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Abandoned pay stub leads to EPA suit

04/28/2016
A forgotten pay stub wound up costing an Irving trucking company $45,000.

From direct deposit to paycards: E-pay options abound

04/28/2016
More than halfway into the second decade of the 21st century, it should come as no surprise that most employees have their pay deposited directly into their bank accounts.

2016 All-States Chart on Direct Deposit/Paycards

04/26/2016
This month’s chart lists states’ laws on Direct Deposits and Paycards.

Bad records nix deductions for kids' wages

04/25/2016
Kids are expensive. So wouldn’t it be great if you could pay them to do their chores and deduct those payments as wages? But you can’t.

IRS drops the veil on payroll audits

04/22/2016
The IRS has issued interim guidance that clarifies and updates auditors’ responsibilities during payroll audits.

When do we need to deliver a final check?

04/14/2016
Q. If we decide to terminate an employee for poor performance, can we provide his final paycheck on our next regular payroll date?

HRAs clarified again

04/14/2016
Will the IRS ever be finished with clarifying how health reimbursement arrangements fit into the Affordable Care Act? Maybe, but not anytime soon.

Payroll RAQs (rarely asked questions)

04/11/2016
Are noncompetes taxable? Can employee choice trigger constructive receipt?

EEOC to collect wage data on the EEO-1

04/08/2016
Payroll administrators, get ready to supply wage and hour data and W-2 data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Form EEO-1.

ACA's third affordability safe harbor set for 2016

04/06/2016

If you use the Affordable Care Act’s third affordability safe harbor, group health benefits are affordable if employees’ monthly premiums for self-only coverage for the lowest cost plan don’t exceed 9.66% of the federal poverty line divided by 12.

Payroll news you can use

04/04/2016

Here are digests of some recently released official announcements from the IRS.

April 2016: Employer's business tax calendar

03/31/2016

Here's your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

What a difference a weekend makes: a Form 941 reprieve

03/30/2016
You get a two-day reprieve for filing your first-quarter Form 941—instead of the regular April 30 due date—forms are due on May 2, 2016. Here are some tips for completing your 941 forms. 

Small startups may credit research costs against FICA

03/28/2016
Thanks to the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, small startup businesses now qualify for the research and development tax credit.

The penalty for failing to e-file? Well, it depends

03/24/2016
Never give the IRS a choice about how to calculate penalties.
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