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Davina Ward

Senior Staff Writer

Expertise: Payroll, Accounting

Education: BA English Literature, SUNY Geneseo

Davina joined Merchant Maverick in 2022, covering small business payroll and accounting. She began writing for small businesses in 2018 and has since gained expertise in the SaaS industry. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature from SUNY Geneseo in 2018. She currently resides in New York.

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The Complete Guide To Payroll Records & How Long To Keep Them

Small business owners setting up shop need payroll records, legally speaking, just as much as CEOs of nationwide enterprises. Your payroll records help you prove to the government that your employees are collecting the money you owe them, on-time. But, as a business owner who’s still building out their company infrastructure, it can be worth it to manage employee payroll records yourself.

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Jun 21, 2023 Filed under: Payroll

The Complete State Of Florida Payroll & Payroll Taxes Guide

Blessed with no state or local income taxes, Floridian businesses enjoy one of the laxest tax codes in the country. That leaves them with much less number crunching and heavy lifting to do in their payroll management. And coupled with highly intuitive payroll management software, small and medium scale business owners in Florida can process their payrolls personally with relatively greater ease. Learn more about Florida payroll rules and regulations here!

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May 12, 2022 Filed under: Payroll

How To Do Payroll: A Step-By-Step Guide

Payroll processing is the method of paying employees and contractors, including managing payroll taxes, withholding, deductions, calculating pay, and keeping payroll records.

Payroll has an impact on your business’s finances (especially considering salary inflation), tax liabilities, and your employee management. Not only will you have to account for employee payments and payroll taxes in your business budget, but you’ll also need to ensure that your employees are compensated fairly, on time, and in accordance with the law.

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Jun 30, 2023 Filed under: Payroll, Small Business
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Wave Payroll Review

Payroll by Wave is a contender among the options of affordable self-service payroll programs for small businesses. It’s perfect for small businesses already using Wave products or businesses looking to integrate a simple accounting software with payroll software. Wave is not highly customizable, and it isn’t loaded with features, but it has everything needed to manage basic accounting and payroll at an attractive price.

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Sep 27, 2023 Filed under: Payroll Services & Software Reviews
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The Best Payroll Software For Small Businesses

Looking for the best payroll software app for your small business? Merchant Maverick has spent countless hours learning the ins and outs of payroll software and testing the best options around. Gusto is the best overall small business software, with ADP as runner-up, while Square is the easiest to use. But there are even more great choices on the list.

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Nov 3, 2023 Filed under: Payroll