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Salary or Draw: How to Pay Yourself as a Business Owner

As a business owner, you can choose to pay yourself a salary, take owner draws from your business- or both. Learn why this decision has a big impact on your personal tax liability and your ability to manage the business moving forward. Use these tips to pay yourself a salary or a draw.

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Avoidable, easy to fix payroll mistakes

Get expert tips to stay clear of simple payroll errors and find ways to solve them when they happen.

What is payroll? A complete guide for small business owners

What is payroll? It's one of the most important aspects of running your business. Here's what you need to know to manage payroll for your employees.

What is certified payroll?

Learn about certified payroll, and how to report payroll on federally funded contracts. Read about processing payroll more efficiently using technology.

Time tracking done right: 3 tips for time-conscious business owners

Time tracking has come a long way from punch clocks. If you’re still using outdated tech, here are three time tracking tips to get you up to speed.

Overtime pay laws: State-by-state guide

Overview of US Federal overtime laws/rules, and a supplemental state by state guide to ensure that small business owners know when they must pay overtime.

How to Calculate Payroll for Tipped Employees - Step by Step

Running payroll can be a daunting task for small businesses--especially businesses with tipped employees. Use this guide to learn if you’re eligible for tip credits and how to payroll for tipped employees.

Payroll processing blunders: How growing businesses can avoid headaches, penalties and accidental resource drains

Problems with payroll processing can creep up on you. Mismanage your data—by using spreadsheets or other manual tools—and bam, you could end up sl...

Managing payroll in professional services, retail & construction

Managing payroll is vital to the ongoing success of your business, but payroll laws can be confusing, particularly if you are in the professional services, retail or construction industry. This guide will help you navigate through payroll while staying compliant.

Tip pooling: Know the law before creating a company policy

When done right, tip pooling can improve morale and fairly compensate all your employees. But there are several legal concerns you need to understand.

10 frequently asked questions about payroll processing

Here are answers to 10 commonly asked questions about payroll processing and payroll tax.

15 Essential Hiring Resources

Hiring is a huge time investment for managers. A recent study found that small and medium businesses have to go through 86 candidates before making an...

7 things you need to know about the all-american payday

Has tax reform and a strong economy boosted American workers' expectations for pay raises? Find out in this in-depth survey by QuickBooks Payroll.

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