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IRS Issues Guidance on Additional Medicare Tax

This article was originally featured in our ADP Eye on Washington update. On November 30, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations and updated Questions and Answers in relation to the additional 0.9% Medicare tax imposed on high earners, which is effective January 1, 2013.  Background Effective for wages paid on or after January…Read More »

Hurricane Sandy Tax Relief Proposal on the Horizon

Help On The Way Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will introduce legislation to reduce taxes for individuals and businesses in the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Areas. Click here to review a recent press release highlighting the key points of the tax benefits. The proposal, among other things, calls for a hiring incentive of…Read More »

Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Increases for 2012 and 2013

This article was originally featured in our ADP Eye on Washington update. The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) tax rate is normally 0.6% of taxable wages paid, or $42 per employee per year. However, employers in eighteen states and the U.S. Virgin Islands will pay increased FUTA taxes in January 2013, based on FUTA taxable wages paid…Read More »

Employee Portion Medicare Increases for 2013

As a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (HR 3590), certain higher wage employees will see an increase in their portion of Medicare tax in 2013. The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HR 4872) clarifies the income thresholds that will be subject to this increase, which are outlined below….Read More »

Increasing Electronic Employment Tax Filing Presents Compliance Challenges for Employers

In a recent study commissioned by the ADP Research Institute and written by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., under the direction of Managing Editor Anthony A. Harris and Contributing Editor Kenneth Savell, Esq. on Trends in Electronic Filing and Deposit Mandates for Employers we explored how the march toward all-electronic tax payment and return filing…Read More »

California Election Results: What They May Mean for Business

California voters went to the polls recently to cast their votes, not only for their candidates of choice, but also on several ballot measures that may affect individuals and businesses far beyond the state’s borders. Two particularly notable measures that voters passed are Proposition 30 and Proposition 39. Proposition 30 This is a vital component…Read More »

California Enterprise Zone Credits May Represent a Golden Opportunity

This week, ADP is participating in the California Association of Enterprise Zone’s CA EZ Annual Conference. For many companies, California is the Golden State of opportunity. As the largest economy in the 50 states, and the equivalent of one of the top 10 economies in the world, many companies will set up operations within the state. Although…Read More »

Employment Tax – 10 Tips For A More Successful Year-End

Year-end payroll processing is here. There are a few things you can do to help make the process as smooth as possible. We recently shared these top tips from our year-end tax specialists during a Tax Insights webinar: Applied for Identification Numbers (IDs) Employers should ensure that a valid state ID has been obtained and…Read More »

Rising Cost of Banking May Increase Cost to Pay Employees

In a recent article, the Huffington Post reported that “Free Checking Accounts Inch Toward Extinction As Cost of Banking Rises.” According to a survey by cited in the article, only 39% of U.S. banks offer non-interest checking accounts on a stand-alone basis. That’s down from 45% last year and 76% in 2009. Costs that…Read More »

The Edge of the Fiscal Cliff…Where We Stand Today

As the long pre-election Congressional recess comes to an end, Congress is faced with the task of determining the fate of many legislative fiscal measures to prevent the “Fiscal Cliff”, which is reference to a variety of pending tax extender legislation. It is, by far, the primary issue that Congress and the President plan to…Read More »


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