Welcome to Southern Payroll & Bookkeeping!

We are a small business made for small businesses.

Southern Payroll & Bookkeeping -- Who We Are

We believe small businesses have been greatly overlooked…treated as a number, not a name.

With that belief, Southern Payroll & Bookkeeping was founded. We have partnered with the industry-leader for payroll and human resources management, Gusto. We offer a simple, transparent pricing structure with no hidden fees or charges.  Southern Payroll & Bookkeeping also believes in giving back. We have pledged to give back 2% of our proceeds and provide ways for each company and their employees to do so, as well.

The knowledge and experience you need to streamline your business.

How to start a business

Before Day 1

  • Coming up with a name
  • Coming up with a logo
  • Choosing an entity type
    • LLC or S-Corp
  • Registering your business with the secretary of State
  • Applying for an employer Identification number (EIN)
  • Obtaining Business Insurance
  • Hiring Employees
    • Determine Wages, pay-frequency, classify the employee or contractor, collect all legally required HR paperwork

Day 1

  • Bookkeeping Systems Defined
    • Internal and/or Outsourced to SPB
  • Employees clocking in/out if not salary
  • Start Accepting Payments from customers/clients

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Between Day 5 and Day 30

  • Run your first payroll and make all applicable payroll tax payments to the State & Federal  Government.

After Q1

  • File Quarterly Federal Tax Return and Report of Tax Liability form 941
  • Repeat Ever Quarter

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personal tax filings

End of Year 1

  • File Annual Federal Unemployment Tax Return
  • File Mult-State Employer and Credit Reduction Information for 940
  • File Qualified Small Business Payroll Tax Credit for Increasing Research Activities if Applicable
  • Deliver w2's and 1099's to employees  and contractors.   
  • Repeat these tax filings every year.

Year 2

  • Roll our supplemental insurance or other fringe benefits to employees.  

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Year 3

  • File Quarterly Federal Tax Return and Report of Tax  Liability for semiweekly schedule  depositors (Form 941)

Year 5

  • Begin offering traditional Med/Dental/Vision Benefits.

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Southern Payroll & Bookkeeping

“When you lose a client, it is rarely because your competitor’s product/service has a few extra bells and whistles. It is rarely because your competitor is a couple of dollars a month cheaper. It is rarely because of that amazing promo that the salesperson offered. In almost all instances, you lose a client because they feel neglected. Southern Payroll & Bookkeeping won’t be touched from a customer-service standpoint, and we refuse to be outworked by anyone in the industry.”

George Wilson



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Superior Customer Service and Response Time

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