The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) stimulus package signed into law by President Trump on December 27th, contains significant enhancements to the employee retention tax credit enacted under the CARES Act. Continue reading Employee Retention Tax Credit Extended
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 18, 2021
This is a banking holiday and the banks will be closed.
Consequently, no direct deposits will settle or be initiated on this day.
Southwestern Payroll will be open. Continue reading Banking Alert: MLK Day 2021
We know keeping up with the myriad of ever-changing compliance issues can be a challenge, especially for small businesses. In order to assist you, we want you to be aware of the changing minimum wages in effect for 2021.
REMINDER: HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
We would like to remind you of the December 2020 and January 2021 holiday banking schedule.
Thursday, December 24th 2020: Christmas Eve
During the pandemic, Southwestern has been operating with the majority of employees working remotely. However we have had staff working in our office to perform functions that must be done on-site. We have recently had several members of this core operations team forced to quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure. This reduction in available on-site staff may impact our response time to certain communications.
If you have an urgent issue affecting your payroll that might result in employees not being paid correctly or on time, please email email@example.com, call support at 918-388-3320 or contact your regular payroll specialist.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the impact of these challenging times.
Attention Southwestern Payroll Clients
It’s time to start gathering all the details of the past year! Don’t forget to submit the following to us for processing by December 31st in order to be included on the employee’s W-2. Continue reading End of Tax Year Preparation 2020
SOUTHWESTERN PAYROLL WILL BE CLOSED
NOVEMBER 26th AND OPEN UNTIL NOON ON NOVEMBER 27th
Once again, the holiday season is upon us. We at Southwestern Payroll Service would like to take a moment to remind our clients of the Thanksgiving holiday banking and payroll schedule. Continue reading Thanksgiving Closings 2020
BANKS CLOSED: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020
Veteran’s Day is Wednesday, November 11. This is a banking holiday, and the banks will be closed. Continue reading Banking Alert: Veterans Day
A Friendly Reminder
This Saturday night, set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed. Daylight Savings Time will end at 2 a.m. on October 31st, 2020.
Why This Is Important for Your Business
Synchronizing watches is no joke in business. It’s vital that everyone is on the same time whether you are a Web Input client or you use a physical time clock.
Be certain to inform your employees of the time change and that your IT department sets your computer‘s default time to change automatically on the scheduled date and time.
Note for Physical Time Clock Users
Timeforce is setup with special features to synchronize the time clock with your computer by downloading the date & time from your computer on a daily basis.
Make sure your computer’s default time moves backward by one hour on this date. If your computer fails to adjust with the end of Daylight Savings Time, your time clock will synchronize with your computer and be one hour ahead.
NOTE: If for any reason your time clock or computer does not update automatically as it should, do not make any adjustments to employees’ time cards.
Instead, contact our Support Department immediately at 918-388-3320 or email Support@swpay.com for assistance, and we will respond as quickly as possible in the order the calls are received.
All of us here at Southwestern Payroll have been anxiously waiting for the much need guidance on President Trump’s executive order concerning the social security tax deferral. As you likely know by now, the IRS posted guidance Continue reading Presidential Executive Orders and Tax Deferral