We have put together everything you need to know about the subject, the payroll. Unsurprisingly, we often find ourselves in an avalanche of information. There are several problems, important decisions and tasks ranging from the smallest to the most complex.
Near the fifth business day of each month, I see many of our customers stunned by leaf closure. In fact, with the nerves at the edge of the skin. With so many taxes, unplanned layoffs, and emergency hiring, one must be very attentive to management so as not to fall into a cash-strapped situation or even into a labor process.
Calculating payroll really is not something simple, therefore, choosing the best one among payroll services available on the market is a significant step for every businessman. Usually requires a dedicated person for this or you need to rely on the outside help of an accountant and HR professional [Human Resources]. But even if you do not really put your hand in the dough, you have to understand the whole process to make sure the company stays financially healthy and thrives.
What is payroll?
Payroll is the mirror of the information and labor activities of each employee. It is used to demonstrate the gross and net salary, besides having operational, accounting and tax function. It describes everything the employee receives and all the discounts that are made.
The preparation of the payroll and the delivery of the receipt of payment [or payslip] of each employee, are activities obligatory for any company and require very specific knowledge in the area of HR. Therefore, it is more than common for the company to count on an accounting to help in this sense, with the correct calculation of the values, keeping everything within the standards of the law.
However, it is up to the company to be concerned with the organization of documentations and financial transactions that take place between company/ employee/ government. Accounting helps turn this entire working relationship into numeric facts through codes, percentages, and complex calculations that are then translated into payroll.
How is the payroll elaborated?
There is no magic recipe or official model. So it can be adapted to the criteria that best match your company as long as it does not harm any legal point of view.
To be elaborated, every payroll should be based on some information:
- The amount of the employee’s salary
- The frequency: absences, delays and withdrawals
- Social security rebates
- The form of payment and the date the amount will be available
Hopefully the brief explanation above can help you understand the payroll and how it should be.