Payroll & Human Resources Outsourcing

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We get lots of questions about how we do what we do, so we’ve compiled the ones we hear the most often for your reading pleasure. But don’t let that stop you from asking more – call or e-mail us anytime.
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WHAT IS A PEO?
A.
A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) shares certain employer responsibilities with clients. Described as co-employment, taxes are reported under the PEO’s Federal Identification Number (FEIN) and the PEO performs the necessary administrative functions that often divert owners from nurturing their businesses. Payrolling Partners Inc. (PPI) is a PEO (please pardon the extreme alliteration) that provides:
• Guidance on HR issues
• Management of unemployment, disability and workers' comp claims
• Payroll Processing
• Benefits administration
• Tax reporting and compliance
PPI is an active member of NAPEO: The National Association of Employer Organizations (www.napeo.org).
Q?
WITH A PEO, ARE THE EMPLOYEES STILL MINE?
A.
Yes, absolutely. Clients retain control of on-site operations, hiring, firing and supervising; PPI will consult on HR issues as required.
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HOW ARE EMPLOYEES PAID?
A.
Clients submit hours/wages and PPI pays employees by direct deposit or check on a weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly or monthly basis. In turn, invoice amounts are debited directly from clients’ bank accounts by pre-agreement.
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WHO IS LIABLE FOR TIMELY TAX DEPOSITS?
A.
PPI assumes responsibility and liability for payment of wages and compliance with all rules and regulations governing the reporting and payment of federal and state taxes. The Internal Revenue Service recognizes PPI as the employer of record for all federal taxes and PPI is the employer of record for all state and local taxes.
Q?
I AM READY TO HIRE MY FIRST EMPLOYEE.  WHAT DO I DO NOW?
A.
Find yourself a good PEO. Seriously.  PPI will walk clients through every step required of employers from A to Z (and, yes, there can be that many steps).
Q?
WHAT IF I ONLY NEED SOME PEO SERVICES?
A.
Let’s talk. PPI guides clients in choosing customized services, so business owners get exactly the help they need without paying for what they don’t.
Q?
WHAT ARE THE PITFALLS OF NOT USING A SERVICE LIKE PPI?
A.
Time and again we see situations where seemingly small oversights or mistakes on behalf of employers lead to big problems later on.  Often, the devil really is in the details – PPI has the knowledge base to help clients protect themselves and their businesses.
Q?
HOW MANY EMPLOYEES DO I NEED TO RETAIN PPI?
A.
Just one.