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Payroll

Regulations galore from the IRS, DOL and HHS!

01/17/2019
Here are digests of proposed regulations and related guidance issued by the IRS, the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services.

In the Payroll Mailbag: February ’19

01/17/2019
Are expenses paid directly to third parties still taxable? … Are parking stipends excludable as transportation fringes?

Walkin’ on sunshine (once we spring forward)

01/17/2019
Daylight-saving time begins at 2:00 a.m., March 10, 2019.

‘Fair reading’ of FLSA exemptions gets a test drive

01/17/2019
In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Encino Motors v. Navarro that exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act should be given a “fair reading,” instead of a narrow construction. Two federal appellate court decisions have put their stamp on just what counts as a fair reading.

Special analysis: Free lunch or employer heartburn?

01/17/2019
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s extension of the 50% corporate deduction limit to convenience meals shines a new light on these meals and has allowed the IRS to refine its previous guidance.

Avoid the tax fraud trap when filing Forms 1099-MISC

01/17/2019
Workers are using a civil damages statute to claim they are employees.

2019 standard mileage rate increases 3.5¢ a mile

01/17/2019
The IRS’ standard mileage rate, which you can use to reimburse employees who drive their own cars on business, or to value employees’ personal use of company vehicles first made available to employees this year, increases to 58¢ a mile for 2019, up 3.5¢ from the 2018 rate.

February 2019: Employer’s business tax calendar

12/31/2018
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

IRS begins free-rider penalty process for 2016 coverage

12/13/2018
In 2017, the IRS began cracking down on applicable large employers that didn’t offer affordable minimum value group health benefits to at least 70% of their full-time employees during 2015. It’s now turning its attention to calendar year 2016.

Forms 1095 must be provided to employees by March 4

12/13/2018
The IRS is extending the time you have to provide employees with Forms 1095-C/1095-B to March 4, 2019.