Payroll Mailbag

Are noncompetes taxable? Can employee choice trigger constructive receipt?
Payroll isn’t for the faint of heart. Between federal and state taxes, and federal and state wage and hour law, there’s a lot to worry about.

Payroll’s Super Bowl, also known as year-end, is done. Congratulations. Now it’s time to tackle what’s piled up during the last several months.

What do we do with a valid, but wrong, SSN? And does an uncashed paycheck impact W-2 reporting?

In the mailbag this month …

November 18, 2015

We answer questions about reporting payments to an ex-employee and whether gifts given to employees out of “affection or respect” are still taxable.
The mailbag this month holds questions about FICA and a quirk in the 2016 calendar.

Are health deductions required deductions for garnishment? And must we tax employees who are paid to forgo health benefits?

Here are questions put to reps from federal agencies at the American Payroll ­Association’s Annual Congress, held this year in Las Vegas.

This month we return to Las Vegas and the American Payroll Association’s 33rd Annual Congress to cover questions fielded by reps from the Department of Labor.

Here are answers to questions put to representatives of the IRS who attended the American Payroll Association’s 33rd Annual Congress, held this year in Las Vegas.