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Mike Kappel

Mike Kappel, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Patriot Software, offers payroll advice from more than 30 years of experience to small business owners.

What Is Local Income Tax?

Here’s another tax to add to the payroll checklist: local income tax. Cities, counties, small areas, and localities across the country have a local income tax for individuals working or living in the area. But, what is local income tax? What are your responsibilities?  What is local income tax? So, what is local tax exactly? […]

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What Are Payroll Taxes?

Employers juggle many responsibilities, including calculating and withholding payroll taxes and other deductions. But, what exactly does payroll taxes include? And, how do you know how much to withhold from employees’ wages? If you’re wondering about understanding payroll taxes, never fear—your payroll taxes breakdown is here.

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What Is an Income Statement?

Quick: Off the top of your head, how much money is your business bringing in? How much are you spending? At some point, investors, lenders, and (cough) you will need to know. But don’t panic when someone asks about your company’s revenue and expenses. Just whip out your income statement. What is an income statement, […]

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An Overview of State Disability Insurance for Employers

Here’s the situation: Your employee takes a little time off because they can’t physically work. What happens? In some cases, the employee must receive short-term disability insurance benefits. But, that all depends on whether you decide to offer it—or whether your state forces you to due to a state disability insurance program. Does yours? Let’s […]

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