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Payroll

Taxpayer First Act impacts payroll administration

07/18/2019
The bulk of the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 deals with updating and modernizing the IRS. The payroll provisions, however, may not be so easy to swallow.

Sorry, you can’t expense that new Lamborghini

07/09/2019
Finance departments know they need to keep a close eye on employees’ expense reports. That hasn’t stemmed the flow of eyebrow-raising reimbursement requests some employees have submitted, according to a new Robert Half Management Resources survey.

August 2019: Employer’s business tax calendar

06/20/2019
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

Federal court invalidates association health plan regs

06/20/2019
The Department of Labor’s final regulations on association health plans allow small employers to form bona fide groups, or associations, to buy group health insurance. Now a federal trial court has invalidated the bulk of these regs.

In the Payroll Mailbag: July ’19

06/20/2019
Employee vs. the IRS: Who wins? … Are employer-provided computers taxable? … 1099s for LLCs: To provide or not to provide … Health insurance reporting for a married couple

Car/SUV valuation set for standard mileage rule

06/20/2019
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act hiked the value of cars, trucks and SUVs that qualify for the standard mileage rate valuation method for employees who put personal miles on company vehicles.

Now what, after DOL releases proposed salary-level regs?

06/20/2019
What to do now that the Department of Labor has proposed regulations that would increase the guaranteed weekly salary employees must earn to retain their FLSA-exempt status? Key: The regs don’t change the Fair Labor Standards Act’s exempt duties tests.

OCSE clarifies withholding on lump-sum payments

06/20/2019
The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, with an assist from the Department of Labor, has reiterated that 100% withholding isn’t legal for payments that are attributable to wages, regardless of state law.

ABCs of worker classification

06/20/2019
There are three basic payroll tests for worker classification: the IRS’ 20-factor test, the Department of Labor’s six-factor test and the ABC test.

The other shoe drops for 2020 withholding: Pub. 15-T

06/10/2019
The IRS is serious about changing withholding for 2020. Just one week after releasing the draft W-4, it has released a draft of the employer’s instructions—new Pub. 15-T.