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Special analysis: FOIA request as a post-audit strategy

Tax auditors generate lots of paper and electronic files during audits. You can use those resources to your advantage during post-audit penalty negotiations with an IRS appeals officer.

Clocks spring forward on March 12

Daylight-saving time begins at 2:00 a.m., March 12, 2017.

Phase 2 for 2018 W-2s begins

The earlier you fix errors on your W-2s, the less you’ll pay in penalties to the IRS.

1099-MISC: Right amount, wrong status, no tax fraud

Can you be sued by someone you misclassified as an independent contractor?

Gentlemen, start your engines @ 53.5¢ per mile

For 2017, the IRS’ standard mileage rate drops to 53.5¢ a mile, from 54¢ a mile.

Et tu, W-2? Replacing misplaced forms

Panicky phone calls to the Payroll department from employees who lost their original W-2s are about as predictable as the sun rising in the east. You need a strategy for dealing with the reissued W-2 process.

Have contractors use official business name on invoices

Make sure independent contractors invoice your company in their official business entity’s name, not simply with their name.

New NYDOL regs address direct deposit, paycards

The New York Department of Labor has issued regulations covering how employers manage payroll direct deposit and debit cards.

February 2017: Employer’s business tax calendar

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

IRS warns against health plans’ double dipping

Double dips are great for ice cream cones, but not group health benefits.