CPA Care is all about you. Give us a call and see for yourself. You’ll speak, one-on-one, with true experts who are dedicated to resolving your issues.
Scroll down, and you’ll also see the latest information geared to make your life easier, help grow your practice and connect with new prospects. You’ll find information on payroll and tax law developments, networking events and more.
Help your clients get prepared for health care reform
Your clients may be looking to you for guidance on dealing with the Affordable Care Act. CPA Care is here to help! Check out our Health Care Reform Resources page for more helpful information, including our easy-to-read Guide to Health Care Reform.
Contact us anytime:
CPA Care Advocate
What Paycor offers you:
Personal concierge service. You’ll get direct access to experts that have answers. And you’ll get the need-to-know information that helps make your job easier.
What Paycor offers your clients:
A company with the industry’s highest retention rate, thanks to easy-to-use products, immediate access to reports and one-to-one personal service.
Access everything you need to serve your clients.
Chat with a CPA Care Advocate
CPA Care Categories
- May 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013
- December 2012
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- August 2012
- June 2012
- April 2012
- February 2012
- January 2012
- December 2011
- November 2011
- October 2011
- September 2011
- August 2011
- July 2011
- June 2011
- May 2011
- April 2011
- March 2011
- February 2011
- January 2011
- December 2010
- November 2010
- October 2010
From the CPA Care Resource Center
The Department of Labor (DOL) has released more information about the Exchange Notices required by the Affordable Care Act. By October 1, 2013, employers must deliver written notices with... Read More
With today’s technology, it is becoming increasingly important to measure and analyze the value of your employees. Business intelligence allows your company to use fact-based decision making when it comes to development... Read More
Many employers have been struggling to understand and make decisions about the health care reforms included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This is made more difficult by... Read More
Paycor has created a brief guide to the Affordable Care Act addressing the employer shared responsibility provision.
Topics addressed in the guide include:
- Timeline of provisions for 2013 and 2014
- Explanation... Read More
Did you know that employee lawsuits filed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have increased by 32% in the last five years? In some states, the increase has been as drastic as 113%, 131%, even... Read More
Georgia revised their withholding tables to eliminate the annual personal exemption allowance of $2,700 per exemption, and added a flat dollar personal exemption based upon marital status. Though the change... Read More
The IRS has provided late-payment penalty relief to individuals and businesses requesting a tax-filing extension because they are attaching to their returns any of the forms that... Read More
The IRS has released a revised Form 941, adding line 5d to report the additional 0.9% Medicare tax on employees earning over $200,000. The fields that were formerly labeled 5d and 5e are now 5e and 5f, respectively. View... Read More
Paycor’s Perform platform has been named an Information Technology Innovation Finalist in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 3rd annual Innovation Awards. Perform is an intuitive, cloud-based... Read More
Do you ever feel like you spend more time creating reports than you do actually analyzing them? You’re not alone: when it comes to data, business professionals spend 72% of their time collecting, formatting... Read More
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a revision to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The revised form is somewhat longer, and contains many clarifications and updated fields.
Employers... Read More
The IRS has released a Q&A on Employer Shared Responsibility covering the basics of the provision, to whom it applies to and more. They have also provided a comprehensive list of Affordable Care Act... Read More
While we make it a priority to take care of our CPA partners during tax time, we also want to make sure your clients are thriving in the chaos of running a business in today’s world. Our HR and... Read More
Paycor was recently featured in LEAD Magazine, a publication that spotlights innovative companies. In the article, Stacey Browning, Paycor Chief Product Officer, discusses how our software has responded to trends... Read More
Paycor has created a helpful reference guide outlining the 2013 updates to:
- Social Security and Medicare rates
- Deferred compensation plans
- Federal mileage rates
- State unemployment taxable wage... Read More
Paycor clients are seeing several new features in their payroll, HR and reporting applications from this week’s Spring Product Update, including several top user-suggested ideas. We have a commitment to... Read More
The votes are in, and Paycor has won the People’s Choice Stevie Award for Best Customer Service in the Financial Services Industry for the second time. We are honored that our clients... Read More
Health care reform has many employers asking questions, and they may be looking to you for answers. Where are you advising them to look for guidance?
Although there have not recently been many major changes to federal employment law, enforcement of current laws and guidance is on the rise. Below are the top four trends to watch in 2013.
1. Expanding influence... Read More
The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that it is postponing the March 1 deadline for employers to provide written notice to employees regarding state health care Exchanges. Employers... Read More
With everything from bank transactions to groceries being handled by digital systems, it’s no wonder that an increasing number of companies are moving their payroll operations to an online format.
Many businesses conduct... Read More
It’s tax season, and the IRS has provided many resources for taxpayers. Keep reading to find out where you can get IRS forms and publications, how to get copies of your tax return, how to prepare your taxes for free... Read More
From the HR Pros of the HR Support Center
We have a new acronym to remember in the health insurance world. It is the SBC: the Summary of Benefits and Coverage. The SBC is a four-page uniform template... Read More
The Medicaid Reform “SMART” Act requires monthly wage reports from Illinois employers. Effective January 1, 2013, all employers with 250 or more employees are required to submit electronic contribution... Read More
Allocated tips that are not included in boxes 1, 3, 5 or 7.
Total dependent care benefits that the employer paid or incurred on the employee’s behalf (including amounts from a Section 125 cafeteria... Read More
Under the Wage Theft Prevention Act, New York employers are required to give written notice of wage rates to each new hire and to all employees by February 1 of each year.
This notice... Read More
The American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) retroactively increased the monthly tax-free transportation benefit for participating employees from $125 to $240 for the period of January... Read More
There’s currently some uncertainty around U.S. health care reform. What are the implications for businesses? For employer reporting and recordkeeping? For regulatory compliance? Below are three of... Read More
You already know how useful Custom Web Reporting can be when you need to run fiscal year reports, find specific information on a client’s employee or prepare for an audit. But did you know that... Read More
The Cincinnati Enquirer recently ran a story about Paycor’s transition to a technology company focused on helping you and your clients manage their people better. This story outlines what you and your... Read More
As 2013 begins, Paycor wants you to be informed of what potential regulatory changes may affect your business this year, from ramifications of “the fiscal cliff” to health care reform. Below are... Read More
The new year is upon us, and what better time to review important client documents such as employee handbooks and workplace policies?
The HR Support Center is an online database of sample handbooks and... Read More
On January 3, 2013, the IRS released the updated federal withholding tables for 2013 which reflect the tax changes included in the American Taxpayer Relief Act approved January 1. The Paycor system has... Read More
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was approved January 1, 2013, detailing a plan to avoid the many tax increases and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff.” However, payroll taxes are still set to go... Read More
You’ve probably been hearing a lot of buzz lately about Perform. What is it? How can it help you and your clients? Here’s what CEO Bob Coughlin had to say:
“We’re excited to tell you and your clients about... Read More
Your clients collect and store a lot of information about their employees, everything from their name and address to pay rates and training certifications. Finding all that information when they... Read More
From the HR Pros of the HR Support Center
With the end of the calendar year fast approaching, many employers are reminding employees that the company’s policy does not allow for the carryover of unused vacation time... Read More
Several payroll-related Internal Revenue Code provisions are set to expire by the end of the year. Included among these are:
- Income tax cuts: The 10 percent tax bracket would expire, leaving tax brackets... Read More
Beginning in 2013, employers will be responsible for withholding the Additional Medicare Tax from their employee’s wages. Employers must withhold an additional 0.9% from employees’ wages if those wages... Read More
The federal mileage rates for 2013 for the use of vehicles will be:
- $0.565 per mile driven for business
- $0.24 per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
- $0.14 per mile driven in service of charitable organizations... Read More
Paycor’s Custom Web Reporting gives you the power to quickly generate reports from your clients’ information. You can access the data you need anytime and from anywhere, creating custom reports and exporting... Read More
Over the past three months, thousands of businesses have made the switch to Perform. We have delivered a system that is more efficient, intuitive and flexible.
But Perform is so much more than payroll: Perform is an employee... Read More
The federal unemployment tax, the FUTA tax, pays unemployment compensation to workers who lose their jobs. Employers report and pay FUTA taxes separately from Social Security, Medicare and withheld income taxes.... Read More
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the IRS is providing tax relief to affected individuals and businesses in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Various tax filing and payment deadlines from late October... Read More
As part of Paycor’s ongoing effort to make things as painless as possible, we have put together a simple year-end kit to help you service our mutual clients. Visit our year-end webpage to find helpful information and to... Read More
The South Carolina Department of Revenue recently announced that approximately 3.6 million Social Security numbers, 387,000 credit and debit card numbers and information from up to 657,000 businesses were exposed... Read More
From the HR Pros of the HR Support Center
According to the HR Support Center March 2012 poll, 78% of respondents indicated “No” to the question posed of: “Does your company currently have a policy or practice... Read More
Year end is a busy time for businesses, and it can be stressful to think about all the things you need to do to prepare for the end of one year and the beginning of the next. According to payroll expert Arlene... Read More
The six Ohio Chapters of the American Payroll Association recently hosted their 28th annual Ohio Conference for Payroll Professionals. The conference is designed to bring together payroll professionals... Read More
The IRS has issued a warning about a tax scam that uses a website that looks exactly like the IRS e-Services online registration page to trick people into sharing personal and financial information. Fake sites... Read More
The minimum wage in Ohio will increase to $7.85 per hour starting January 1, 2013. Tipped employees must be paid a minimum hourly rate of $3.93. Ohio’s current minimum wage is $7.70 per hour for non-tipped... Read More
The New York Department of Taxation has released guidelines for filing a protective claim to receive a refund for the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax (MCTMT). In August, a Nassau County Supreme Court... Read More
The IRS has released the 2013 deferral limits, shown in the chart above.
Many other pension plan limit amounts will also increase. For a complete list of the 2013 limits, please visit the IRS website.
The Social Security Administration has announced that the 2013 Social Security taxable wage base is increasing to $113,700, up $3,600 from the 2012 taxable wage base of $110,100.
The 2013 FICA tax rate for employees... Read More
Take the opportunity to learn more about how to save your business time, money and hassle using Paycor’s Custom Web Reporting and ReadyClock. During the month of October, we will be offering four free, 30-minute webinars... Read More
Paycor will be attending several conference and trade shows during the month of October. Interested in learning more about what we have to offer or want to connect with someone from Paycor? You’ll find us at... Read More
An announcement from the HR Pros of the HR Support Center:
The Department of Labor (DOL), Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS), extended the deadline for the submission of VETS-100/VETS-100A reports... Read More
Effective immediately, Centax will no longer collect earned income taxes in Armstrong, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Elk, Luzerne, Schuylkill and Susquehanna counties. Instead,... Read More
We’re excited to announce that Paycor is being honored in the 2012 Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100, a program that recognizes the achievements of privately-held companies. This is the 3rd time we have received this... Read More
The Department of Labor recently released The Employee’s Guide to The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA helps to provide unpaid, job-protected leave when an employee or their family... Read More
A New York court recently declared the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility tax to be unconstitutional. Several municipalities outside New York City filed the lawsuit, claiming the tax:
- appropriated public... Read More
CPA Kitty Jordan of Adams & Harper is a big fan of Paycor and our newest product, Perform.
Here’s what she had to say:
“My name is Kitty Jordan, I am a partner and a CPA here at... Read More
Paycor clients are beginning to see communications about a free product upgrade to Paycor Perform. Many clients asked for a system that is more efficient, intuitive and flexible—and this is it.
Perform includes several... Read More
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law in 2010, the Medicare rate will increase from the current rate of 1.45% to a rate of 2.35% on wages paid starting Jan 1, 2013 for... Read More
Saturday, April 14: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST
Sunday, April 15: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST
Monday, April 16: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST
Tuesday, April 17: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST
Need last minute help with individual... Read More
On March 11 at 2 a.m, daylight-savings time will have most of the country setting ahead their clocks by one hour. This change can lead to questions about wage payment rights under the Fair Labor Standards... Read More
Announcing extended CPA Care hours!
You’ll be working late and so will we! Email email@example.com and we will get back to you right away!
Tuesday, March 13: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST
Wednesday,... Read More
Paycor’s Custom Web Reporting tool makes creating a report simple with its intuitive interface. Search for the data you need by typing in a keyword and select from a menu of options to create your report.
Common... Read More
New regulations were announced by the Department of Labor, effective on April 23, 2012, to improve the H-2B temporary non-agricultural worker program. The final rule intends to make more jobs available to United States workers as... Read More
On February 22, the president signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 to extend the payroll tax holiday for employees through the end of 2012. The two percent recapture tax provision... Read More
- The employee tax rate for social security is 4.2% on wages paid and tips received before March 1, 2012. The employee tax rate for social security increases to 6.2% on wages paid and tips received after February 29, 2012; the... Read More
Paycor has developed a product with you in mind. It is a simple and powerful tool that combines all of your Paycor clients’ payroll reports in one place and allows you to create customized reports... Read More
We understand that payroll and tax deductions can be a complicated subject, so we created this simple, fun infographic with your clients in mind. An infographic is a creative way to share information in a clear and comprehensible... Read More
Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
This credit helps small businesses and small tax-exempt organizations afford the cost of covering their employees’ health insurance. To be eligible... Read More
Becky Foster, an accountant with Hayes, Neltner & Schmidt, supports five CPAs at her firm. The firm has 50 clients who use Paycor payroll and HR solutions, yet she doesn’t have... Read More
Feeling a little overwhelmed?
Paycor’s CPA Care Advocates are standing by to assist you during this busy time of year. We have created a resource to help you obtain salary... Read More
Employers in 20 states are subject to a reduction in FUTA (Federal Unemployment Tax Act) credit resulting from unpaid federal loans.
Paycor recovered the FUTA amounts due to the states by performing a onetime adjustment... Read More
The U.S. Department of Labor, IRS, and 11 state agency leaders agreed to improve their efforts to encourage compliance and educate on employee misclassification. This agreement will help ensure that employees receive... Read More
Our commitment to our clients is to prepare accurate and timely W-2s. All W-2s and 1099s will be shipped to our clients no later than January 25, 2012. The shipping of each client’s W-2s is dependent on when their last payroll or... Read More
The New Year is a time to reflect on the past and move towards new beginnings. Paycor has resources to help bring payroll and HR relief to you and your clients!
Avoid wasting time entering payroll data... Read More
“Thanks for your help. We might need some employee specific information when we begin the employee testing, but this will get us started. I really appreciate the CPA Care feature Paycor provides. That really gives you a... Read More
The hold form submission process has closed. Please contact CPA Care to discuss any items that require additional payrolls or adjustments in 2011.
“I had to call Michele Stoy to get some online reports added to one of the clients I have and I thought it was going to be a problem. Well, by the time we hung up the phone, she had already added the reports to the client.... Read More
Let Paycor spend time on payroll
There are several challenges in the healthcare industry—let Paycor address those associated with payroll and HR.
Organizations across all industries desire to... Read More
ACT 32 is a Pennsylvania law passed in 2008 that streamlines and standardizes the local earned income tax system. The provisions in ACT 32 become mandatory effective January 1, 2012.
Watch Paycor’s recorded webinar on this... Read More
There are 20 states that have outstanding loans from the federal government dating back to 2009 and earlier. Since these loans were not repaid by November 10, 2011, employers in these jurisdictions will be subject... Read More
In the next few weeks, we will be enhancing your Paycor product navigation experience with Paycor 12, a new feature that will allow you to navigate between many of your products without having to return to your Online Services... Read More
The Same is True in Payroll
Employee wages, credit card tips, cash tips, minimum wages, overtime, seasonal help, employee turnover…the list goes on. Anyone who supports clients in the food and beverage... Read More
On November 10 at 11:00 a.m. ET, CPA Care will host a free, 45-minute webinar that will walk you through HR Support Center. HR Support Center is a comprehensive, low-cost, online resource that can save your clients’ time and... Read More
“I love my CPA Care specialist because she welcomes my questions and provides immediate answers. I don’t have to bother my clients with questions they won’t even understand – I go straight to CPA Care.”... Read More
Are your clients spending too much time documenting their employees’ tips? Paycor can assist your restaurant or beverage establishment clients in the annual tip reporting process.
Watch Paycor’s recorded... Read More
For more information, go to http://www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/cbb.html.
Ohio employers will start paying their employees $7.70 per hour beginning January 1, 2012. Tipped employees must be paid an hourly rate of $3.85 per hour. Ohio’s current minimum wage is $7.40 per hour for... Read More
In 2010, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed. The Act requires employers to report the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan.
Top 5 Need-to-Knows about the Health Coverage... Read More
Many other pension plan limit amounts will also increase. For a list of limits, go to www.irs.gov and search COLA Increases for Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions.
CPA Care will have extended hours for the extension deadline of October 17.
Saturday, October 15: 9 am – 12 am
Sunday, October 16: 9 am – 12 am
Monday, October 17: 8 am – 9 pm
CPA Care will host a free, 45-minute webinar in November that will walk you through HR Support Center. HR Support Center is a comprehensive, low-cost, online resource that can save your clients’ time... Read More
The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 removed cell phones from the definition of listed property for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2009. On September 14, 2011, the IRS... Read More
President Obama appeared on national television September 8, 2011 addressing a joint session of Congress to outline a stimulus plan that will create new jobs and stimulate the nation’s stalled economy. This plan is called the... Read More
Paycor’s complimentary CPA Care concierge service offers accountants immediate and personal service year round and should be especially helpful as the Sept. 15... Read More
IRS released revised Schedule B and D (Form 941). Revisions were primarily for verbiage issues. The release was too late for 2nd quarter filings and will be used beginning 3rd quarter 2011.
IRS provided a rough draft... Read More
The Business Activity Tax Simplification Act and The Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Specification Act of 2011 would mainly revise how employers deal with employees who work in more than one state.... Read More
As part of taxpayer privacy, the IRS has replaced the masking of individual’s social security number on notices with a bar code for the IRS to scan.
A Night that Counts was created by the young professionals group at Paycor to raise money for Accounting for Kids. Accounting for Kids, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that serves children by working with the local school... Read More
“I have been very pleased with all of the help that Michele and Molly have provided to me. With their assistance, I was able to respond to my clients’ needs much faster.”
– Amy Driscoll,
Yankovich Adelman Johnson... Read More
Watch the “Payrollin” video on YouTube at http://bit.ly/qFZRQr.
CPA Care will have extended hours for the corporate extension deadline of September 15.
Wednesday, September 14: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 15: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
With Paycor’s 401(k) EDI solution, we will prepare 401(k) information and provide a data file, which can be directly forwarded to your client’s retirement administrator.
Save Valuable Time from Preparing Information... Read More
By Bob Coughlin, CEO Paycor
Quick Tip: “Positive Discontent” – why can’t we just be happy?
Paycor’s fiscal year begins July 1. As our new year begins, we hold meetings to review our progress on... Read More
Due to recent increase in gas prices, the IRS increased the standard business and medical/moving mileage rates effective July 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.
2011 Mileage Rate Changes
|January 1– June 30||July 1 – December... Read More|
The IRS is encouraging taxpayers to watch for misleading individuals trying to persuade them to file claims for tax credits and rebates. Many of these recent scams have been targeted in the South and Midwest.
For a list of items... Read More
By the end of fiscal year 2012, all Treasury Bureaus will implement the Internet Payment Platform (IPP), an electronice invoice processing solution to improve government efficiency... Read More
Congress has announced that the 0.2% FUTA surcharge will not be extended before June 30, 2011. Employers have been required to pay a flat rate of 6.2% on the first $7,000.00 of each employee’s annual wages for FUTA. The 6.2%... Read More
The Affordable Care Act requires employers to report the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan beginning in 2012. This reporting is mandatory on the 2012 annual Form W-2... Read More
Create reports in minutes with this easy-to-use reporting tool that provides access to all payroll and employee data.
Access Information to all of your Clients
This time saving feature allows you to create... Read More
By Bob Coughlin, CEO Paycor
Quick Tip: The Power of One Software Platform
One backend software platform is a strength of Paycor that allows you and our clients to get more for your money. As you probably... Read More
In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Hiring Incentive to Restore Employment Act for 2010. The key provisions in the Act include the Social Security (Payroll) Tax Exemption... Read More