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A Retirement Savings Program for Oregon Residents

Whether it is through an employer offering or as an individual, any Oregon resident has access to a state provided retirement savings plan, OreganSaves. Of course, contributing to an OregonSaves Roth IRA has many benefits, as well as some consequences.

Seattle's Employer Paid Tax Begins January 2021

Seattle's Payroll Expense Tax will begin on January 1, 2021, and continuing to December 31, 2040, applying rates ranging from 0.7% of payroll expenses up to 2.4% for companies with the highest payroll expenses. First reporting for employers will begin on December 31, 2023.

The Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations

On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed the Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations to provide the American workforce with additional relief during COVID-19.

Did You Miss This Year's Tax Day?

If you missed the 2020 Tax Day on July 15, make sure you know what to do next!

COVID-19 Update: New Tax Filing Deadline and Potential Stimulus Package

The COVID-19 virus has caused many companies to abandon their workplaces and work from home or shut down temporarily. As the COVID-19 virus continues to majorly affect American workplaces, the government decided to make some changes.

Wisconsin Won’t Be Using the 2020 Federal Form W-4

Since the 2020 Federal Form W-4 was released, the elimination of withholding allowances has been a popular topic of discussion. Many states rely on federal allowances for tax withholding purposes. So, how will states react to the lack of federal allowances?

4 Steps to Take Before Working From Home

During difficult times, such as bad weather, caring for a family member, or a pandemic such as COVID-19, working from home can become an imperative need for an employee. To help companies prepare to work from home, here are four essential steps that will keep employees and companies safe and compliant.

COVID-19 Requires New Leave Policies

During this crucial time, the FFCRA will provide paid sick leave to employees who meet certain requirements.

The Revised Form I-9

In October of 2019, the Office of Management and Budget approved the minor changes on the new version of the Form I-9. On January 31, 2020, the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the new Form I-9. They instructed employers to begin using this version at their earliest convenience; however, on May 1, 2020, the new Form I-9 is the only acceptable form for submission.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Trick or Treat?

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to a close, you should still make sure you and your team are looking out for potential email threats. Symmetry Software hopes you and your team stay safe and have a Happy Halloween!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Staying Up To Date

Keeping your technology devices up to date has many purposes, including your software's overall stability and keeping you safe from hackers. This month, in honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Symmetry Software wants to make sure your computer is up to date and safe from hackers.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Office 365 Phishing Attempts

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is the perfect time to participate in this year's theme: "Do Your Part" and #BeCyberSmart! You can use this month to ensure your company has the most up-to-date training to keep everyone safe! 2020 has presented many workplace changes, and as we continue navigating through the year, cyber threats continue evolving.

National Payroll Week® (NPW) celebration, September 7-11

This year's NPW 2020 theme is "Paylympics," which is all about celebrating Team Payroll USA members as they bring home the gold by being the best in their field through hard work, training, and dedication.

Our Favorite Time of the Year!

At Symmetry Software, we are always looking forward to seeing our friends at APA Congress. This year we are excited to meet with you all virtually at Congress Xstream!

COVID-19 Stimulus Payments and Scams

In late March, President Trump approved and signed the $2 trillion stimulus package allowing eligible Americans to receive a stimulus payment during these difficult times. The government has finally determined how these payments will be distributed, and you should know how to find out if you're qualified.

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