Worker’s Comp and payroll taxes take a huge bite out of a contractors profit when working on Public Works construction projects – especially if the contractor is paying the full fringe benefit rate of the prevailing wage to the employee in cash and not to the Union Hall or into bona-fide plans.
Public Works Construction and Prevailing Wage projects require advanced financial planning methods and tools along with an understanding of the ever-changing compliance requirements — so that you can reduce your overhead and get paid on time.
In 2012 it is mandatory that we show the company share of employee health insurance on W-2's, do you know if there is there a way in QuickBooks to track this on a regular basis, so that it shows on the employees paystubs and then have it flow through onto the W-2 at the end of the year? Continue reading →
Payroll can be one of the most complex duties of any bookkeeper's job - especially when you need to OR want to track your Worker's Compensation costs for job costing purposes and pay your employees Vacation, Holiday and Overtime wages Continue reading →
This week’s QuickBooks eBook provides information, tips and training for setting up a system to track Subcontractors Workers Compensation and General Liability Insurance expiration dates. Continue reading →
My employees can earn multiple rates of pay in one week (sometimes even in the same day) on the same or multiple jobs. How do I handle this in QuickBooks without always having to manually change the pay rate when I create their paychecks? Continue reading →
Sam Subcontractor already uses QuickBooks, he has more complex job costing needs due to certified payroll reporting requirements, payments of prevailing wage fringe benefits and AIA billing. High overhead costs, specialized equipment, materials, labor charges are other things… Continue reading →
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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