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Posts published in October 2015

2016; not much different than 2015


As 2015 is just starting to wind down, the government has already set  many limits for 2016.  In general, the limitations will not change as a result of the cost of living index not meeting the statutory thresholds that trigger a change. The Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI), aka Social Security, wage limit remains unchanged at $118,500 and a tax rate of 6.20%.  The last time the OASDI wage limit did not increase was between 2009 to 2011 where it remained at $106,800.  Prior to 2009, the limit had always increased going all the way back to 1950. The deferral limits for your pension…

The phenomenon of 27 Biweekly payrolls or 53 Weekly payrolls in a year


There is a phenomenon that can occur about once every 5 to 11 years, depending upon whether you pay your employees weekly or biweekly.  It is that instance of an extra pay day within the calendar year.  For many companies, we find that it passes without a second thought, but should it? First off, why does it happen?  The root of the problem is that 365 days in the year is not divisible by a 7 day work week.  There is a remainder, and over time, that remainder will add up to a whole number, thus another pay period. 365…