Payroll Mailbag

The IRS has listened to a chorus of critics and backed down on its incredibly complicated vision of a new W-4.
Is a midyear entry into a cafeteria plan allowable? … Can employees take home old computers for free?
Questions for the Office of Child Support Enforcement and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
How do we report a long address? … How far back must corrections go? … Urban legend or not: What is the earnings suspense file? … So many Social Security cards! Which version is right?
Must double time payments be included for OT purposes? … How do signing bonuses figure into the OT rate? … Rounding employees’ hours: What’s OK and what’s not?
Taxable or not: Flat-dollar reimbursements? … What’s a reasonable reimbursement?
Are employees’ business entertainment expenses taxable? … What are the rules for reimbursing employees’ home internet access?

Does breakfast at Tiffany’s come with a watch? … How do we handle withholding without personal exemptions?

In the Payroll Mailbag …

February 20, 2018

Should we change records to reflect a verifiable name? … How do we pay employees who turn in time sheets late?

In the Payroll Mailbag …

January 18, 2018

Name/SSN mismatch: Short circuiting a creditor garnishment … Are we allowed to deduct for lost security badges?