Payroll Today

The IRS has released the 2019 Notice 1036, which contains the official 2019 withholding allowance amounts, and the 2019 Form W-4, which—as promised—doesn’t vary much from all the W-4s you’ve ever known.
Timing has not been the IRS’ strong suit lately. It’s waited until December to release key 2018 payroll guidance. Not to mention that time is ticking down on the 2019 W-4 and the percentage method withholding tables. The threat of a government shutdown is also looming.
Nope, this isn’t about inclement weather policies or “Game of Thrones.” It’s about the IRS again signaling its intentions to significantly disrupt the income tax withholding process.
Who could forget tax day 2018? The IRS’ computers crashed unexpectedly, leaving procrastinating taxpayers up the creek without an e-paddle. The Tax Inspector General for Tax Administration recently released its analysis of exactly what happened.
The IRS has waited till mid-November to release its inflation adjustments to the tax rates and other fringe benefits. Here’s how things shake out for next year.
Congress is heading into a lame-duck session with several tax bills on its agenda. Here’s what you can anticipate between now and the end of December.
Check in here for updates on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. New proposed regs have not gone over well thus far with states.
The amount employees can contribute into their 401(k) or 403(b) plan accounts increases by $500, to $19,000 for 2019, the IRS announced.
This is probably your last chance to grab employees’ attention and warn them of impending tax doom if they underwithheld due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Once the IRS backed off making changes to the W4, it quickly (as least for the IRS) released a second draft of the 2019 form. It certainly looks familiar, doesn’t it? And that’s a good thing.