Common this time of year you will many want to reward your employees with a holiday bonus. This will recap how to remain compliant with the IRS and still be able to bring holiday cheer to your hard working employees.
- All cash bonuses are considered compensation, so like wages they are going to be taxed. They should be run through your payroll provider so the correct taxes are taken out.
- Not all bonuses need to be cash, sometimes a tangible gift with a bow will do the trick
- Lastly some companies offer an extra paid day off in lieu of a cash bonus
Read this article from Workest for more on the nitty, gritty of a holiday bonus versus a year end performance based bonus.