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Paying your employees (and Uncle Sam)

Your first obligation is to pay your employees, and with them, Uncle Sam. You can use this tool to calculate payroll taxes and net pay.

Remember, that when you pay the withheld taxes to the government, employers must MATCH social security and Medicare.

The calculators above do not calculate tax on tips. If your employees are paid tips, please review:

Use the following forms to pay taxes to the government (usually a monthly requirement for new businesses):

Paying Yourself (and Uncle Sam)

Please go to Government Requirements and under Taxes and Required Forms, select "Paying Yourself " and your business entity.

Paying Independent Contractors

Pay independent contractors using the same systems as you do for other vendors. Do not ask for time-sheets or pay them with your regular employees.