All Items: Payroll

  • IRS Outlines Form W-2 Scam Data-Loss Reporting Procedures

    April 3, 2017

    The IRS has outlined the steps employers should take to help protect employees from tax-related identity theft caused by Form W-2 scams.

  • Auto-Enrollment IRAs Overturned Under Congressional Review Act

    March 31, 2017

    Congress has voted to overturn the US Department of Labor rule regarding auto-enrollment IRAs. The joint resolution now heads to the President's desk for signature.

  • FICA Refund Claim Guidance Issued by IRS

    March 27, 2017

    The IRS has issued Rev. Proc. 2017-28, clarifying the procedure by which an employer may request an employee's consent to seek a refund of overwithheld FICA taxes on the employee's behalf, beginning June 5, 2017.

  • Paycard Regulations Invalidated in New York, Challenged at Federal Level

    February 21, 2017

    The State of New York Industrial Board of Appeals has issued a decision invalidating final paycard regulations. In addition, a resolution has been introduced in the US House of Representatives challenging forthcoming federal paycard regulations.

  • Form W-2 Scams Targeting HR and Payroll Resurface, IRS Warns

    January 30, 2017

    The IRS has issued a warning to HR and payroll professionals about an email scam that falsely uses the name of an actual corporate officer within their own organization to request employees' Forms W-2 containing their personal identifying information, including names, Social Security numbers (SSNs) and income information.

  • IRS Provides Guidance on Safe Harbor for De Minimis Errors Made on Forms W-2, 1099

    January 5, 2017

    The IRS has issued Notice 2017-09, under which an employer or payer that makes a single mathematical error on a Form W-2 or 1099 is automatically relieved from penalties under the safe harbor for de minimis errors on information returns.

  • 21st Century Cures Act Eases Small Employer ACA Restrictions

    December 20, 2016

    The 21st Century Cures Act will allow certain qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements (QSEHRAs), create W-2 reporting requirements, and include notice requirements.

  • Business Standard Mileage Rate Decreases for 2017

    December 14, 2016

    The IRS has issued Notice 2016-79, which provides the 2017 standard mileage rates for business, charitable, medical or moving expense purposes, and the maximum standard automobile cost used to compute the allowance under a fixed and variable rate (FAVR) plan.

  • CFPB Final Regulations Impact Employer Paycard Programs

    November 30, 2016

    Under final regulations issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) pertaining to prepaid debit and credit cards, employers that pay wages using paycards will be required to provide employees with additional disclosures as of October 1, 2017.

  • New Pennsylvania Payroll Debit Card Law Contains Many Restrictions

    November 16, 2016

    Pennsylvania employers will be permitted to pay employees' wages, salaries, commissions or other payments by payroll debit card under a new law taking effect May 5, 2017.

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