Anchor Payroll Blog

Your Year-end Checklist

Posted by Anchor Staff on Nov 22, 2020 4:46:32 PM


Human Resources

☐ Verify home address for all employees 

☐ Reconcile all vacation/sick and/or Paid Time off balances for year-end payout or carryover if applicable

☐ Move current year terminated personnel files to storage

☐ Remind employees to file an amended W-4 if there has been a change in their filing status, exemptions, etc.


☐ Reconcile manual checks to annual totals

☐ Send reminder to employees to verify social security number and address on pay stubs

☐ Review taxable fringe benefits that must be posted into payroll for W2 reporting. 

☐ Capture all information (ex: personal use of company car, relocation, bonuses, etc.).

☐ Check third party sick pay (short or long term disability) postings to make sure you have captured all information required

☐ Create a list of outstanding checks to insure you comply with your State Escheat Laws (unclaimed property).



☐ Verify current employee and accurate dependent coverage

☐ Distribute new health/dental insurance cards

☐ Compile Census information for retirement plan testing (highly compensated).

☐ Review list of which employees have life insurance over $50,000 to report taxable income for taxable group term life insurance.

☐ Verify Flexible Spending Account balances to confirm that employees will have total amount deducted by end of calendar year.



Topics: yearend