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Four States and One U.S. Territory Could be Subject to a FUTA Credit Reduction in 2015 (Update)

The end of the calendar year is approaching quickly and businesses need to be mindful of the various deadlines that can affect them, including the November 10 deadline for states that have outstanding Federal Unemployment Trust Fund loans that are being used to help states pay for unemployment benefits. These loans directly impact the amount…Read More »


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Considering Moving Payroll In-House? What Business Owners Should Know

According to the National Small Business Association (NSBA), the 2013 Small Business Taxation Survey found that 40 percent of small business owners outsource their payroll while 60 percent said they handle it in-house. Of those handling the process internally, nearly one in four report spending more than six hours per month on the task. [1]…Read More »


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Nine States Could be Subject to a FUTA Credit Reduction in 2015 (See UPDATE)

UPDATE to FUTA CREDIT REDUCTION The end of the calendar year is approaching quickly and businesses need to be mindful of the various deadlines that can affect them, including the November 10 deadline for states that have outstanding Federal Unemployment Trust Fund loans that are being used to help states pay for unemployment benefits. These…Read More »


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Take the Leap: How Does a 366-Day Year Affect Payroll?

Is it possible to have two leap years back to back? For HR and payroll professionals, the answer is yes with two anomalous payroll years in a row. With 27 pay periods in 2015 and 366 days in 2016, employers should review their payroll and employment tax practices, and communicate with employees about any potential…Read More »


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[Infographic] Getting Up to Speed on ACA Reporting Requirements

As an employer, did you know the penalties for making errors on ACA reporting have more than doubled this year? Under the Trade Preferences Extension Act, which was enacted in June 2015, the maximum penalty for failure to file and failure to furnish required information returns (including Forms 1095-C) has now doubled to $6 million…Read More »


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Steep Penalties Face Employers That Don’t File Accurate ACA Information Returns

As part of the Trade Preferences Extension Act signed into law by President Obama in June 2015, employers that fail to file correct information returns with the IRS or fail to provide correct payee statements could face steep penalties[1]. The increased penalties would apply to returns and statements to be filed after December 31, 2015…Read More »


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IRS Changes Tax Filing Guidelines to Help Curb Identity Theft

In March, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen called upon the IRS, state revenue agencies and leaders in the payroll tax industry to come together and discuss tax refund fraud at a security summit in Washington, D.C. In a report published after that meeting, participating groups recognized that identity theft is putting tremendous pressure on the tax…Read More »


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Recent Amendment Seeks to Clarify California’s Paid Sick Leave Law

On July 1, a California law pertaining to paid sick leave for employees went into effect. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which was signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown last September, was intended to provide employees with a program that offers paid sick leave when they need it. This law, according to…Read More »


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[Infographic] What Employers Need to Know About Federal Limits in 2016

It may read October on the calendar, but it’s never too early for employers to start thinking about 2016 and understand upcoming changes that may impact their business. This infographic on federal limits outlines important information for employers regarding Medicare taxable earnings, the tax rate for Social Security and tax credit provisions. View the PDF version…Read More »


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IRS Releases Final 2015 ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions

On September 16th, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published final Forms 1094-B and 1095-B, Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, and corresponding form instructions for tax year 2015. Forms 1094-C and 1095-C will be used by employers to report offers of health insurance coverage made to their full-time employees. The final forms did not include any major…Read More »



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