FAQs

1.1. When are monies for quarterly taxes deducted?


All funds for a current payroll, including tax liabilities, are deducted one day prior to the pay date.

1.2. Can the pay calendar be adjusted?


Easily. The Payroll calendar may be adjusted based upon your needs.

1.3. What documentation is needed for Performance Payroll to process payroll?


Federal regulations require that Performance Payroll receive complete and signed documentation before we can begin processing payroll. Documents needed include:
  • 1) Payroll Services Agreement;
  • 2) Tax Agent Agreement
  • 3) State Power of Attorney.
Additionally, we request that you provide the following information:
  • 1) Most recent payroll report:
  • 2) Copies of quarterly and annual returns and
  • 3) Tax deposit coupons.
These documents will help facilitate future tax filings and payments.

1.4. Will Performance Payroll process payroll tax filings for a previous quarter or year?


Performance Payroll will only process payroll tax filings for the periods in which our services were used. Since we file and pay taxes on a current basis, there will never be a need for us to file or pay taxes for a previous quarter or year.

1.5. Can I track employees' hours/salaries to different departments?


Yes. We can handle a range of job classifications levels that allows you to report payroll information for different departments, divisions and/or locations. This enables you to get a handle on labor expense allocations.

1.6. What reports are available to me?

  • Preprocess Report: Allows the Administrator and/or Approver to view the entire payroll before it is processed.
  • Payroll Register: provides complete earnings, taxes and deductions information by employee, department and company.
  • Payroll Tax Report: details complete taxes Federal, State and Local - for each past payroll.
  • PTO Report: outlines the amount of paid time off (i.e. vacation/sick/personal) each employee has earned/used for Period-to-Date and Year-to-Date.
  • 401K Report Review: Shows employee and company contributions.
  • Cover Sheet Report: Cash requirements for your total payroll.

1.7. Will Performance Payroll help me track and accrue vacation, sick, and/or personal days?


Yes, you will be able to view the rate at which each employee earns paid time off such as vacation, sick and personal time.

1.8. Can an employee receive multiple paystubs or paychecks within the same pay cycle?


Yes. You can add Additional Checks or Bonus Checks within the same pay cycle.

1.9. Can we process a separate pay run in addition to the scheduled pay cycle?


Yes. Additional pay runs can be executed based upon your needs.

1.10. How do I obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN)?


You can submit an application for a federal Employer Identification Number Form (SS-4) to the Internal Revenue Service. Download Application
You may apply for and Federal EIN number by phone, fax or mail. Complete the SS-4 form and then follow the application instructions to apply. Call 1-800-829-1040 for more information.

1.11 Can I run payroll for employees outside of the United States?


Currently, Performance Payroll only process payroll for employees in the US, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. We do not adhere to foreign tax tables that would enable us to process payroll in other countries.

1.12 Some of my employees have direct deposit but others prefer a paycheck every pay period. Can you handle both groups?


Certainly. You have the option of offering your employees a "paperless" check via e-mail and our secure Web site. Or if they prefer, a physical check and stub.

1.13 Do you handle my taxes?


Performance Payroll automatically calculates, deducts, pays and files all taxes including federal, state and local. Once you enter your payroll data, we'll handle the tax calculations, deductions and filings. We then deposit them into the appropriate government accounts. It's that simple.

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"Our experience with Performance Payroll has been great! We have always found them to offer quality service in a timely manner. Several times they have actually 'done the impossible.' We greatly appreciate this and highly recommend their service."