What are some frequently asked questions about payroll?


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Common payroll questions relate to familiarity with payroll forms, how to describe official IRS forms, experience processing special pay items, handling an upset employee who has inaccurate pay, and assisting with inaccurate tax withholding, reports the Houston Chronicle. Administrators manage payroll and record and post time and payroll information for all employees.

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Payroll questions relate to form types and their associated application, notes the Houston Chronicle. Some of the common payroll forms include personal data forms, overtime or absence approval forms, expense reimbursement forms, and time sheets. These are internal company forms, and the same questions apply to official IRS forms. The common IRS payroll forms include the W-2 and the W-4. These forms determine how much income to withhold from an employee's pay check.

Personnel-management questions also apply to payroll questions, as mistakes in payroll impact the amount an employee receives on his pay check, notes the Houston Chronicle. In addition, questions relate to how to correct mistakes that employees make when submitting payroll documentation. Additional questions relate to how to correct mistakes that relate to tax-withholding and how to process the appropriate forms to address the necessary changes. Finally, questions about current employment laws dictate how much the Fair Labor Standards Act has set for minimum wage, overtime and commissions.

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