Advice

For the 2019 plan year, group health plans are affordable if employees’ monthly premiums don’t exceed 9.86% of your chosen safe harbor.
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour, to standard time, at 2:00 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 4.
The Social Security Administration is again sending no-match letters, called Educational Correspondence Announcements, to employers that file W-2s on which employees’ names and Social Security numbers don’t match its records. Warning: W-2s with these mismatches may also garner penalties from the IRS.
Is it chocolate bars? Candy corn (the original white, orange and yellow, of course)? Anything with peanuts? You can have a sweet Halloween if you complete these early year-end tasks now.
The Social Security Administration is a few days away from releasing the 2019 Social Security taxable wage base.
Following temporary regulations that have been in effect since the 2017 W-2 filing season, final regulations restrict your ability to request an extension of time to file W-2s to one 30-day, nonautomatic request.
“I didn’t know an employee worked overtime” won’t get you far if a manager flouts the overtime rules, a federal trial court has held. Worse: The court is letting a jury decide whether the employer acted willfully when it failed to pay overtime to the employee.
Tax protesting can cross the line and when it does, it’s bad news for you, since the easiest way for protestors to make their point is to go where their money is, and that’s right into the Payroll department and their W-4s. Here are some tips for shutting down these actions.
You’re not the only one having trouble with Form 941-X. In email advice to an employee, the IRS had to clarify the phrase “claim an adjustment,” which appears in its training materials. A confused auditor isn’t going to give you his or her best stuff, so it’s best if you know the rules, too.
Employees are suing their employers for unauthorized disclosure of their personal identifying information. Courts are letting those lawsuits proceed.