Category Archives: Employment Tax

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Top Ten Tips for Year-End Success in 2015

Payroll, human resources, tax and accounting professionals, year-end is fast approaching. Can you hear the clock ticking? Will you be in compliance with the newest employment tax law changes? Do you know all the states that will have a FUTA credit reduction? Will the Form 941 totals you report to the IRS match the W-2…Read More »


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How Companies Are Preparing for New Overtime Regulations

On June 30, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced proposed rules amending the regulations governing certain overtime exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will broaden the number and range of employees who qualify for overtime pay. While these regulations may still be months away before being finalized, most companies will…Read More »


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Reduction in Taxable Wage Base Means Michigan Employers Pay Less in Unemployment Taxes

The Unemployment Insurance Agency, which operates Michigan’s unemployment insurance program by collecting unemployment taxes from employers, recently announced that businesses will pay less in unemployment taxes due to a reduction in the state’s Taxable Wage Base starting in the third quarter of 2015.1 This reduction only applies to contributing employers who pay unemployment taxes and…Read More »


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What You Need to Know About Maine’s New Income Withholding and Unemployment Tax Filing Process

At the beginning of the year, the Maine Revenue Services (MRS) and the Maine Department of Labor changed the way companies will need to file their income tax withholding and unemployment taxes.[1]  In the past, businesses could combine their reporting of these two taxes, but businesses now need to file each separately. According to the MRS,…Read More »


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Payroll Tax Overview for Georgia

The mechanics of payroll tax law vary widely by state, so knowing how to file and pay payroll taxes can be a challenge. The following payroll tax overview should help give companies a better sense of the specific requirements in Georgia, assist them in filing taxes accurately, and help payroll tax managers mitigate the penalties…Read More »


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e-Filers Take Note: IRS e-Help Desk Reduces Service Hours Leading Up to Tax Deadline

Go to the ADP Tax Locator With the April 15 tax deadline looming, corporate tax filers, including those in accounting, finance and HR departments, should take notice of a change to the IRS’s e-Help Desk service for 2015. Through April 17, 2015, the IRS e-Help Desk service will no longer be available for extended weekday…Read More »


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Ohio Electronic Payroll Tax Overview

Ohio employers have a lot going for them when it comes to state taxes. In fact, the Ohio Business Gateway (OBG), the state’s online tax filing portal, has been recognized nationally as a one-stop site for employers.[1] The site offers electronic registration and filing for a multitude of tax types, including unemployment tax, withholding tax,…Read More »


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Payroll Tax Overview for Maryland

The mechanics of payroll tax law vary widely by state, so knowing how to file and pay payroll taxes in a timely manner can be challenging. The following payroll tax overview should help give companies a better sense of the specific requirements in Maryland, assist them in filing taxes accurately, and help payroll tax managers…Read More »


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Florida Reemployment Tax Overview

In 2012, the Unemployment Compensation program was rebranded as the Reemployment Assistance Program by the Florida Legislature. As in other states, the program remains under the Social Security Act and the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, but Florida decided to focus the program on assisting the unemployed in finding new employment.[1] The mechanics of payroll tax…Read More »


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Payroll Tax Overview for Massachusetts

Unlike many other states that still allow employers to file and pay payroll taxes by mail, Massachusetts has streamlined their payroll tax system and has mandated that most employers file and pay withholding taxes electronically[1] as well as file and pay unemployment taxes electronically.[2] The mechanics of payroll tax law vary widely by state, so…Read More »



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