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Certified Payroll/Prevailing Wage

Certified Payroll Reporting requirements are complex and getting more so just about everyday! Don’t let anyone try and tell you that a single form will satisfy ALL of your requirements – they could very well be wrong! Learn how to handle special certified payroll reporting requirements and how to make QuickBooks handle the backbone of those requirements..

Frequently Asked Questions – California Prevailing Wage

California's prevailing wage laws and certified payroll reporting requirements can be mandated by any of the following agencies or organizations, each with their own unique set of reporting requirements. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the filing of Form A-1-131, Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) and the filing of a modified WH-347 form, the U.S. Department of Labor and the filing of a standard WH-347 Form, Electronic filing requirements through the use of LCPtracker, TRS Consultants, and/or Elation Systems, Inc. D-BAS Labor Compliance Software, Additional "paper filing requirements" by Labor Compliance Organizations, such as, Golden State Labor Compliance, LLC or CalLCP.
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Calculating & Displaying Fringe Benefits on a Certified Payroll Report

In recent months, I have repeatedly seen posts from QuickBooks users on the Intuit Community Forums asking how the fringe benefit rate is calculated and then displayed on the Certified Payroll Report in Excel, which is now a standard function of QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise when used in conjunction with Enhanced Payroll, and I really haven’t seen any good responses.
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The History of Prevailing Wage

Bacon, a former banker, explained the need for the law when he detailed for his legislative colleagues how an out-of-state construction firm paying extremely low wages transported thousands of unskilled workers hundreds of miles to toil on a public project in New York - “They were herded onto this job, they were housed in shacks, they were paid a very low wage, and ...
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I've been using and supporting QuickBooks products since the early 1990's. I've worked with thousands of contractors, assisting them with QuickBooks setup, Certified Payroll Reporting requirements, AIA Billing and Weighted-Average Overtime.


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