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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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SmartHR Tip

SmartHR Tip

Remind employees that switching banks is not a good idea this time of year because of summer payoffs.
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April 2022

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

*File Submission- All 1095 files have either been accepted or accepted with errors. If you have errors be sure to email Mara with your correction information. *New January Rows- Have you built your 2022 ACA information rows yet?  If your health plan has a July renewal, then your administrative period is May and June. You need to be reviewing your ACA information to determine if you need to be offering insurance to employees that worked on average >130 hours/month during yo...
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March 2022
SmartHR Tip

SmartHR Tip

Is it Budget Time? Let SmartHR's Budget Module Help You OutAre you thinking about working on next year’s budget?  SmartHR’s Budget Module can help project next year’s payroll budget complete with employee step, salary and benefit increases.  This module also creates a file that can be imported into SMART Finance.  All of the appropriate finance account codes for salary and benefits will be used based on the employee’s current setup in payroll....
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February 2022
SmartHR Tip

SmartHR Tip

Need a proofing tip? Calculate your contracts prior to adding timecards!
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January 2022
SmartHR Tip

SmartHR Tip

You may want to consider setting LIFETAX up as a per pay period item starting in January so it is not forgotten in December each year (or during the year if the employee resigns). Process but HOLD your Q4-941 and State Filing until you receive your W2 confirmation from us, to ensure that no additional changes are necessary. 
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From the IRS Newswire, Issue Number IR-2021-251

From the IRS Newswire, Issue Number IR-2021-251

The mileage rates for 2022 according to the IRS for vehicle use are as follows: 58.5 cents per mile driven for business use, up 2.5 cents from the rate for 2021 18 cents per mile driven for medical, or moving purposes for qualified active-duty members of the Armed Forces, up 2 cents from the rate for 202114 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations; the rate is set by statute and remains unchanged from 2021.
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December 2021
 SmartHR Tip:  Rally for Online W-2’s in Your District

SmartHR Tip: Rally for Online W-2’s in Your District

Rally for Online W-2’s in your district Now is the time to notify your employees that W-2’s will be available online. Save your district time and money by having your employees print their own W-2. Employees will need to log into SMARTeR to consent. 
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November 2021
SmartHR Tip: Verify calendar year end limits

SmartHR Tip: Verify calendar year end limits

If you have January 1 renewals on your deductions, this is a good time to verify the calendar limits. For example: Health Insurance, HSA or FSA deductions. 
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October 2021
SmartHR Tip: Let your employees update their Direct Deposit/W4 information on eR

SmartHR Tip: Let your employees update their Direct Deposit/W4 information on eR

The Direct Deposit page in SMART eR allows employees to view their district deposit information online. When allowed by the district, the employee can change the amounts allocated to their bank account(s) online. An electronic signature is required. Changes made will not be active until it is signed by the employee and then moved into a payroll. The W-4 page in SMART eR allows employees to view their W-4 withholding amounts online. When allowed by the district, the employee can change their...
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