Payroll Mailbag

Which employer-paid benefits are taxable? … Are covid-19 bonuses included in the regular rate?
Are direct child care payments to employees taxable? … Who pays employees’ expenses if they’re working at home?
What are disposable earnings for garnishment purposes? … Can a widower change his pretax cafeteria plan deductions?
Are substitutes for SSNs now allowable on the new W-4 form? … Which W-4 form for rehires: the original, or must they refile using 2020 form? … Plus an all-states chart on 2020 W-4 forms.
Are leave donations to a local charity taxable? … What qualifies as a tax-free achievement award?
Age before taxes on group-term life? … Taxable or not: jackets with company logos?
Reporting health benefits on Form W-2 … Scavenger hunt prizes: Taxable or not?
W-2s: Pay to play? … Reporting taxable perks for VPs
How voluntary is a voluntary wage assignment? … O’Dowd, O Dowd or O-Dowd?
Questions for the Social Security Administration, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the Office of Child Support Enforcement.