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September 2022
SMART HR Tip: Pay Check Information. Is It Correct?

SMART HR Tip: Pay Check Information. Is It Correct?

With the first pay check in September, it’s a great time to have your employees verify their pay stub information.  Are they seeing their new rate of pay, if it changed for FY23? Are their deductions correct? For example: Did TSA amounts change?  Are they seeing Health Insurance, if they enrolled? Are they seeing additional taxes withheld, if they put that on their W4? 
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August 2022
SmartHR Tip: Rate Tables. Are You Using Them?

SmartHR Tip: Rate Tables. Are You Using Them?

They work great for Pay Codes and Deduction Codes.Now is a good time to set them up!Contact us for setup instructions. 
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July 2022

OSHA Filing Uses Locations in SMART HR

Are you using locations correctly in SMART HR? Locations are for physical locations a.k.a buildings. A good practice would be to have your locations match the ORG codes you have in finance. If you have created a location called Subs or Mail Out then you are using the field incorrectly. As an alternative you could use department to flag your subs and use check location to flag your employees that need checks mailed out.
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Are You Using Your SMART HR 2022 FYE Checklist?

Don’t forget to refer to the checklist for items you will need to complete in July. Districts that have July health insurance renewals should be building their July ACA info rows. It is much easier to build them in July than it is to build them later in the year!
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IRS Increases Mileage Rate for Remainder of 2022

Rate 1/1/2022 through 6/30/2022 is 58.5/cents/mileRate 7/1/2022 through 12/31/2022 is 62.5/cents/mile
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Reminder TRA File Submission for Payoff Payrolls

Be sure to upload your July 2022 and August 2022 payoff payroll files by July 15, 2022.   You are not required to make payment until the normal due date. This allows TRA to post the July and August payoff payroll information to the 2022 fiscal year in a timely manner. Submit your “true” July and August payroll files as you normally would.
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TRA Rate Change Update

TRA rate change is effective 7/1/2022 for the employer share. CHECK DATE determines which TRA rate to use:For the employer share Fiscal Year 2023-7/1/2022-6/30/2023 – 8.55%For the employee share Fiscal Year 2023-7/1/2022-6/30/2023 – 7.50%
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June 2022
 SmartHR Tip

SmartHR Tip

Is there clean-up that you can do in your database?  For example, terminate employees that haven’t been paid in the last 18 months. This will help keep your database up to date!
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TRA Rate Change

CHECK DATE determines which TRA rate to use for employer shareFiscal Year 2022-7/1/2021-6/30/2022 – 8.34%Fiscal Year 2023-7/1/2022-6/30/2023 – 8.55% When you calculate your payoff payroll, please review your proof to ensure the correct TRA rate is being used for the employer share. FOR CHECKS DATED JUNE the calculation should use 8.34% for employer share of TRA.  FOR CHECKS DATED JULY OR AUGUST the calculation should use 8.55% for the employer share of TRA. 
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May 2022

Great Resource

MN Department of Labor and Industry is a great resource! Check out their website for the Wage and Hour Bulletin for topics like Minnesota’s payment of wage laws, how often an employer should pay employees, and other paycheck laws. Questions? Labor Standards serves the people of Minnesota by providinginformation about the state's wage, hour and employment laws.Phone:  651-284-5075 or 800-342-5354Email: dli.laborstandards@state.mn.usWebsite: www.dli.mn.gov/laborlaw
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