manager handing over payroll

What is Payroll?

Payroll is an agreed-upon amount of money that will be paid to an employee by an employer. It also describes the overall employee pay in financial records, as well as the process of paying employees with all the related taxes included. A company distributes it to employees through checks or direct deposits.

Why is Payroll Important?

Every employee looks forward to payday. Everyone expects their money handed or deposited to them on the day it is promised to. To achieve this, the company has to divide out wages to the employees. Many companies choose to use payroll processing services to pay their employees. 

The processing service will collect and use paid and unpaid time off, tax withholdings, miscellaneous withholdings, and more. This will determine the amount of money to be paid directly to an employee. Many of these services will also assist in the process of sending the money to the employees.

Payroll in Startup Wars

In Startup Wars, payroll is automatically processed and paid out to employees. Every employee has an employment rate that will determine how much they are paid. This is very similar to how real startups operate. However, since startups have limited resources they tend to do payroll in-house. 

The founder or a hired accountant will manually track hours and withholdings, calculate them into payments, and then manually distribute the money. This process is very rigid since any errors made can cause complications due to the numerous tax laws in place from the government.

What Is Payroll And Why Is It Important?

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Charlotte Kane Undergraduate Student, The Ohio State University

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Darshita Bajoria Undergraduate Student, The Ohio State University

Startup Wars is an interactive way to learn and hone entrepreneurial skills while being a no-risk outlet. Great tool for those pursuing entrepreneurship.