Wednesday, 28 March 2018 14:52

IRS Tax Withholding Calculator

2018 brought several changes, a primary one being our tax law. As always, it’s important for you or your employees to understand the taxes being taken from their paycheck. It helps prevent an unanticipated tax bill when 2018 taxes are filed. The IRS has created a new W4 withholding calculator to assist taxpayers in calculating the correct amount of taxes for their paychecks. Interested? Follow the link below to use the IRS withholding calculator. 

Published in W-2
Thursday, 19 January 2017 11:37

Scam season is upon us!

It is the time of year that people are getting tax documents in the mail and the various scam artists are trying to get people to give them information over the phone or via email. StaffScapes would like to take a moment to remind you of a few things that will help you protect yourself from these scams.

As the IRS states for their consumer alerts, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!”

Published in Employees
Monday, 02 February 2015 17:00

W-2's have been sent...

 W-2s have been sent, where’s yours? 

StaffScapes has sent out all W-2's, have you received yours in the mail? Former employees, who still have not received a W2 from StaffScapes, may need to review their address information to make sure it is current.  Please contact a StaffScapes representative to update or verify your address information.  If your W-2 has been returned to us, we can send it to you when we receive a current address. Did you misplace your W-2? Beginning February 16th, StaffScapes will issue reprints of W-2s, for a fee, when requested by an employee.  

For more information on missing W-2’s, address changes, and W-2 reprints, please call StaffScapes at (303) 466-7864. 

To request a reprint of your W-2 please visit our documents section and select the W-2 Reprint Request form or click here




Published in W-2
Monday, 08 December 2014 17:00

W-2 Houskeeping

2015 is upon us and it is that time of year that StaffScapes will be sending out W-2s to employees.  Did you work for StaffScapes Inc. or a client of StaffScapes, Inc. in 2014?  If so you will have a W-2 coming to you by the end of January 2015.  Please make sure that you call us at 303-466-7864 to make any changes in address in order to avoid delays in the delivery of your W-2.  We will not be doing any reprints of W-2’s until after 2/15/15 in order to give the postal service enough time to deliver all of them.   

If you have any questions about your W-2 please call StaffScapes for more information.


Published in W-2
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 18:00

Non-payment of taxes

Subway seized in Broomfield for less than $3,000 in taxes

I just posted a comment on Dave Taylor's blog site about a local Subway shop being seized by the City of Broomfield for less than $3k.

With the tough times some business are having it is very important to remember to set aside the tax money that is due each week or month. With an employer needing to match the FICA deduction, collect sales taxes and maintain funds for workers compensation it can be a tough decision on what to do with that income, do I buy meats and cheese for my Subway or do I pay my taxes?

For Dave's complete blog and to view the other comments click on the link below.

Thursday, 08 January 2009 17:00

Claiming “Exempt" on your Form W-4

An exempt status is good for only one year.

If you have filed “exempt” on your 2008 W-4, you are required by the Internal Revenue Service to complete a new W-4 for 2009. You must give your employer a new Form W-4 by February 15th to continue your exemption. If by February 15th your employer has not received a new Form W-4, the filing status will be defaulted to single with 0 withholding allowances.

 If you claim exempt, but later your situation changes so that you will have to pay income tax, you must file a new Form W-4 with your employer within 10 days after the change. Your claim of exempt status may be reviewed by the IRS. If you have any question  please contact StaffScapes Payroll Department at (303) 466-7864

For additional information please visit

Published in W-4

The IRS recently published information about the non-taxability of unemployment benefits.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (or Stimulus Bill) has given individuals that are collecting unemployment benefits in 2009, the ability to exclude the first $2,400 of these benefits. The exclusion applies to each individual separately even for married couples filing. This exclusion applies only to benefits received in 2009, so this will not reduce the taxable wages for the 2008 year form 1040 that most people are filing currently. Further information can be found posted at the IRS website here.

Published in Unemployment
Thursday, 20 January 2011 17:00

2011 W-4

Have you updated your employee applications for new hires?  The new 2011 W-4 has been released by the IRS.  Once the employee completes the W-4 upon hire, the only other time this form would be applicable is if the employee would like to make changes to their withholding election.  When the employees are having their taxes prepared is a great time for them to ask their tax advisor for be submitted for their W-4 withholding.  Select here for the form 2011 W-4.

Published in W-4