Peace of Mind with Telpay

wellspring-supportAs an entrepreneur, it can be very exciting -and stressful -to watch your business grow. Meet Nicole Funk, Executive Director of Wellspring Support Inc, who used to worry about her payroll process or whether that vendor got paid on time.

Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Wellspring Support is a comprehensive, community-oriented service provider offering innovative day programming for adults with developmental, physical and behavioural challenges. With a new location and new staff hires, Wellspring is now a medium sized business and growing.

I had a chance to talk with Nicole about her new peace of mind on her business payments and how other entrepreneurs might find it helpful.

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Next Business Day, Bill Pay

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Nowadays, it feels like we are living in a fast food mentality. We can no longer wait for anything and want it faster. No time to cook, so you do fast food. Why go to a traditional store, when you can buy the perfect item online. What about your bill payments? How does “Next Business day, Bill pay,” sound to you? Here’s a review of Telpay’s Payables Funding Options.

Payables funding options are really important because this is how Telpay receives money from your business to process your payables payments. There are two available funding options. You can choose to send money to Telpay via online banking which has a one-day lead time or request Telpay to automatically withdraw the money from your bank account through Pre-Authorized Debit which requires a four-day lead time.

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Worry-Free CRA Payments

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Are you tired of waiting for Government Remittance payments to get through to CRA? Concerned with incurring penalty and interest charges for late payments? With Telpay for Business software, you no longer have to wait or worry.

Next Business Day CRA Payments

Simply submit your Government Remittance separately from your payroll and your payment will be processed the very next business day.  The required forms are conveniently built right into your Telpay for Business Software.

Plus, businesses can make CRA Payments to the following:
• Source Deduction
• T2 Corporation
• GST/HST
• Excise Tax
• Excise duty
• Part XIII – non-resident withholding tax
• Nova Scotia’s Workers Compensation Board
• T1 individual

Worry-free with Telpay

Sign up for a November webinar and learn how to easily make your Government Remittance payments. We’ll even send you a $5 Starbucks gift card to say thank you. Sit back, relax and learn about Government Remittance features with Telpay.

Government Remittance Training – November 17

Bookkeeping Firm of the Year – AIS Solutions

celebrateCongratulations to Juliet Aurora CPB, President and CEO of AIS Solutions in Burlington Ontario, for being honoured by the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC) as the Bookkeeping Firm of The Year. Juliet is a long time Telpay customer and proud partner in our ASP Program.

The Bookkeeping Firm of the Year Award was created to recognize a member firm who upholds the IPBC standards and ideals. As well as a firm that has had significant success along with contributing to their community. Juliet Aurora and AIS Solutions are very deserving.

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The Better Way to Pay Anyone

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We have all seen the commercials bragging about their products such as, “the ultimate driving machine,” by BMW or “Look Ma, no cavities,” by Crest. Hey, I do like BMW’s, but as a Volvo owner, I am not sure BMW is the ultimate ride. Also, I have used Crest toothpaste but still got a couple of fillings to fix those cavities. Taglines can be catchy, but are they true? When it comes to bill payments, Telpay is “The Better Way to Pay,” because you can pay anyone. Here’s why.

With Telpay’s all-in-one comprehensive payment system, you really can pay anyone. From payroll, government remittances, supplier invoices, expense accounts, one off payment, USD payments, international payments and more. We truly can help you streamline and eliminate manual processes while retaining existing controls. You can reduce costs and save time and be more efficient.  We have answers to some of those burning questions about paying anyone.

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How to Optimize Your CRA Payment Experience

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As an accounting professional, it sometimes feels like the payment cycle never stops. Whether it is month end invoices from suppliers, a one-off payment to a consultant in Pittsburgh or running a bi-monthly payroll for your employees, along with the source deductions to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Let’s take a closer look at remitting payroll deductions, how to pay them and explore available options.

Running payroll means you also have to remit the CPP contributions, the EI premiums, and income tax deducted from your employees’ income, along with your share of CPP contributions and EI premiums.

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Thanks a Latte for Switching to Electronic Payments

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October is the month to be thankful. Aside from unpacking those chunky knit sweaters and immersing ourselves in pumpkin spice everything we must take a moment to give thanks. Here at Telpay we would like to thank YOU for making the switch to electronic payments by saying “Thanks a latte!”

As a valued Telpay customer, you are a special part of our business and just like a latte we want to make your transition to electronic payments as smooth as possible.

That’s why we encourage you to join us for a payables webinar this October where you will learn how to:
• Pay all your suppliers electronically
• Process your payables as early as the next business day
• Leave it to Telpay to collect banking information from your suppliers

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Foolproof Tips For an Enjoyable Thanksgiving

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Telpay will be closed for Thanksgiving on October 10th 2016, and no electronic payments will be processed. We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy a stress-free holiday, so we have created the following advice.

Steps to Enjoy the Thanksgiving Long Weekend:

  1. Plan your payments in advance, to avoid any surprises.
  2. Check our Holiday Schedule to be sure on funding deadlines.
  3. Double check someone is bringing pie.
  4. Relax, and enjoy spending time with loved ones.

Hopefully, this will help you spend more time with family and less time worrying about payment deadlines.

Customer Spotlight: AIS Solutions

ais-spotlightAs a business owner or accounting professional, we all like things to be hassle free…right! Meet Juliet Aurora, founder of AIS Solutions in Burlington, Ontario and a Telpay ASP Partner. Juliet and her team at AIS Solutions, pride themselves on providing business owners with “no hassle” bookkeeping done right.

In 2000, while in search of work-life balance, Juliet made the decision to set up an accounting business from her home. From those humble beginnings, Juliet has grown AIS Solutions into a full-service bookkeeping and small business advisory firm with a team of ten. And, this fall she will be launching a cutting edge Training and Support community for Bookkeepers called Kninja Knetwork. Juliet has found her work-life balance by incorporating tools that help her succeed in all aspects of AIS Solutions. Today, she successfully runs a thriving business while still making time for her family and friends.

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How to Transition Back to Work this Fall

fall-back-workHow come summer always seems to end too soon? As Canadians, that is our reality of living in a beautiful country with four distinct seasons. Instead of thinking of fall as an end of summer or time to get back to work, how about a time for a change, just like the leaves changing colours.

Here are four tips to help make your transition into fall a more enthusiastic and upbeat experience:

Organize: To increase your productivity and help you feel a sense of accomplishment, consider organizing your work area or office, including your computer files or folders. Remember cleaning is not just a spring thing, but can also help you get organized in the fall.

Prioritize: Jumping back into everything all at once can leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed. It is better to prioritize what needs to get done right away. Try to sort through emails, projects and deal with the most important ones first. Prioritizing will relieve stress and get you back in the work groove.

Efficiency: Find ways to be more efficient with processes at work.  Do you find you are spending too much time doing things manually in your payables process? With Telpay for Business, you can streamline your payable process by paying multiple accounts in one transaction or scheduling payment dates that suit your cash flow.

Routine: After a busy summer, it feels great to get back into a routine. Everyone is unique with different lives and schedules. Going back to a routine can be as easy as going to bed at a regular time, bringing your lunch to work or even getting back to the gym. Only you know what works and feels best for you.

So next time when your alarm goes off, we hope that these tips will get you more confident about work, by embracing the change that fall brings. Besides shoes are still better than sorrels!

Have a Lovely Long Labour Day Weekend

labour-day2016-bannerWe would like to remind our customers that the Telpay offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, and will not be processing any payroll direct deposit or payable payments.

If you need confirmation on payment funding and processing times, check out our holiday funding schedule.

The Labour Day long weekend can be bittersweet as everyone says goodbye to summer. An extra day off provides a great opportunity to complete any unfinished activities on your summer wish list, whether you are planning a quick getaway or enjoying a day at the beach.

We hope that you are able to make the most of this long weekend. Telpay’s regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6.

2016 Accounting Technology Seminar Coming to a City Near You

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Telpay is once again a proud sponsor of the Accounting Technology Seminar series. For over 24 years, the Accounting Technology series has helped thousands of professional advisors navigate the latest and greatest available technologies in the accounting and bookkeeping industry.

The tour will be traveling across Canada from October 4 to October 27 in all major cities. Get inspired, network with peers, and meet industry leaders. In addition, certified accountants and bookkeepers will earn eight professional develop credits.

Register Early and Win!
Register before September 1, 2016, and you will be entered for a chance to win an iPad. Many cities sell out quickly so reserve your spot now!

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Don’t Sweat the Postal Talks

sweat-talksAs the talks continue in the 30-day cool off period between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, businesses are still sweating about the possibility of a mail disruption. Continue reading