Tips for Prepping for Tax Season

February 17, 2017  

If you’re a small-business owner, tax season can be a stressful time. You’ve got a lot to keep track of and it’s critically important that you don’t make any mistakes. Here are a few tax season tips that can make this time a little easier for your small business. Get A Quote Today! Start Your […]

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6 Guidelines for Paying Employees During Inclement Weather

January 31, 2017  

With winter in full swing across the country, many owners and managers want to know if they are legally required to pay an employee when their business closes due to inclement weather. To begin with, employers should address two questions with their inclement weather policy: How will we notify our employees if the company’s doors […]

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How to Create a Time-Off Policy for Your Business

November 29, 2016  

Running a small business, while it has numerous perks, can be exhausting. From managing employees to balancing expenses, the daily life of a small business owner is busy to say the least. On top of all this, managers must also handle payroll for employees, and set time-off policies. Today, 98 percent of American businesses offered […]

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Should Your Business Outsource Its Payroll Processing?

August 24, 2016  

The Many Reasons to Outsource Payroll Services The National Small Business Association’s tax survey found that 40 percent of American small businesses spent 80 hours or more per year just dealing with federal taxes, and most of these taxes are related to payroll. When asked to rate the most pressing burdens on their business, 53 […]

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PA Department of Revenue issues a Business Alert Scam

April 22, 2016  

March 14, 2016 – BUSINESS COMPLIANCE DIVISION/NOTICE OF POTENTIAL COMPLIANCE VIOLATION SCAM The Pennsylvania Department of State has been made aware of more post card solicitations that are being mailed to Pennsylvania businesses from a bogus company calling itself “Business Compliance Division.” The post card urges the company to “call immediately” to “avoid potential fees […]

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FLSA Exempt Employee Minimum Salary Changes: Doing the Math

April 14, 2016  

Batten Down the Hatches! As you have probably heard, the Department of Labor is planning to dramatically raise the minimum salary requirement for employees to qualify as exempt under the “White Collar Exemptions.” It’s possible this new minimum will be as high as $50,440, which could impact nearly five million employees. The threshold could certainly […]

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Onboarding Service ‘Flight’ offers new hire efficiency

March 25, 2016  

Tired of tracking down new employees to complete their new hire documents?  Looking for an efficient way to connect with your new employees? Making Welcoming New Employees Easier BCM Payroll Services is excited to announce our new employee onboarding service, FLIGHT. With FLIGHT, you, the employer, are able to customize new hire documents for your […]

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Employer Mandate Reporting Requirements

February 25, 2016  

Employer Mandate reporting for the 2015 tax year has begun. In this article, we will briefly explain the responsibilities of employers of different sizes and in different situations. Reporting is mandatory for large employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees. It’s also mandatory for those small employers with less than 50 full-time equivalents that […]

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Payroll Issues Part II

July 21, 2015  

This is the second part of an article from BCM Payroll Services that address some of the issues you face as an employer. BCM Payroll Services has helped local businesses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia for more than 18 years. Holiday Pay Holiday pay can be another area of confusion for employers. How […]

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Payroll Issues Part One

July 14, 2015  

While you rely on a payroll provider like BCM Payroll Services (located in Chambersburg, PA, serving South Central PA, and Maryland from Hagerstown to Frederick), there are many complexities that you still need to be aware of. Frequency and Timing of Payrolls Payroll can be paid weekly, bi-weekly (every two weeks), semi-monthly, or monthly. Employees […]

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