Accurate & Compliant Payroll Services

Streamline your North Carolina Payroll Process

Enhance your North Carolina payroll operations with our comprehensive payroll and HR solution, designed for the varied business environment of the Tar Heel State, from Charlotte to Raleigh. Our service ensures compliance with North Carolina-specific regulations, offering precise payroll processing and timely payments to streamline your payroll management in North Carolina.

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Smooth & Reliable Transition

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Efficient Payroll Processing

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Built-In Compliance

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Knowledgeable & Trustworthy Tax Filing

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Data Security & Safeguards

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Experience Painless Payroll Setup

Smooth & Reliable Transition for North Carolina Businesses

  • Our pay rules engine is versatile enough to handle any scenario, making it easy to accommodate the unique payroll requirements of your North Carolina business, whether you’re in tech, tourism, or agriculture.

  • Keep your general ledger precise with seamless integrations into your existing accounting software, ensuring every dollar is accounted for accurately in your financial reports.

  • We streamline the integration with 401(k) and other retirement providers, simplifying the setup for your employees’ future savings.
  • Our built-in test environments allow you to trial run your payroll setup, ensuring everything is perfect before going live, offering peace of mind and reliability.
  • Whether your business operates across multiple states or holds several Employer Identification Numbers (EINs), our system is equipped to manage and report with ease, catering to the dynamic nature of Georgia’s businesses.

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Efficient Payroll Processing for North Carolina’s Dynamic Market

  • With a single database system and one record per employee, information stays updated continuously, eliminating discrepancies and ensuring accuracy across the board.
  • Benefit from immediate calculations and a correction delta process, allowing for effortless recalculations whenever edits are made, keeping payroll processing smooth and efficient.
  • Our payroll preparation checklist and quick links provide a clear path through payroll tasks, saving you time and reducing the chance of errors.
  • Stay ahead of changes with automated updates to government forms, ensuring your payroll remains compliant with the latest regulations, crucial for Georgia businesses navigating local and federal laws.

  • Manage wage garnishments with ease using our built-in payroll garnishment deduction wizard.
  • For businesses preferring physical checks, our onsite check printing option allows you to print checks directly from your Georgia office, offering flexibility and immediacy to your payroll distribution.

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Stay on Top of the Latest Regulations and Requirements

Built-In for North Carolina Businesses

  • Our system proactively delivers automated updates to pay, time, and HR rules, ensuring your business is always in step with the latest standards, crucial for maintaining compliance in North Carolina’s diverse business environment.

  • Navigate the complexities of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with tools designed to streamline the collection of employee hours, automate policy enforcement, and monitor essential metrics, making ACA compliance effortless for your business.
  • Stay informed with alerts that notify you when regulatory standards are not being met, reducing the risk of noncompliance, and enhancing your ability to manage your ACA strategy efficiently.
  • Use our versatile rules engine to customize rules to ensure regional and local employment regulations are being adhered to, and receive proactive notifications when they’re not.
  • Benefit from anywhere, any time access that gives your people the power to manage compliance on the go with self-service access available on their mobile devices.
  • Benefit from a pay-as-you-go workers’ compensation model that maximizes cash flow and minimizes the risk of year-end audit surprises, a feature especially valuable for Georgia businesses looking to maintain financial stability while ensuring compliance.

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Trustworthy Tax Filing for North Carolina Businesses

  • Experience the peace of mind that comes from working with dedicated payroll and tax professionals who are committed to the success of your North Carolina business, providing reliable support whenever you need it.

  • Our team is skilled in filing taxes across all states and jurisdictions, ensuring your business remains compliant no matter where your employees are located, crucial for North Carolina businesses with a national footprint.

  • Simplify multi-state employee taxation with automated reciprocity tax withholding, reducing administrative burdens and ensuring accurate tax calculations for employees working across state lines.
  • Receive essential support in obtaining state and local tax identification numbers and ensuring their validity, a critical step in maintaining compliance and avoiding penalties.
  • Utilize cutting-edge geospatial intelligence to accurately determine the appropriate local tax jurisdiction based on your employees’ home and work addresses, automatically populating W-4 forms and streamlining the tax filing process.
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Data Security & Safeguards for Your North Carolina Business

  • Tailor access with role-based controls, ensuring only authorized staff can view sensitive data.
  • Receive instant notifications for key payroll system activities, enhancing security oversight.
  • Enjoy secure, unlimited storage for all your payroll records, always available when needed.
  • Enhance data protection with in-product multi-factor authentication, guarding against unauthorized access.
  • Rely on a SOC 1, Type 2 audited partner for top-tier data management and security standards.
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Additional Features & Functionality

  • AI-powered payroll alerts
  • Direct deposit, pay cards and earned-wage access integration
  • Position control with automated pay calculations
  • Weighted average overtime calculations
  • Year-end and quarter-end checklists
  • Consolidated reporting
  • Change history and audit reporting
  • Automated reciprocity tax withholding
  • Multiple payroll processing
  • Push, email, or SMS notifications
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Your Questions answered

Frequently Asked Questions

The State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) in North Carolina has a new employer rate of 1%, with the rate recalculated annually based on an experience rating system. The taxable wage base for SUI in North Carolina is $31,400 for 2024​​.
North Carolina has a flat income tax rate, which will be 4.25% in 2025 and is set to reduce further to 3.99% after 2025. Employers must withhold this tax from employees’ wages and remit it to the North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR)​​.
There are no local or city payroll taxes in North Carolina, simplifying the payroll process for employers across the state​​.
Employers must file the North Carolina Withholding Return (Form NC-5 or NC-5P) for quarterly or monthly filings, respectively, and the NC-3 annual reconciliation form. These filings can be done online through the NCDOR’s “file and pay” system or mailed if the monthly withholding is less than $20,000​​.
North Carolina businesses with three or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, with certain exceptions for agricultural or federal employees​​.