Don’t live it up when you’re out on FMLA leave. A federal trial ruled an employer didn’t retaliate against an employee who was out on FMLA leave and who was observed by colleagues and a private investigator as acting in a manner inconsistent with her injuries.

Standard time begins Nov. 7

September 16, 2021

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour to standard time at 2:00 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 7.
Here’s how the 60-day postponement period should be calculated when a disaster declaration doesn’t contain an incident date.
Failing to file your information returns next year will cost you more. The IRS has released the inflation-adjusted penalties for 2022.
It’s not even the first full workweek of September and we already have a lot on our plate. Read this before you squeeze one more weekend out of summer.
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.
Last year, as employees were piling up accrued time they couldn’t use, the IRS allowed them to cash out their unused time, donate the cash to their employers and their employers would donate the cash to charitable organizations helping people impacted by the pandemic. The IRS has extended this relief through the end of this year.
Questions put to reps from other federal agencies at the American Payroll Association’s virtual Congress.
The IRS still deals with tons of paper tax returns. Even more paper is generated when the IRS sues taxpayers to collect back taxes. And all of this paper is beginning to trip up the IRS in unusual ways. Sometimes it comes out on top; other times it loses. Two cases illustrate.
The first time the Tax Inspector General for Tax Administration looked into the IRS’ backup withholding program in 2016, it found payers didn’t backup withhold nearly $9 billion in income taxes. Despite the IRS’ assurances it would do a better job, payers didn’t backup withhold $13.3 billion in income taxes in 2018.