December, 2018

Your December Year-End Snapshot

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Your December Year-End Snapshot

Believe it or not, December has arrived and year-end processing is in full swing. Although this is a busy time of the year for HR professionals, December should be spent celebrating the holidays with family and friends, not worrying about year-end processing.

This month, our gift to you is a snapshot of monthly tasks you should be focusing on to keep you on track for year-end processing. Without further ado, here is your December Year-End Snapshot:

Payroll Tasks

Before Processing Your Last Payroll

  • Finish Updating Employee Contact Information
  • Review Your Information for ACA Annual Reporting
  • Finish Processing All Year-End W-2 Adjustments
  • Finish Processing All Manual and Voided Checks

Before December 31, 2018

  • Check to See What Your FUTA Payment Will Be
  • Process Your Final Payroll for the Year
  • Process 2018 Quarter-End and Year-End Reports
  • Prepare for New Year’s Day Payroll Processing

For more information about these tasks and additional year-end resources, download the Year-End Payroll Guide.

HR Tasks

  • Review and Update Files for Compliance
  • Finish Updating Employee Contact Information to Avoid Penalties
  • Review Your Information for ACA Annual Reporting
  • Review Your Record Retention Standards
  • Review Retirement Plan Contributions
  • Prepare for Forms W-2 and 1099-MISC Distribution

For more information about these tasks and additional year-end resources, download the Year-End HR Guide.



Here are some additional resources you can use during year-end processing:

The information we have outlined are necessary tasks that APS helps our customers with every year, as well as strategic processes to consider. If your current provider is not offering solutions and services to streamline your year-end processes, it may be time to reevaluate your human capital management strategy. We hope these tasks make year-end processing run smoother so you have more time to spend December with family and friends.

Are You Ready for Year-End Processing?

Use our handy monthly year-end HR guide and resources to tackle year-end processing with confidence.

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