Brian Tierney of Streamline Payroll, LLC
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When Paul Giordano brought together partners Joe Blank and Brian Tierney to form Streamline Payroll in July of 2005, they had a simple vision: provide clients with a better payroll services solution at a fair price.
What distinguishes Streamline from other payroll service providers is our ability to complete payroll activities at a much more competitive price than our competition, with a staff of experienced tax and accounting experts, who provide personalized service tailored exclusively to the needs of our individual clients.
Partner, Paul Giordano, CPA, has a Masters in Taxation, and more than 20-years of experience in all facets of public accounting. Through his interactions with competing companies Paul knew that Joe had an extensive background in payroll management and Brian’s professional experience include restaurant ownership and payroll sales.
“After more than 20 years as a tax professional dealing exclusively with taxes and payroll I was able to find the right combination of professionalism to provide clients with personal service and the direct contact they need,” explains Giordano.
“We are successful in this highly competitive payroll market because we can save businesses 15-20 percent of the cost of other payroll processing companies, but what makes us better than our competitors is our staff of payroll specialists, CPAs, and benefit specialists thoroughly knowledgeable in tax and compliance,” said Blank.
“We process Federal, State, and Local returns. Our competitors typically have issues processing local taxes. If our clients require a special report or have an inquiry about their payroll, we personally see that they get exactly what they need.”
Streamline Payroll is an active member of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, Bucks County Transportation Management Association, Newtown Chapter of LeTip, Irish American Business Chamber and Network, Bucks County Professional Network, Bucks County Business Association, Jewish Business Network of Philadelphia, New Jersey Business & Finance Network, Newtown Business Association, Business Executive Networking Club of Delaware Valley.
Streamline partner Brian Tierney founded one of the most vibrant local networking events in Lower Bucks County, meeting the second Tuesday of each month at the Green Parrot Café in Newtown, PA for happy hour.
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The federal government has recently announced that employers in 14 states will face increased FUTA taxes in 2013. The tax increase for these states is a result of outstanding loans of more than two years with the federal government to pay state unemployment benefits. This tax increase (called a “Credit Reduction”) will result in additional FUTA tax for employees working in each effected state. The total FUTA Credit Reduction/Rate Increase for 2013 will range between 0.6% to 1.2%, depending on the number of years these loans have been outstanding. As an example, the state of CA currently has an outstanding loan balance of $9.2 Billion. This tax increase is used, in part, to retire this outstanding debt.
The states impacted along with the rate increases are listed below:
0.6% Rate Increase
0.9% Rate Increase
AR, CA, CT, GA, KY, MO, NY, NC, OH, RI, WI
1.2% Rate Increase
For employers operating in DE, the 0.6% credit reduction may increaseyour FUTA tax by as much as $42/employee. For employers in a state with a .9% credit reduction, the FUTA tax can increase by $63/employee. The 1.2% credit reduction can increase taxes by $84/employee. Remember that the increase in FUTA only relates to the first $7,000 in wages paid to employees in the states impacted. FUTA taxes for employees working in other states will not be effected.
As year-end tax reports become available, Streamline Payroll will review FUTA tax returns for all client’s with employees located in the states subject to this tax increase. Refer to your 4th Qtr 2013 Tax Package for the additional amount of FUTA taxes due. It will be shown on the Reconciliation Recap report, beginning on page 3. Also, Form 940 page 3 will show the detailed breakdown of wages and additional taxes for each state. The additional FUTA taxes will be paid with the 4th Qtr FUTA payment on January 31st, 2014.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding this issue.
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