Payroll Without the Pain

By Jamie Bsales | Posted November 21, 2006

Having employees working for your business is a blessing and a curse. That you need to hire people to handle all the work is a good sign, but having to pay them is kind of a buzz kill. And it's not just the actual parting with the money that hurts; the mechanics of figuring out each individual's paycheck, withholding amounts, benefits contributions, and so on is beyond the abilities of most business owners (unless you own an accounting firm, of course). Add in the threat of huge IRS penalties if you screw up your state and federal quarterly payroll taxes, and it's no wonder that most small businesses hand over the whole mess to an accountant or payroll service