The Integrity Blog

December 2017

Don’t let the new tax plan fool you: ACA employer mandate remains intact

2017-12-28T10:54:31+00:00 December 26th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|

Despite the administration touting that the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act “essentially” repeals the health law, this is not the case. Let’s separate fact from fiction: Employer Mandate stands Employer obligations remain unchanged. What is NOT going away as part of this new law: The ACA employer mandate (and the enforcement of that mandate): [...]

Keep Remote Employees Connected with Business Technology

2017-12-20T08:47:22+00:00 December 20th, 2017|General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics GP|

In this global economy, many businesses have employees that work more outside of the office than in it. Sales and service teams work closely with customers, and key employees may work remotely from home or on the road. Your leaders need to maintain communication with remote employees and, conversely, they need to stay in touch [...]

ACA employer compliance enforcement: I received letter 226J from the IRS. How do I respond?

2017-12-12T11:07:20+00:00 December 12th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|

The IRS has begun notifying employers of ESRPs (Employer-Shared Responsibility Payments), otherwise known as ACA penalties. The first letters, letter 226J, address penalties associated with the 2015 filing year for forms provided to the IRS in 2016. It is important to provide a timely response to this IRS letter. Here are some tips to ensure [...]

Employees Are Financially Stressed and Here’s How You Can Help

2017-12-11T11:20:18+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Microsoft Dynamics|

We are approaching the holiday season and the busiest shopping time of the year. While this is great for many businesses, it’s less so for employees. Employees are preparing for holiday parties, buying gifts, and wondering how they are going to balance bills, savings, and holiday spending. As they grow more preoccupied with financial challenges, [...]

Business Growth Brings Profits and Payroll Complications

2017-12-06T10:12:52+00:00 December 6th, 2017|General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics GP|

As your business grows in profit, you are likely also growing in size. Soon enough, Microsoft Dynamics® GP Payroll out-of-the-box is no longer able to support this growth. You can’t manage timesheets using manual means and stay on top of paid time off (PTO), overtime, pay rate changes or quickly correct payroll mistakes when they [...]

November 2017

ACA Filing: The Big Difference Between Filing Late and Intentionally Disregarding ACA Reporting

2017-11-28T15:25:51+00:00 November 28th, 2017|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|

While the current administration continues to push to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they haven’t made much progress. The IRS hasn’t imposed any non-compliance penalties over the course of these last two years ACA has been in place either. So, that begs the question, should businesses even give ACA compliance a second thought? Besides [...]

Competition for Talent is Hot, Do You Need to Offer Paid Family Leave?

2017-11-21T22:15:33+00:00 November 21st, 2017|General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics GP|

There are many different factors causing businesses to rethink benefit offerings, including paid family leave. Millennials make up a significant part of the working demographic and adults between 40-59 are the latest sandwich generation – caring for a minor child and their aging parents. Federal legislation is in the works and five states and the [...]

Do You Understand Your Employees’ Financial Stress?

2017-12-27T11:05:51+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Payroll and HR Software|

Americans are in financial trouble. Sixty-three percent don’t have $500 in a savings account; more than 70 percent have less than $15,000 saved for retirement. The majority of Americans are in debt. That’s stressful. And that stress carries over into the workplace. Now enlightened employers are trying to help. Let’s look at some recent news [...]