Payroll Today

The IRS is serious about changing withholding for 2020. Just one week after releasing the draft W-4, it has released a draft of the employer’s instructions—new Pub. 15-T.
The IRS promised the first draft of the 2020 W-4 by the end of May and it kept its word. But look high and low on the draft and you will not see any line for employees to indicate their withholding allowances.
54% of the managers say their companies allow flexible scheduling during the summer and 32% allow employees to leave early on Fridays. Can you say wage-and-hour headaches?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has forced the IRS to create 18 new CP notices, eight of which are business or payroll-related.
On-demand pay started with Uber drivers. But Uber drivers are for the most part independent contractors who can negotiate a payment schedule with the service recipient. Employees traditionally have never had that power. That seems to be changing, as some employers are embracing on-demand pay.
Dan Lauer, Director, Specialty Programs Policy at the IRS, gave a presentation on the IRS’ enforcement initiatives at the American Payroll Association’s 37th Annual Congress.
Speakers walked workshop attendees at the American Payroll Association’s 37th Annual Congress through the finer points of wage and hour audits.
The EEOC, in response to a ruling from a federal court, has set a Sept. 30, 2019, deadline for reporting Component 2 payroll data for 2017 and 2018 on Form EEO-1. You have until the end of this month to report Component 1 data to the EEOC on the EEO-1.
The IRS doesn’t want you to put away your 2018 1040s quite so fast.
It’s a rare occurrence these days when a tax bill sails through the House of Representatives without partisan rancor. The Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (H.R. 1957), however, may be the exception to the rule.