Under final Affordable Care Act regulations issued in February, for the 2015 plan year only, large employers with at least 100 employees during 2014 must either offer 70% of full-time employees and their nonspouse dependents affordable health insurance that provides minimum value or pay a free-rider penalty. Beginning with the 2016 plan year, offers of coverage must be made to 95% of full-time employees and their nonspouse dependents.
Fast track settlement, which up until now has been available only to businesses with more than $10 million in assets, has made its way down the line to businesses in the IRS’ Small Business/Self-Employed division. That’s good news, considering penalties and interest continue to mount while your case remains open.
Most states allow employers to determine whether they will pay terminating employees for their accrued, unused vacation time. But be warned: Any ambiguity in your company’s vacation pay policy or how that policy is executed will most likely be resolved in employees’ favor.
April won’t fool smart Payroll managers. They know that the first-quarter Form 941 is due by month’s end. Here’s help.
Just how standard must a standard child support Income Withholding Order be? Very standard, according to the Office of Child Support Enforcement, which created it and mandates its use.
NOTE: Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays as observed in the District of Columbia are taken into account to determine due dates. Under the federal deposit rules, you’re allowed a deposit shortfall of the greater of $100 or 2% of your tax liability.
Q: An exempt employee will be paid to photograph the company’s annual charitable 10K run. HR would like Accounts Payable to handle it through a separate check, so no taxes would come out of the payment. This doesn’t sound right to Payroll. Who’s right?
Q: If an exempt employee works for two hours one day, must we pay her for a full day, or can we require her to use her paid time off? What if she doesn’t come in at all for a day—must she still receive her full salary, or can we dock her pay for the day? We don’t allow employees to borrow PTO from the next year’s allotment.
More than 75% of the intensive line-by-line payroll returns audited under the IRS’ National Research Program have been completed, according to IRS spokesperson Paul Carlino. Interim findings reveal issues with executive compensation and Form 1099-MISC.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Windsor decision striking down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act left who can marry whom up to the states. Well, maybe not, as lawsuits contesting bans on same-sex marriage continue to mount. Here’s where things stand.