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Payroll

In the Payroll Mailbag: November ’19

10/21/2019
W-2s: Pay to play? … Reporting taxable perks for VPs

Clock winds down on WOTC

10/21/2019
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit provides an elective general business credit to employers that hire individuals who are members of one or more targeted groups. Maximum credit per employee: $2,400.

Proposed regs raise the value of company vehicles

10/21/2019
The base value of company vehicles that qualify for a simplified method of determining employees’ personal use of company vehicles—the fleet valuation rule or the standard mileage rule—increases substantially under proposed regulations.

2019 W-2s: No changes to reporting health benefits

10/21/2019
Use this chart to determine whether you must report health benefits on employees’ W-2s.

FICA wage base increases to $137,700 in 2020

10/10/2019
The Social Security Administration has announced that the 2020 taxable wage base for the Social Security portion of FICA increases to $137,700.

November 2019: Employer’s business tax calendar

09/30/2019
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

DOL opinion letters address FMLA, FLSA, CCPA

09/23/2019
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently issued three opinion letters addressing employer-submitted questions about the FMLA, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Consumer Credit Protection Act.

HDHPs can cover more preventive services

09/19/2019
With certain exceptions, HDHPs can’t start reimbursing employees until they meet those high deductibles. The IRS recently added to the exceptions for preventive services.

In the Payroll Mailbag: October ’19

09/19/2019
How voluntary is a voluntary wage assignment? … O’Dowd, O Dowd or O-Dowd?

DOL nods to one-duty rule for highly compensated employees

09/19/2019
The Department of Labor has concluded in an opinion letter to an inquiring employer that paralegals who earn $100,000 or more could qualify for the administrative exemption, if they performed one duty of an exempt administrator.