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Access vital funding to help your business remain open, continue paying your employees, and recover from unplanned circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paychex has created an easy-to-use online tool that details the specific federal relief programs and refundable credits available through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). The tool includes helpful links to applications and a comparison chart of loan programs (Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program) to help you address what would best meet the needs of your current circumstances.

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We recommend discussing these options with your accountant or trusted advisor to determine the best course of action to leverage the incentives available.

Paychex is actively working to help make the PPP loan application process simpler. If you’re a Paychex client, we’re creating a report and ensuring it reflects changes introduced April 2 by the federal government. To utilize the report, your business or your clients’ business must have run payroll with Paychex in 2019.

The Accountant Year-End Reference Center

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Committed to you and your clients

Paychex values our business relationship with you and is committed to the highest quality service, so we created the Accountant Year-End Reference Center to provide resources and tools to help you and your clients prepare and plan for year-end needs. 

If you have any questions, please contact your sales representative.

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2019 Paychex Year-End Reference Guide for Accountants

Get details on the latest forms and laws, plus key dates and deadlines, notices and checklists that impact year-end planning.

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Client Year-End Reference Guide

Paychex Client Quarter/Year-End Reference Guide

This guide is created for our clients to help prepare for a successful year-end.

  • Year-end reminders
  • Reporting fringe benefits
  • What must be reported on Form W-2
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Year end updates


Read more about 2019 updates, including:

  • 2020 Form W-4 
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Update
  • Final Overtime Rule
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Year-End Reminders

The year-end deadline to report information or changes to Paychex for 2019 is Dec. 31, 2019, by 4 p.m., or before the first payroll that has a 2020 check date is processed, whichever comes earlier. 

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Year-End Reporting

Year-End Reporting: Taxpay and Non-Taxpay Clients

Review action items for Paychex Taxpay® and non-Taxpay clients. 

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Year-End Reporting: Fringe Benefits

Any taxable cash or non-cash benefit – for example, personal use of company cars – must be included on Form W-2. Advise your clients to report these benefits before the last payroll of the year. Learn typical benefits that need to be reported as well as additional reporting requirements, including:

  • Group-Term Life Insurance
  • Health and Capital Accident Insurance Premiums Paid by an S Corporation
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Important Tax Agency

Important Tax Agency Notices

Important notices from tax agencies include:

  • IRS Federal Deposit Frequency Notices
  • EFTPS® Enrollment
  • State Deposit and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Requirement Notices
  • State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) Rate Update
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Year-End Electronic Filing

Electronic/Magnetic Media Filing

Information regarding electronic/magnetic media filing includes:

  • Federal Forms W-2/W-3
  • Federal Form 1099-MISC/Form 1096
  • Declining Electronic/Magnetic Media Filing
  • Federal Form 8027/8027-T for Restaurant Clients
  • State Forms W-2/1099-MISC
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Year-End Checklist

2019 Year-End Checklist

Verify these items with your Paychex clients before the end of the year. Our year-end checklist includes key steps to take concerning:

  • Information to be Reported
  • Information to be Verified
  • Additional Reminders
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2020 Taxbrief

2020 Taxbrief

This section contains 2020 payroll tax deposit rules, regulations, and deadlines. 

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Paychex provides the tools, technology, and expertise to help you become your clients’ most trusted advisor. With the time you save, you can channel your efforts into growing your business.

  • Integration with leading accounting software – QuickBooks® Online, Sage Intacct®, and Xero™ – helps reduce errors and enhance efficiency.
  • AccountantHQ helps manage all your clients’ payroll and HR on a single dashboard.
  • Services that are flexible and technology that is scalable.
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There are too many “what if” moments that can disrupt your clients’ business. The Paychex Promise® helps assure that covering payroll will never be one of those moments they need to worry about.

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