Team Canon Capital at the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce 2015 Business Expo

We had a terrific time earlier this week at the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce 2015 Business Expo.

Matthew Witter, a senior investment advisor & financial planner
with our Wealth Management Group, talks with an Expo attendee.

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Vicki Barnes, director of payroll services, and Lori Canfield, office manager, show off our team jerseys. We’re all wearing #87 to represent 1987, the year Canon Capital Management Group was established.

“Team Canon Capital” represented this year’s theme “Sporting Success…Join the Winning Team!” sharing peanuts and popcorn along with all of the services we offer to businesses and individuals in our community.



Canon Capital Payroll Services Welcomes Jennifer Souder

Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Souder to Payroll Services, where she’ll be working with us part-time as a Payroll Processor. In addition to processing company payrolls, she’ll provide general payroll support to our department. A graduate of Allentown Business School, Jennifer’s past work in bookkeeping and accounts payable is a great asset to our team.

Jennifer lives in Telford with her husband and two children. She’s an active member of Grace Mennonite Church, where she plays the flute. You’ll also find her enjoying the outdoors — camping and biking – as well as expressing her creative side with ceramics and wood crafts.

Canon Capital Payroll Services Q&A: Independent Contractor or Employee?

We’re often asked about this topic. Companies will bring a new person on board to perform professional services – are they employees or independent contractors?

The easy part is knowing how to treat each category with regard to payroll. An employee is on the company payroll and the company is required to withhold income taxes, withhold – and pay – Social Security and Medicare taxes and pay unemployment taxes on all employee wages. Not so for an independent contractor, who is technically self-employed and responsible for his/her own tax payments.

How can you differentiate your employees from your independent contractors? The IRS provides this simple guide to make that determination. We’re also happy to help. Give us a call at 215-723-4881 or contact us online.

New Payroll Rules and Regulations

Several rules and regulations have recently been passed that will affect payroll. Here is a summary of what to expect.

The Overtime Rule

Final ruling has been passed and will become effective on December 1, 2016. The final rule does not make any changes to the duties test for executive, administrative and professional employees. The final rule will raise the salary threshold indicating eligibility from $455/week to $913/week. Thus, anyone earning hourly wages or a set salary under $47,476 annually will be entitled to overtime pay.

In response to the new overtime rule, employers can:

• Pay time-and-a-half for overtime work
• Raise workers’ salaries above the new threshold
• Limit workers’ hours to 40 per week
• Some combination of the above

For additional information, please review Guidance for Private Employers or Guidance for Non-Profit Employers.

Please consult your HR Specialist to make sure you are in compliance prior to the effective date.

PA Child Support

Previously, employers were permitted to deduct up to 2% of the ordered amount per pay as reimbursement for administrative costs related to withholding support. Effective 8/30/16, employers may deduct a one-time fee of $50 for reimbursement of administrative expenses. The 2% fee is no longer permitted.

Accelerated Form W2/W3 and 1099-MISC Filing Deadlines

Beginning with 2016 forms filed in early 2017, employers are required to file forms W2 and W3, whether filing electronically or on paper, to the Social Security Administration by January 31. Form W2 is still required to be provided to employees by January 31.

The new January 31 deadline also applies to Forms 1099-MISC on which nonemployee compensation is reported in Box 7, even if amounts are also reported in other boxes on the form.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. We are happy to help.