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What Employers Need to Know About Withholding

What Employers Need to Know About Withholding

To employees, payroll may seem pretty straightforward. You work—clocking in and out if necessary—then you get paid. Sure, they notice how much was taken out for taxes and benefits, but employees often have no idea what it takes to arrive at those numbers on their pay stub. HR pros, on the other hand, know how complicated payroll can get, especially when it comes to withholding taxes. 


A Guide to Payroll Withholding

To make payroll a little less daunting, in the latest episode of HR Party of One—BerniePortal's popular podcast and YouTube series—Elisabeth covers what you need to know about withholding, including how it differs from deductions and how employer withholding came about. By the end, you’ll have a better understanding of withholding in general as well as special cases to consider—such as bonuses, commissions, and other supplemental wages.


Additional Resources

You can stay informed, educated, and up-to-date on important HR topics with BerniePortal’s comprehensive resources:

  • BerniePortal Blog—a one-stop shop for HR industry news
  • HR Glossary—featuring the most common HR terms, acronyms, and compliance
  • HR Guides—essential pillars, covering an extensive list of comprehensive HR topics
  • BernieU—free online HR courses, approved for SHRM and HRCI recertification credit

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