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Accounting for Payroll: A Comprehensive Guide

Accounting for Payroll: A Comprehensive Guide

Steven M. Bragg

ISBN: 978-0-471-25108-8

Jun 2004

304 pages

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A one-stop resource for setting up or improving an existing payroll system!

The most comprehensive resource available on the subject, Accounting for Payroll: A Comprehensive Guide provides up-to-date information to enable users to handle payroll accounting in the most cost-effective manner.

From creating a system from scratch to setting up a payroll department to record-keeping and journal entries, Accounting for Payroll provides the most authoritative information on the entire payroll process. Ideal for anyone new to the payroll system or as a skill-honing tool for those already immersed in the field, this hands-on reference provides step-by-step instructions for setting up a well-organized payroll system or improving an existing one.

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Preface xiii

About the Author xvii

Chapter 1 Creating a Payroll System 1

Chapter 2 Accumulating Time Worked 19

Chapter 3 Payroll Procedures and Controls 33

Chapter 4 Payroll Best Practices 49

Chapter 5 Payroll Measurements and Internal Reports 73

Chapter 6 Compensation 89

Chapter 7 Payroll Deductions 111

Chapter 8 Payroll Taxes and Remittances 125

Chapter 9 Benefits 149

Chapter 10 Payments to Employees 171

Chapter 11 Unemployment Insurance 181

Chapter 12 Payroll Recordkeeping 197

Chapter 13 Payroll Journal Entries 203

Chapter 14 Payroll-Related Laws 215

Chapter 15 Outsourcing Payroll 227

Chapter 16 International Payroll Issues 237

Chapter 17 Setting Up the Payroll Department 251

Chapter 18 Government Payroll Publications and Forms 263

Appendix A Sources of Payroll Information 269

Appendix B Dictionary of Payroll Terms 271

Index 279