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December 2019: Employer’s business tax calendar

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

In the Payroll Mailbag: November ’19

W-2s: Pay to play? … Reporting taxable perks for VPs

Clock winds down on WOTC

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

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

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

FICA wage base increases to $137,700 in 2020

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

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

DOL opinion letters address FMLA, FLSA, CCPA

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

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

How voluntary is a voluntary wage assignment? … O’Dowd, O Dowd or O-Dowd?