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Senate passes CARES Act; onto the House, then to the President

As passed by the Senate, the CARES Act contains the following provisions.

House passes coronavirus rescue bill

Using expedited procedures, the House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) early March 14. The Senate is expected to pass a similar measure within days, and President Trump has said he will sign it into law.

April 2020: Employer’s business tax calendar

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

If the check’s in the mail, withhold and report

Mail delivery being what it is these days, you can’t really be sure whether retirees or terminated employees receive their pension distribution checks. That doesn’t matter, according to the IRS.

DOL sets 2020 penalties

The Department of Labor has announced the 2020 inflation adjustments to penalties for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and ERISA.

Payroll FYI: Legal memoranda from the IRS

The IRS is a prodigious publisher. Here are digests of three recently released legal memoranda.

Fix it fast: Accounting for repaid wages & taxes

If you front load employees’ vacation leave at the beginning of a year, and they take some time off but terminate their employment before they’ve earned the equivalent of their annual leave, you’ve technically advanced employees wages and now you’re owed a debt.

Dentist pays the price for brushing off the IRS

Dentists and the IRS have a lot in common. Both can use painful tools to compel compliance. But in a recent contest between the IRS and a dental practice, it was the dentist who got the drill and the IRS came out on top.

2020 standard mileage rate decreases a half cent per mile

Formerly 58¢ per mile, the rate is now 57.5¢ per mile for 2020.

March 2020: Employer’s business tax calendar

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