Small business payroll fees for 2019

I’m sending this email message to my smallest business payroll clients:

In planning for 2019 services, I’ve noticed that payroll processing fees have risen sharply for me. This seems to be an industry trend apparently related to spreading out the cost of state and local tax compliance issues for some companies but doesn’t otherwise affect us directly. This cost increase is beyond our control. Currently your rate is $75 per month that includes my service, employee benefit integration, and all tax filing services to applicable tax authorities. I’m proposing a $87 per month fee in 2019. I believe this is still quite competitive compared to the available payroll service alternatives. Please confirm that this proposal is acceptable. If you want to discuss this or any other issue, please give me a call.


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