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Avoid the tax fraud trap when filing Forms 1099-MISC

Workers are using a civil damages statute to claim they are employees.

2019 standard mileage rate increases 3.5¢ a mile

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

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

IRS begins free-rider penalty process for 2016 coverage

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

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

Employees out with the flu? Check your FMLA compliance

A new opinion letter from the Department of Labor concluded that the suspension of accrued no-fault attendance points during an employee’s FMLA leave didn’t always run afoul of the law’s noninterference provisions.

Year-end 2018: Light at the end of the tunnel

Use this worksheet to reconcile your four quarterly 941s and W-2s, so the amounts you report to the SSA and the IRS match.

E-news you can use

It’s not exactly news that Payroll depends heavily on electronic transactions. There is news on electronic payments that promises to make your life easier.

2019 income taxes: Get it right the first time

Employees will get their first taste of how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed their income taxes when they file their 2018 1040s. They can avoid sticker shock with this year’s taxes by ensuring that their income tax withholding aligns with their tax liability. Here’s the basic information they’ll need to make this determination.

January 2019: Employer’s business tax calendar

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