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1  General Category / Payroll Software FAQ / How do I sort my employees by last name in this Payroll Software? on: September 13, 2011, 07:03:50 PM
You can click on Employees on the lower left - and then click where it says "Last Name" and it will alphabetize for you.

2  General Category / Payroll Software FAQ / Do you sell blank check stock? on: September 04, 2009, 02:51:36 AM
Real Business Solutions offers a wide range of high quality highly secure line of blank checks and preprinted checks that can be used with Payroll Mate and other software products.

You can contact us either by email or by calling customer service at 800 507 1992.
3  General Category / Payroll Software FAQ / What is MICR? on: September 04, 2009, 02:47:27 AM

MICR is the short abbreviation for Magnetic Ink Character Recognition.

MICR line is at the bottom of checks usually includes the bank routing number the account number and check number, which is used by banks to process checks as they are machine read and scanned.
4  General Category / Payroll Software FAQ / Do you have software for MICR check printing? on: September 04, 2009, 02:42:27 AM
You can buy Payroll Mate and add option number 4 on top of Payroll Mate and be able to print MICR checks using blank check paper.

In most cases you also need to have MICR toner.
5  General Category / Payroll Software FAQ / Are my earnings as a Minister of a church subject to self employment tax? on: March 14, 2009, 11:47:02 PM
According to the IRS publications " If you are a Minister of a church, your earnings for the services you perform in your capacity as a Minister are subject to SE tax unless you have requested and received an exemption".
6  General Category / Payroll Software FAQ / Can I use your software to Pay housing allowance for clergy? on: March 14, 2009, 11:27:39 PM
Yes, you can use this Payroll Software to custom add housing allowance for clergy employees.
Go to company then income categories, click on add in the title box add housing allowance and decide what type of payment it will be as the pull down menu gives you options. In most cases housing allowance for Clergy is exempt from Federal tax if that's the case make sure you uncheck the Federal taxes check mark in the taxes applied box and uncheck any other taxes that don't apply.

Once you have done that go to employee setup and make sure that housing income applies to the appropriate employees.
7  General Category / Payroll Software FAQ / Does your payroll software calculate FICA on: March 14, 2009, 11:15:34 PM
Yes, once you setup employees and create checks for those employees Payroll Mate will automatically calculate Social Security and Medicare.
8  General Category / Payroll Software FAQ / What is FICA? on: March 14, 2009, 11:11:11 PM
Social Security and Medicare taxes are collected under two systems.
Self Employment Contribution Act (SECA), the self employed person pays all the taxes.
Federal Insurance Contributors Act (FICA) the employer and the employee each pay half of the taxes.
9  General Category / Payroll Software FAQ / Can I use Payroll Mate if I have 3500 employees? on: September 05, 2008, 01:35:27 AM
Payroll Mate standard gives the user the ability to create up 10 companies with 75 employees for each, however if you have more employers or employees you can for a fee upgrade to professional version and be able to create up to 100 companies with one thousand employees for each, if you need more please call our sales reps to get a quote.
10  General Category / W2 1099 Software FAQ / How do I know the program will import my file? on: September 05, 2008, 01:06:01 AM
We suggest when you are in the demo, click on the import tab, if the program will read the file and allow you to map each column we will guarantee the program will do the final import.
11  General Category / W2 1099 Software FAQ / I canít print my forms. All I print is the information. Do I need to purchase fo on: September 05, 2008, 01:05:37 AM
You need to go to the print options screen and click print a copy. In the drop down menu select the copy you would like to print.

12  General Category / W2 1099 Software FAQ / I have employees in multiple states. How do I show this on the W3 form? on: September 05, 2008, 01:05:22 AM
You can manually put an X in the state box 15 on the form.
13  General Category / W2 1099 Software FAQ / What is a control number? on: September 05, 2008, 01:04:59 AM
This is an optional box you may use for numbering your whole transmittal (W3) or individual forms (W2).  For more detailed information, we suggest you visit for a full description.
14  General Category / W2 1099 Software FAQ / Can I list my employees by last name alphabetically? on: September 05, 2008, 01:04:16 AM
Yes, in the list of your employees click the last name tab. This will sort the names accordingly.
15  General Category / W2 1099 Software FAQ / What format does W2 Mate import? on: September 05, 2008, 01:03:56 AM
You can add option#3 to W2 Mate for an additional $30.00:

This option allows users to import W2 and 1099 data from QuickBooks, Microsoft Dynamics GP, DacEasy, and
CSV / Excel format. Import 1099 data from Peachtree. Import W2 data from electronic filing format (EFW2 format) and
import 1099 data from 1099 electronic filing format (IRS publication 1220 format).

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