#PayrollWeek – Ultimate Software's Blog http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com Thoughts on Putting People First in the Workplace Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:00:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 A “Smart” Solution for Simplified Payroll http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/smart-solution-for-payroll/ http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/smart-solution-for-payroll/#respond Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:32:07 +0000 http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=684 With this being National Payroll Week, we wanted to take a closer look at a hot-button issue for payroll professionals across America. In this post, we’ll focus on one state in particular: Pennsylvania. If you’re a payroll professional, you probably know Pennsylvania has one of the most complex local tax structures throughout the country—as in, […]

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With this being National Payroll Week, we wanted to take a closer look at a hot-button issue for payroll professionals across America. In this post, we’ll focus on one state in particular: Pennsylvania.

If you’re a payroll professional, you probably know Pennsylvania has one of the most complex local tax structures throughout the country—as in, one simple employee change, such as a new address, will likely require some manual effort. You’ll likely need to determine which of the more than 7,000 tax jurisdictions the employee’s new address falls into, assign the correct tax codes, and manually update other business process associated with the address and tax change. Queue up several address changes for multiple employees, and you’re spending your morning submerged in local taxes and PSD codes.

It doesn’t have to be that way, though.

At Ultimate Software, we build “People First” solutions that help simplify business processes, so you can spend more time focusing on your people. One of the ways we make work life easier for payroll professionals is with UltiPro’s Smart Tax Search tool. This feature is available in the UltiPro solution at no extra cost and takes only a few simple clicks to turn on. Once enabled, the Smart Tax Search tool finds and provides the tax codes associated with work locations and employee addresses.

smarttaxHow, you ask? We’ve partnered with Esri, an international supplier of geographic information system (GIS) technology, to obtain geographic data for a location. Tax-jurisdictional boundaries are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau’s boundaries database and mapped to tax codes available in UltiPro.

What does that mean, you wonder? It means Smart Tax does the work, so you don’t have to. UltiPro eliminates the manual process of determining the appropriate tax codes for work and resident locations. It reduces the complexities and errors associated with assigning taxes in the United States and Canada. It saves you time and increases the quality and accuracy of data by attributing the right tax location to the right employee. And, it reduces the need for adjustments down the road that result from incorrect tax assignments.

Tell me more, you say. Smart Tax Search provides type-ahead functionality, predicting available address locations with each keystroke. It provides the ability to view, navigate, and select locations on an interactive map. And, it formats addresses to USPS and Canada Post standards, ensuring verified addresses for delivery of W-2s and other documents.

Sign me up, you exclaim! Enable UltiPro’s Smart Tax Search tool today and find out firsthand how UltiPro makes life easier for payroll professionals and employees in Pennsylvania, and across America.

Thank you, payroll professionals, for all the hard work you accomplish every day. You are amazing!

 

For more on the topic of payroll join Kellie Jones, Ultimate Software’s Sr. Director Payroll Solutions, on Wednesday, September 28 at 2 pm ET  in a live webcast for your Payroll Year-end Survival Guide. Don’t stress! Join us and prepare for your most successful year end yet.

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National Payroll Week http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/national-payroll-week-npw/ http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/national-payroll-week-npw/#respond Tue, 06 Sep 2016 18:32:37 +0000 http://blog.ultimatesoftware.com/?p=673 Happy National Payroll Week! National Payroll Week celebrates America’s 150 million wage earners and the payroll professionals who pay them. Through the payroll withholding system, we contribute, collect, report and deposit approximately $2.2 trillion – that’s 67% of the U.S. Treasury’s annual revenue. To recognize National Payroll Week, we asked a few of our favorite industry thought […]

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Happy National Payroll Week! National Payroll Week celebrates America’s 150 million wage earners and the payroll professionals who pay them. Through the payroll withholding system, we contribute, collect, report and deposit approximately $2.2 trillion – that’s 67% of the U.S. Treasury’s annual revenue.

To recognize National Payroll Week, we asked a few of our favorite industry thought leaders why they feel payroll is so important. We’d love to hear why it’s important to you! Tell us in the comments below.

Mary Faulkner“While employees want to feel connected to their work and have purpose, the bottom line is that it doesn’t mean anything if their pay isn’t correct. Payroll is a big responsibility that often gets overlooked, but it’s the most visible scorecard that employees have for knowing their worth to an organization. Payroll’s ability to get the numbers right is key in building credibility and trust with employees.” – Mary Faulkner, Surviving Leadership

Victorio Milian“Payroll is important, which sounds obvious. What isn’t always obvious is how important it may be. I’ve worked with senior leaders who forget to pick up their paychecks, so payroll isn’t critical in their minds. I’ve also worked with others where, if their check is off by a few dollars, will rage. And I get it – if you’re just getting by, financially speaking, the last thing you want is someone messing with your money.” – Victorio Milian, Creative Chaos HR

HR and Payroll Professional “From an HR perspective, payroll is one of those things that people don’t think about much unless something goes wrong. Therefore, I strongly prefer that payroll not hit the radar of my employees but think of it as a reliable and friendly service.” – Brad Galin, Roller Coaster HR

Kristina Minyard“Payroll is so important to HR for many reasons, but the number one reason is probably because of the integral role payroll plays in supporting the people of our organizations.” – Kristina Minyard, HR Pockets

Thank you to all the hard working payroll professionals that keep our businesses running. Please visit Ultimate Software’s blog later this week for more on National Payroll Week! In the meantime, visit the National Payroll Week’s Facebook page to enter their daily #PayrollWeek contest.

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