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The benefits of outsourcing payroll operations

Posted on October 24th, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Human resources professionals and business owners have a lot of responsibilities, but payroll management doesn't have to be part of the equation if a company decides to outsource its payrolling services.

According to Entrepreneur magazine, freeing HR administration from the duties of payroll can be the most cost-effective arrangement. If a payroll company is carefully selected, these professionals can help a business ensure that all financial laws and tax requirements are adhered to.

"Using a payroll service can ease your mind," explains the news source. "The Internal Revenue Service has reported that one out of every three employers has been charged for a payroll mistake, with total penalties reaching into the billions of dollars. And given the ever-changing nature of tax regulations, it's easy to make an error that can grossly affect your bottom line."

In addition to saving legal headaches, paying for a payroll service could also be the most cost-effective plan for businesses. Internal payroll processing can require expensive infrastructure such as computers and printers, as well as endless paperwork including spreadsheets and time cards.

HR World, in support of outsourcing payroll services, explains that this system is also the fastest because these specialists can process complex payroll operations very quickly, even when taking into account seasonal, temporary or contract workers

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