Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by matt spinniken, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. matt spinniken

    matt spinniken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    I'm just wondering what everyone uses for their payroll accounting? Are there any suggestions as to what is the best way to calculate payroll for a small operations of 2-3 employees?
  2. howardsells2000

    howardsells2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 355

    I'm hiring my first employee and have an appointment with my accountant next week. Maybe I will have some advice for you then.
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    You can do it by hand, its so easy. I then use an accountant to file the quarterly reports, W2 ect.
  4. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    Paying $175 per week for a payroll service got old quick. So now I have the payroll feature that works with quickbooks 2007. However I cant figure any of it out. Its pissin me off, i spend $200 and I cant figure it out. Im sure im just overlooking something. Anyhelp?/Tips?/Etc?
  5. mslawn

    mslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from LA
    Posts: 483

    Payroll is simple. I can not figure out how people think it is so difficult. I use to do it by hand, but now I use versacheck payroll and takes ten minutes each week after downloading time from the jobclocks. Once a month trip to the bank for 941 deposits,quarterly 941's Quarterly state U.E., yearly w-2's,w-3 and yearly 940(in some cases quarterly).
  6. spazfam

    spazfam LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    We use Paychex 36.00 month min plus check,tax filing fees and postage it works out to about 100 a month. They handle all the tax issues. Saves me a lot of time .
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    We use an outside payroll service, much simpler.
  8. group501

    group501 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    We use Paychex as well. They handle all tax issues and wc insurance for us. So far - so good.
  9. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 370

    Ck out Medlin Accounting. It's a shareware program, runs about $50 per year. Really easy to use, 941's and most other reports you'll need. Good user support too.:weightlifter:
  10. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 716

    I do the same. What is nice as well is that they offer Workers Comp. So it is nice to deal with one person for the whole ball of wax.

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