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Final regs OK mandatory state payroll deduction IRA plans

Five states have enacted laws that require certain employers to set up auto-enrollment IRAs for their employees.

In the Payroll Mailbag …

Sick pay payouts … No SSN number

Federal contractors are on the hook for paid sick time

The regs become effective with new or renewing contracts signed on or after Jan. 1, 2017.

Regulatory alert: IRS and OSHA

The government has been busy adding to its regulatory agenda. Here’s the latest news from the regulations front.

Set ’em up Santa: Checklist for year-end processes

Just like dominos, many things must fall into place this month and next month in order for your year-end to proceed as smoothly as possible.

Employees can self-certify late 401(k) rollovers

Under new guidance, the IRS will allow plan administrators to accept late rollovers if employees self-certify, in writing, that they couldn’t make their rollovers on time due to one of these circumstances.

All-States Chart on 2016 W-2 Filing Dates/E-Filing Requirements

E-filing requirements for each state.

Crunch time is now for W-2s

Everyone—employees and the Social Security Administration—must have their W-2 copies by Jan. 31, 2017. Plus, you’ll only be able to apply to the IRS for one for-cause 30-day filing extension,

Company wins its $1.3 million unclaimed property suit

Delaware has settled its attempt to collect $1.3 million from a Tennessee company that failed to escheat one $147 unclaimed paycheck to it.

Payroll 2017: Get the latest numbers while they’re hot

The IRS has released the 2017 personal exemption amount, which doubles as the value of one withholding allowance for an annual pay period.