5) 30 DAYS FREE

- Download and try this payroll software free for 30 days. No registration needed. No obligation.

 

To make sampling ezPaycheck 2011 even easier, the free download includes a sample database. Customers do not have to waste time entering employee data before sampling the software’s many features.

 

ezPaycheck payroll software is loaded with intelligent, intuitive features, but not burdened by complicated suites of expensive applications small businesses will never use or need. The software is ideal for owners of small to mid-sized businesses, and was designed and engineered for ease-of-use by those who have only basic computer skills and little accounting know-how.

 

Businesses owners and managers who like to issue each paycheck on time, can learn more about  ezPaycheck payroll tax solution by downloading and trying it for free for 30 days at http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_download.asp

 

Or check the video ezPaycheck Made Your Payroll an Easy Job

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JISurtSXoZ0

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ezPaycheck new version released on Year 2011 Form 941

by admin 14. March 2011 06:09

We have released the new version of ezPaycheck 2011 software

Version: 3.1.6

Date published: 3/10/2011

Main update: Year 2011 Form 941 

Who need to update

You can check your current version by clicking the top menu "help->about ezPaycheck" or "help->Check for updates". 

If you are using the old version and need to file form 941, you can download the new ezPaycheck 2011 update package. 

Cost

ezPaycheck 2011 update package is totally free for the current ezPaycheck 2011 users. If you are using ezPaycheck 2010 or earlier version, you need to purchase ezPaycheck 2011 key at $59.  

How to update

You can download and install the latest ezPaycheck package to update ezPaycheck by a few clicks. 

Please follow the instructions on screen.  Your data should be safe during this process. However, we always suggest you back up your data first. (Learn more about back up at: http://www.halfpricesoft.com/articles/sb-payroll-backup.asp )

ezPaycheck 2011 update package

http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_update_2011.asp 

Full version is available at

http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_download.asp

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To learn more about ezPaycheck, please visit: http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp

Or check the video ezPaycheck Made Your Payroll an Easy Job
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JISurtSXoZ0

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New Tax Deduction & Exemption Options Designed for Churches & Non-profits Included in 2011 Release of ezPaycheck

by admin 18. February 2011 04:20

New options for setting up tax deductions customized to individual employees makes the 2011 edition of ezPaycheck payroll software ideal for non-profits and businesses with unique tax situations. Churches and other religious organizations, who don’t deduct FICA taxes for clergy members, will find these new control features particularly appealing.

Developed by Halfpricesoft.com and available for as little as $89 per installation, ezPaycheck 2011 is a payroll processing software designed especially for small businesses and non-profit organizations. As with all small business software titles from Halfpricesoft.com, ezPaycheck is known for its ease of use, flexibility and affordability. The software is available online at http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp.

“ezPaycheck has always had highly flexible options for setting up deductions and other payroll factors that fit the needs of our customers,” said Halfpricesoft.com’s founder Dr. Ge. “But a portion of our customers have unique tax and deduction circumstances that were difficult to manage with previous editions of ezPaycheck. The new features added to the 2011 edition meet those needs while maintaining the ease of use that ezPaycheck customers have come to love.”

In addition to the new deduction set-up features, updates to the 2011 edition of ezPaycheck also include:
- Updated income tax tables with 2011 rates for all 50 states, Washington D.C., and federal taxes.
- Custom payroll reports feature allowing users to program specific report dates. Previously available quarterly and annual report options are still available in the 2011 edition.
- Increased exporting options make ezPaycheck 2011 data and reports easier to use with other software, such as Halfpricesoft.com’s ezW2 software for printing W2 and 1099 forms.
- New auto-fill feature remembers certain information from previous payroll periods, such as pay period dates and check printing dates, and automatically supplies updated information on checks for the current payroll period. Employers save time and hassle.

Long-time users of ezPaycheck can still count on all the popular features of previous editions, such as the easy-to-use intuitive interface, flexible printing options for multiple check formats, Form 940 and Form 941 printing, and flexible check report options.

ezPaycheck 2011 is available for free download and 30-day trial

To ensure that ezPaycheck 2011 meets each customer’s needs before purchasing, Halfpricesoft.com has made the software available for a free 30-day trial. Customers can simply go to http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_download.asp and download the software without charge or obligation. To make test-driving ezPaycheck 2011 even easier, the software download includes a sample database, so customers don’t have to waste time entering data before sampling the software’s many features.

All the features of the ezPaycheck 2011 full version, except check printing, can be used for up to 30 days without charge. To unlock full, unlimited use of ezPaycheck 2011, license keys can be purchased online for as little as $89 per installation.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp

Or check the video ezPaycheck Made Your Payroll an Easy Job
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JISurtSXoZ0

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Q&A on Year 2011 Payroll Tax Cut

by admin 30. December 2010 03:38

 

The Tax Relief Act was signed into law by President Obama on December 17, 2010. Followings Q&A will help you better understand the payroll tax cut.

 

Q: What are the changes caused by recent Tax Relief Act?

A: For Year 2011, the employee tax rate for social security is reduced to 4.2%. The employer tax rate for social security remains unchanged at 6.2%.

 

Q: Are all employers affected by this payroll tax cut?

A: Yes, all employers are impacted by this change from Jan 1, 2011. Both for-profit companies and nonprofit companies need to adjust their payroll processing for the Social Security tax rate.

Q: What should employers do?

A: IRS asked Employers should start using the new withholding tables and reducing the amount of Social Security tax withheld as soon as possible in 2011 but not later than Jan. 31, 2011.

For any Social Security tax over withheld during January, employers should make an offsetting adjustment in workers’ pay as soon as possible but not later than March 31, 2011

 

Q: What impact will this have on employees?

A: Millions of workers will see their take-home pay rise during. This reduced Social Security withholding will have no effect on the employee’s future Social Security benefits.

 

Q: Has Year 2011 Federal Tax Rate Changed?

A: Employer can find it at http://www.halfpricesoft.com/Federal_income_tax_2011.asp.

 

Q: Will all employee see the bigger checks in Year 2011?

A: No, 51 millions will take home less

 

Halfpricesoft.com released the new version of ezPaycheck payroll software which includes the latest new tax tables released by the Internal Revenue Service. These tax tables incorporate the changes introduced by the Tax Relief Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on December 17, 2010.

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ezPaycheck payroll software is loaded with intelligent, intuitive features, but not burdened by complicated suites of expensive applications small businesses will never use or need. The software is ideal for owners of small to mid-sized businesses, and was designed and engineered for ease-of-use by those who have only basic computer skills and little accounting know-how.

Learn more about ezPaycheck payroll software at http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp

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ezPaycheck 2011 Payroll Software Updates Payroll Tax Withholding Table Includes The New Tax Cut by Tax Relief Act

by admin 27. December 2010 08:38

The Tax Relief Act was signed into law by President Obama on December 17, 2010. 

Millions of workers will see their take-home pay rise during 2011 because the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 provides a two percentage point payroll tax cut for employees, reducing their Social Security tax withholding rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent of wages paid. This reduced Social Security withholding will have no effect on the employee’s future Social Security benefits.

The new law also maintains the income-tax rates that have been in effect in recent years.

 

For Year 2011, the employee tax rate for social security is reduced to 4.2%. The employer tax rate for social security remains unchanged at 6.2%. 

The IRS asks that employers start using the new social security rate as soon as possible in Year 2011 but not later than January 31, 2011.

For Year 2011 tax tables, please visit

http://www.halfpricesoft.com/Federal_income_tax_2011.asp

 

Halfpricesoft.com released the new version of ezPaycheck payroll software which includes the latest new tax tables released by the Internal Revenue Service. These tax tables incorporate the changes introduced by the Tax Relief Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on December 17, 2010.

ezPaycheck payroll software is loaded with intelligent, intuitive features, but not burdened by complicated suites of expensive applications small businesses will never use or need. The software is ideal for owners of small to mid-sized businesses, and was designed and engineered for ease-of-use by those who have only basic computer skills and little accounting know-how.

Learn more about ezPaycheck payroll software at http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp

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ezPaycheck 2011, New Payroll Software Is Shipping for Small Businesses and Accountants

by admin 18. December 2010 05:14

Newly released 2011 edition of ezPaycheck payroll software from Halfpricesoft.com gives small and mid-size businesses more options and flexibility in doing payroll and printing checks than ever before.

 

ezPaycheck payroll software is loaded with intelligent, intuitive features, but not burdened by complicated suites of expensive applications small businesses will never use or need. The software is ideal for owners of small to mid-sized businesses, and was designed and engineered for ease-of-use by those who have only basic computer skills and little accounting know-how.

 

"We intentionally engineered this software for those end-users who are not professional accountants and payroll tax experts," explains Dr. Mark Ge, President and Founder of ezPaycheck. "You don't even need to have much knowledge of computers. We believe small business software should be simple - stupid simple - so that owners can focus their time and energy on running their businesses, not trying to figure out how to run payroll software."

 

Small business owners love ezPaycheck payroll software because it is simple and flexible to use, handles all their payroll needs and is very affordable. ezPaycheck payroll tax application is designed for use by non-accountants with minimal computer skills. However, even accountants like it because it is so flexible and supports unlimited accounts with one flat rate.

 

Despite its simplicity and ease of use, business owners should not mistakenly think ezPaycheck payroll software  is short on features. ezPaycheck is packed with all the features a small business needs to run payroll accounting jobs quickly and easily, including:


- Up to date tax tables for all 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and federal taxes
- Capability for adding local tax rates
- Automatically calculate tips, commissions, federal withholding tax, Social Security, Medicare tax, employer unemployment taxes, and other pre-tax and post-tax deductions
- Print paychecks using a standard laser printer on blank computer checks or preprinted checks
- Use check-in-middle, check-on-top, or check-at-bottom check stock formats
- Able to print MICR numbers on blank check stock to save on pre-printed checks
- Print signature image on checks for a customized look
- Built-in report functions users can customize
- Calculate and print daily, weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and monthly payroll periods
- Option for masking employees' Social Security Numbers on check stubs
- Compile and print federal tax forms w2, w3, 940 and 941
- Unlimited free technical support

 

User can download this payroll software from http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_download.asp  and try it free for 30 days. No registration needed, no obligation and totally risk free.        

 

The ezPaycheck payroll tax software can be used to report employee wages and salaries to federal, state, and local agencies, with a duplicate copy for the employee. And the double-window check envelopes eliminate the need to hand-write or re-print addresses, saving time and money.

 

Even those who are not good at math can add "two plus two" and figure out that by offering software that is both inexpensive and "stupid simple" to use, the ezPaycheck company has created a revolutionary new product. And it is available just in time for payroll tax season, which may be the best gift small business owners can wish for at the end of a long and challenging and hopefully successful and profitable sales year.

 

Please visit http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp for more details.

 

Or check the video ezPaycheck Made Your Payroll an Easy Job

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JISurtSXoZ0


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How to handle tips with ezPaycheck payroll software in restaurants?

by admin 10. December 2010 10:31

Restaurant payroll is very special because you need to handle tips.

For example: You need pay your waitress $95, and her tip is $50. So you need to report $145 to the government. However, you just need to pay her $95 in the paycheck.

Can ezPaycheck payroll software handle it? Yes, ezPaycheck can work for your restaurant payroll.

In this case, you can add a customized deduction such as "Paid Tips" and deduct this amount from your paycheck. 

Followings are the steps:

Step 1: Add a new deduction

  • Start ezPaycheck application. (If you have not installed it, you can download ezPaycheck from http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_download.asp)
  • Click the left menu “Company Settings->Deductions” on left menu and open the Company Deduction Setup.
  • Check one Customized deduction, and then click the button behind it to open Deduction Details form.
  • Input "Paid Tips" as the new name.
  • Click the “Save” button and closed Deduction details page.
  • Click the "Save" button on Company Deduction Setup form to update database.

 


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Step 2: Generate a new check

After you add this deduction, you will see a new deduction field in your paycheck. When you generate a new check, you just need to enter your hourly pay, tips and paid tips. ezPaycheck will handle the taxes for you.

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To learn more about ezPaycheck payroll software, click here

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Payroll Software Combo Simplifies Payroll Today & Readies Businesses for 2011

by admin 7. December 2010 09:16

 

Small business payroll tax software developer Halfpricesoft.com is making it easy for business owners to speed up end-of-the-year payroll reports and get ready for 2011 payroll with a new combo package for its popular small business payroll software ezPaycheck.

 

Small business owners who purchase ezPaycheck 2010 from halfpricesoft.com for the low price of $89 now through December 31 can get the 2011 edition of ezPaycheck for just $1 more with the ezPaycheck 2010 + 2011 combo package from Halfpricesoft.com.               

 

Now is the time for small business owners to get started on ezPaycheck payroll tax solution. End-of-the-year payroll reports are faster and easier with automated processes, giving business owners more time to spend holidays with their families. Plus, with the ezPaycheck 2010 + 2011 combo package, small businesses can be ready to go for the new tax year with updated tax tables and new features previously unavailable for just an additional $1. Business owners won’t get stuck continuing to do payroll by hand because the post-holiday crush keeps them too busy to install and learn new payroll software.

 

ezPaycheck payroll software is very user-friendly, straight-forward and reliable. It was designed and engineered for ease-of-use by those who have only basic computer skills and little accounting know-how.

 

"We believe small business payroll accounting software should be simple - stupid simple - so that owners can focus their time and energy on running their businesses, not trying to figure out how to run payroll software." explains Dr. Ge, President and Founder of halfpricesoft.com. “We intentionally engineered ezPaycheck payroll tax software for those end-users who are not professional accountants and payroll tax experts."

 

Here are some of the great features business owners can start taking advantage of today by purchasing the ezPaycheck 2010 + 2011 combo package:

 

- Up to date tax tables for all 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and federal taxes

- Capability for adding local tax rates

- Automatically calculate tips, commissions, federal withholding tax, Social Security, Medicare tax, employer unemployment taxes, and other pre-tax and post-tax deductions

- Print paychecks using a standard laser printer on blank computer checks or preprinted checks

- Use check-in-middle, check-on-top, or check-at-bottom check stock formats

- Able to print MICR numbers on blank check stock to save on pre-printed checks

- Print signature image on checks for a customized look

- Built-in report functions users can customize

- Calculate and print daily, weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and monthly payroll periods

- Option for masking employees' Social Security Numbers on check stubs

- Compile and print federal tax forms 940 and 941

- Generate forms W-2 and W-3 automatically

- Unlimited free technical support

 

Purchasing the ezPaycheck 2010 + 2011 combo package is risk free for business owners. The software is available for free download at http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp and includes all features of the 2010 edition except check printing. Users can sample the software for up to 30 days to ensure it meets all their needs before purchasing. Users can purchase a license key for just $89 for unlimited use of ezPaycheck 2010 and just $1 more for unlimited use of ezPaycheck 2011.

 

To make sampling ezPaycheck 2010 even easier, the download package includes a sample database, so users don’t have to waste time entering payroll information until they’re certain that ezPaycheck is right for their business.  

For more information about ezPaycheck and Halfpricesoft.com, please contact

http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp

 

Special Offer Extended on ezPaycheck Small Business Payroll Software

by admin 30. November 2010 04:35

halfpricesoft.com has extended the limited time special offer for customers who are planning to purchase small business payroll software during this holiday season. Users can purchase ezPaycheck 2010 and ezPaycheck 2011 Payroll Software bundle at $90. The regular price of ezPaycheck is $89. That means if users purchase ezPaycheck 2010 at the regular price, they can get ezPaycheck 2011 at just $1. Since ezPaycheck allows user to input YTD information, user can start to use this payroll software anytime. User can visit http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp for more details.

 

"We intentionally engineered this software for those end-users who are not professional accountants and payroll tax experts," explains Dr. Ge, President and Founder of ezPaycheck. "You don't even need to have much knowledge of computers. We believe small business software should be simple - stupid simple - so that owners can focus their time and energy on running their businesses, not trying to figure out how to run payroll software."

 

Small business owners love ezPaycheck payroll software because it is simple and flexible to use, handles all their payroll needs and is very affordable. ezPaycheck payroll tax application is designed for use by non-accountants with minimal computer skills. However, even accountants like it because it is so flexible and supports unlimited accounts with one flat rate.

 

In this era of increasingly sophisticated and pricey software, consumers are normally forced to purchase payroll and tax software in a bundle with other applications - and it costs a bundle of money. But according to Dr. Ge, that isn't fair to small businesses. "I do not think small business owners should have to pay for features they do not want and will never need to use," he says. "So we made ezPaycheck an easy-to-use stand-alone desktop application, not some big and complicated suite."

 

But while ezPaycheck payroll software minimizes the bells and whistles to make it easy to set up and use, it delivers much more than just the bare bones essentials. Valuable features include:

 

- A sample company database so no configuration is needed. Just install the software and you're automatically ready to print the first sample check.

 

- Prints your own payroll checks on blank computer checks or preprinted checks.

 

- Automatically calculates Federal Withholding Tax, Social Security, Medicare Tax and Employer Unemployment Taxes.

 

- Includes built-in tax tables for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

 

- Creates and maintains payrolls for multiple companies, and does it simultaneously. Thanks to this multi-tasking feature, ezPaycheck software is even used by professional accountants to help process multiple client workloads at the same time.

 

- Supports Daily, Weekly, Biweekly, Semi-monthly and Monthly payroll periods. Features Report Functions, Print Functions, and Pay Stub Functions.

 

-Supports Forms W-2, W-3, 1099, 1096, 940 and 941.

 

- 30 day free trial. No registration required and absolutely no obligation.

 

-Supports unlimited accounts and employees with one flat rate

 

Even those who are not good at math can add "two plus two" and figure out that by offering software that is both inexpensive and "stupid simple" to use, the ezPaycheck company has created a revolutionary new product.

 

For more information about ezPaycheck payroll software, please visit
http://www.halfpricesoft.com/index.asp


or go to the video "ezPaycheck, the effective payroll solution"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JISurtSXoZ0

Payroll Software Review: ezPaycheck Received High Review from CNET Editors

by admin 12. November 2010 02:39

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ezPaycheck payroll software received high reviews from CNET editors: "This is a simple yet effective and efficient check-printing and payroll management tool that includes some welcome extras in an easy-to-use package. With it, mom-and-pop shops can cut checks like the big boys."

 

ezPaycheck is powerful and affordable payroll software for small businesses and accountants. ezPaycheck payroll software includes built-in federal and state tax tables. It supports hourly, salaried, bonus, sick, commission, tips and multiple user-defined income types and deductions. ezPaycheck can print payroll checks and forms W-2, W-3, 940 and 941.

A free demo of this easy-to-use payroll software can be downloaded by visiting the halfpricesoft.com site: 

http://www.halfpricesoft.com/payroll_software_download.asp

 

Below is the review:

 

“Small businesses need all the breaks they can get, and anything that can reduce costs and increase productivity by automating a tedious process is welcome. HalfPriceSoft's ezPaycheck 2010 is a payroll management tool designed for small-business owners and accountants. It can manage payrolls for several companies, print checks and reports, and even calculate taxes and print tax forms. It includes tax data for all 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., as well as Social Security, Medicare, and FICA withholdings.

The ezPaycheck interface is a simple, efficient dialog that opens with a split display, a sample check facsimile above a selection pane, and a basic left-hand navigation panel handles all settings and options with a series of configuration windows and dialogs. The program makes extensive use of wizards for setting up options, entering data, and other functions. We opted to simply print out the sample check to gauge how easy ezPaycheck is to use as well as the quality of its output. It delivered a crisp, professional-quality check image, including signature, as well as full balance information to our compact laser printer. Customizing checks is easy, too. The Check Setup dialog simplifies entering regularly accessed data, whereas the Check List displays your checks for easy selection. The New Check button calls up an extensive payroll data dialog. The Reports button accesses various annual and quarterly reporting options as well as data export wizards. We tried the W2 form tool, too, which automatically populated the form with appropriate data. You can even order professionally printed checks in quantity via an online link on the file menu. All told, it's a cinch to set up employee, payroll, and check data, save sample checks, and print out high-quality paper checks that can include signatures, images, and logos.

This is a simple yet effective and efficient check-printing and payroll management tool that includes some welcome extras in an easy-to-use package. With it, mom-and-pop shops can cut checks like the big boys.” 

 

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What to expect in 2011 Income taxes - Higher?

by admin 8. November 2010 03:14

What are the changes might happen on the coming 2011 online tax return software season? Try to analyze certain things regarding what to expect in 2011 income taxes. It can affect life of different people – small or big.

Unexpected Increase – What to expect in 2011 income taxes? It’s expected that the congress might increase taxes for this coming tax season. This increase can affect both businesses and individuals – especially those people who are
not yet married that can earn $200,000 a year and married couples that can earn $250,000 a year. In no time, middle incomers can also experience this increase.

Higher Taxes for major changes – This increased is designed to simplify the tax codes. If the legislation do some
tax cuts they will also do the tax hikes in later time. Let’s say tax increase takes effects on 2011 and assuming
that the economy is growing steadily at this point deficit can be the first priority so that debt can be unsustainable.

Here are the things what to expect in 2011 income taxes:

•    Marginal rates increased from 33% and 35% to 36% and 39.6%.
•    Increased capital gains and dividends – for those in the top brackets. Perhaps it can cause 20% rate or little bit higher.
•    President Obama maximizes the value of deductions at 28% and giving it to charitable groups plus he tries to curtail tax break until 2011.
•    No cancelled estate taxes, but if the exemption is $3.5 Million it can set to $5 Million if the Senate agrees. The estate legislation may include the spousal transfer and can make the exemptions to $7 Million or more for couples.
•    Easiest way to get the minimum tax but no repeal.For businesses here are the things what to expect in 2011 income taxes – it can experience lots of cuts and hikes, but in a higher total tax bill. Here are the changes:
•    Increased SECA taxes for the owners of S firms and partnerships by disabling them in skirting of payroll taxes.
•    New classification for workers who are a real employee but treated as a contractor.
•    And for big corporations – elimination of tax breaks like domestic production deduction, depreciation acceleration, foreign income incentives and oil production.

In no time tax hikes will make a collision to people especially businesses. Anyone can stay clear of this mess by just avoiding spending lots of money in Social Security, Medicare and Defense. Meanwhile, any individual who can earn $100,000 in a single year can be at risk for higher taxes.

These increase can make lots of people unhappy even you! But, you can definitely have a lot of advantages, if you use online tax return software in 2011, like turbo tax. That is because they guarantee highest refund and also the
refunds come pretty quickly.

source: http://www.release-news.com/index.php/finance/46054-2011-irs-income-tax-return-what-to-expect-in-2011-income-taxes.html

Author of this article: Rahul

California Important Payroll Tax Changes in 2011

by admin 1. November 2010 14:55

Change to Quarterly Reporting

Starting with the first quarter of 2011, employers will begin filing new:

  • Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (DE 9)
  • Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (Continuation) (DE 9C).

For more information about 2011 payroll tax changes, please review the 2011 Payroll Tax Reporting Changes FAQs.

What reporting changes are taking place in 2011?

Effective January 1, 2011, employers will report total subject wages, Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Disability Insurance (DI) taxable wages and contributions, by filing a New Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (DE 9) quarterly instead of annually.

Employers will continue to report employee wages and personal income tax withheld quarterly on the New Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (Continuation) (DE 9C).

These forms will replace the Annual Reconciliation Statement (DE 7) and the Quarterly Wage and Withholding Report (DE 6).

NOTE: Years 2010 and prior, employers will file the DE 7 and DE 6.

How will changing from annual reconciliation to quarterly reporting impact employers?

The new quarterly reporting process will allow the Employment Development Department (EDD) to identify overpayments sooner, which will result in faster refunds, as well as allow us to more quickly identify potential delinquencies.

Will employers continue to use the Payroll Tax Deposit (DE 88) coupon to make payments?

Yes, employers are still required to pay their contributions with the DE 88. Deposit due dates will not be affected by this change. In spring 2011, employers will have more options available to electronically file returns, and make deposits and payments on outstanding liabilities. Watch for additional information as it becomes available on our expanded e-Services for Business.

What happens if a mistake has been made on the DE 7 or the DE 6? How do we correct the DE 9 or DE 9C?

For years prior to 2011, employers will file a DE 7 and DE 6, therefore, any adjustments to either form would be done by filing a Tax and Wage Adjustment Form (DE 678).

Corrections to the DE 9 or DE 9C can be made using the Quarterly Contribution and Wage Adjustment Form (DE 9ADJ). This form will be available online.

Where can employers obtain the new forms?

Registered employers will receive the new forms automatically by mail. They will also be available online and at local EDD offices in December 2010. The DE 6 and DE 7 will continue to be available online for years prior to 2011.

NOTE: The expansion of our e-Services for Business in spring of 2011 will provide multiple options to file your returns electronically as well as make deposits. Watch for additional information as it becomes available on our expanded e-Services for Business.

Will employers have to update their software to complete these new reports?

The EDD will work directly with payroll software companies to make sure they are aware of the new reporting requirements. Employers and their representatives need to contact their payroll software company regarding software updates.

Employers who file alternate forms need to contact the Alternate Forms Coordinator at (916) 255-0649.

Source: http://www.edd.ca.gov/payroll_taxes/Important_Payroll_Tax_Changes_in_2011.htm

 

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How Payroll Software can Eliminate Payroll Errors

by admin 19. October 2010 15:11

Many larger companies invest in payroll software to help eliminate payroll errors. Payroll errors is not uncommon especially among companies that run their payroll the old fashioned way. The most common cause of payrolls errors is raw payroll data. This is information that is fed into the system. Inaccurate information will always lead to inaccurate, and erroneous payroll. This is typically caused by errors found on attendance sheets, and manual time cards.

Many programs have built in features that totals up work hours, overtime hours, paid vacation hours, and holiday pay. The confusion comes in with having to add and subtract partial, or fractional hours worked. Payroll Processing Software is usually very accurate in its' computation of math problems, and leaves no room for errors. The software adds up point "0" hours such as: .5, 0.16, without any problems whatsoever. It can even print out a history of payments allowing the company to see if anyone has been overpaid or underpaid.

Many companies find that when they combine their attendance software, and time management software the results are astounding. They get a combined integrated payroll system that helps the processing of raw data flow more smoothly, and efficiently. Many software programs will allow companies to edit payroll data as needed. Sometimes raw data entry
 may need to be edited, or corrected to ensure continued, problem free, booking keeping errors. It's easy for a companies accounting can get off track with raw data input, but having the right software that is not hardware dependent is a must for every payroll officer.

It is preferable that companies who process any type of payroll use and automated system. An automated system has many features and luxuries that can implemented into any existing system that is already actively in use by the sponsoring company. It should be easy to use, and adaptable to what the company needs. Every company have different payroll needs, and finding a software that offers everything in one convenient package is truly a must have. Many large companies spend thousands of dollars each year on separate payroll software that proves to be unsatisfactory.

A good payroll software program will also compute income taxes that may be owed to state, and federal agencies. It also prepare and print out W2's, and W4's. Finding the right software is not always easy, but it can be if companies know what they want. Some programs offer a 30 or 90 day free try before you buy deal. This way if the software package is not quite what's needed no one is out of pocket or disappointed. If the software fits the bill then the search is over. The next step is to purchase the product key code to continue using the software without any breaks in payroll processing.

source: http://www.articlebliss.com/Art/503921/53/How-Payroll-Software-can-Eliminate-Payroll-Errors.html

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