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States have their own W-2 e-filing thresholds and specifications. Note: To date, some states haven't released their W-2 e-filing information. In addition, states can change their e-filing requirements at any time. To get the full story, contact your state tax department.
"Profersonalism is about letting go of the idea that we can put our lives into neat little boxes. It’s about categorizing activities instead of people," says Jason Seiden, CEO of Ajax Social Media. What does that mean in the context of an administrative professional’s career?
The IRS has asked the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear U.S. v. Quality Stores, Inc., a case that addresses the question of whether severance pay is FICA taxable.
Payroll reporting agents are service bureaus and other businesses that can handle all of your payroll duties, including depositing taxes and filing forms. New guidance from the IRS is designed to help you keep tabs on your reporting agent.
As nice as it would be for bosses to be superhuman, they’re just like everyone else. Some are com­petent and compassionate; others are inept and inconsiderate. Some tactics for toughing it out with a bad boss:
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour, to standard time, at 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 4. Employees working the graveyard shift will actually work nine hours and will need to be paid for nine hours’ work.

Question: One of our affiliated companies filed for bankruptcy protection. As a result, the company’s assets were frozen and everyone was let go. Unfortunately, Payroll didn’t impute the excess group-term life insurance into employees’ income. Must we still report the excess group-term life as income on employees’ W-2s?

Who needs Halloween when year-end seems to come up like a witch riding on a broomstick—all at once. Take a few minutes to stir things up now and your Payroll cauldron won’t bubble over in December.
Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must keep rec­­ords for both nonexempt and exempt employees. The regulations don’t say which types of record-keeping or time­­keeping methods you should use, but they do specify the necessary data you need to maintain on all employees. Here's the guidance you need to stay in compliance.
If an employer retains complete control over whether to pay a bonus and the amount of the bonus, then it can be excluded from an employee’s regular rate as a discretionary bonus. But both parts of this test count equally. Recently, a federal trial court ruled that bonuses that always equaled $50 failed the second part of the test.
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