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June 2017: Employer's business tax calendar

04/26/2017
Here's your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

Regs ease up on employers' matching 401(k) contributions

04/26/2017
Employees are always vested in the amounts they contribute into their 401(k) plan accounts on a pretax basis. The same isn’t true for employer matching contributions, which means that 401(k) plans must account for forfeitures when employees leave before they become vested.

In the Payroll Mailbag ...

04/26/2017
Will this W-2 attract the IRS? ... Free legal services as a tax-free fringe benefit

Payroll odds and ends from recent IRS email advice

04/26/2017
The IRS is a prodigious publisher. Here are digests of emails sent between IRS offices.

ACA affordability safe harbors set for 2017 plan year

04/26/2017
If you use one of the ACA’s affordability safe harbors, now is the time to determine whether your group plan meets the 2017 affordability standards.

Your kids' summer employment: Yes, you need time sheets

04/26/2017
Even children who work in the family business must have their time recorded on time sheets. What’s more, those time sheets must be credible, if you want to take a salary deduction for the wages you’ll pay your kids this summer.

Snapshot: Employers are the nation's tax collectors

04/04/2017
More than $2.6 trillion flows through U.S. employers to Uncle Sam.

May 2017: Employer's business tax calendar

03/31/2017
Here's your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

All-states chart on mandatory breaks

03/24/2017
Your guide to rules on mandatory breaks in each state.

In the Payroll Mailbag ...

03/23/2017
On-call pay conundrums ... Tread carefully with executive pay

Cities get their own safe harbor for auto-enrollment IRAs

03/23/2017
Final regulations allow cities, counties and other political subdivisions with populations equal to or greater than the population of the least populated state to require private employers without retirement plans to auto-enroll employees into IRAs without running into ERISA.

Standard mileage rule: SUVs up $100, cars unchanged

03/23/2017
Employers that use the standard mileage rate to value employees’ personal use of company vehicles are restricted to supplying vehicles of modest value.

Get the math right for weekly and biweekly support payments

03/23/2017
Some state child support agencies are still adding an amount due to account for anomalies created by pay periods other than monthly, in addition to the monthly amount due that’s ordered by a court.

Same-day ACH takes off with payroll

03/23/2017
Rule changes at NACHA allow same-day settlements of payroll items.

For payroll, Form 941 makes April the cruelest month

03/23/2017
April is the cruelest month not because it can be chilly and damp, but because your first quarter Form 941 is due May 1.
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