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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..

How To Complete a Certified Payroll Report

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With the bulk of the construction projects being funded with ARRA (American Recovery & Reinvestment Act OR Recovery Act) money; more and more contractors are making the leap from residential or commercial construction projects to government funded construction projects.

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Take the "mystery" out of Government Construction Projects & Certified Payroll Reporting Requirements. Making the move from residential/commercial construction projects to government-funded construction projects, which have certified payroll reporting requirements, can be overwhelming for most contractors, their office staff, and the accounting professionals who support them.
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Reporting Requirements for the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), provides the State Departments of Transportation and Federal Lands Agencies with $27.5 billion for highway infrastructure investment. With this money there also comes an increased level of reporting, which we will be adding to Certified Payroll Solution to better and more fully serve the needs of our customers who may be working on these types of construction projects.
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U. S. Department of Labor Revises Certified Payroll Reporting Requirements for Form WH-347

The Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 established into law the requirement for paying "prevailing wages"; a specific rate of pay plus fringe benefits for each trade/work classification that has been set by the Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division, on federal or federally-assisted construction projects exceeding a value of $2,000.00. Construction includes the alteration and/or repair, including painting, decorating, plumbing, electrical, etc., of public buildings or public works - including roads and bridges.
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Government stimulus projects include prevailing wage requirements

The economic-stimulus package requires that workers on projects funded by the package receive "prevailing wages." Prevailing wages are similar to union wages and are typically higher than average wages in a county. The provision concerns some contractors who say it will drive up the cost of stimulus projects. However, labor groups support the prevailing wage provision and say higher wages will help the economy. Prevailing wage provisions require the submission of certified payroll reports.
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Economic Recovery Resource Center

Almost 20% of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be spent on improving the nation's infrastructure, this means that their will be more and more "public works" construction projects that require certified payroll.
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Economic Stimulus Plan – Your Business and Payroll

On February 17th, 2009, President Obama signed a $787 billion economic stimulus plan known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This plan is designed to spur economic growth in the U.S. - with short term and long term impacts. This economic stimulus plan means that changes are coming for your small business - changes that can impact your payroll and your taxes. If you are a customer of an Intuit payroll service, they can help.
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3 Key Steps for Shifting to Public Works Projects

The current economic situation has dealt a serious blow to both homebuilders and commercial contractors. Like all downturns to the economy, this too shall pass; but, experts predict that it will take quite awhile for everything to stabilize. However, all is not lost..... Public Works construction could thrive. If you listen to the news and read construction trade newsletters you hear that part of President-Elect Obama’s economic stimulus plan includes investing in our country’s infrastructure; which means public works construction projects.
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Nancy Smyth, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Nancy Smyth, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.
QuickBooks Construction & Payroll Expert

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.

QuickBooks is a powerful product, but learning how to use it in your construction business can be difficult. I hope you find resources available here to be helpful.

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