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Alice Gilman, Esq., is an expert in payroll and tax compliance who has covered payroll issues for more than 30 years. She’s written and edited several leading payroll publications, including Business Management Daily’s Payroll Legal Alert, the Research Institute of America’s Payroll Guide, Prentice Hall’s American Payroll Association’s Basic Guide to Payroll and the Payroll Manager’s Letter. She’s also the editor of Business Management Daily’s Payroll Compliance Handbook and The Complete FLSA Compliance Kit.

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Accountants, the end is nigh. You’ll be able to put your head above water on April 19. That’s the day after your clients’ 1040s are due to the IRS. The IRS wants you to know about some nefarious last-minute tax scams, especially those requesting last-minute deposit changes for refunds or account updates …

If early birds get the worm, what do late birds get? The IRS has put out the word that it’s holding more than $1 billion worth of unclaimed federal tax refunds. Whose money is it? Taxpayers who haven’t gotten around to filing their 2013 federal income tax returns. Now is the time to remind employees to file their 2016 returns and returns for prior years, too.

Politico got it mostly right last week, when it released a discussion draft of the Republicans’ effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act health care reform law. On March 6, the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees released two as yet unnumbered reconciliation bills that repeal large chunks of the […]

It’s no secret that the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress want to consign the Affordable Care Act to the scrap heap. There’s been an awful lot of talk about which approach they favor: (1) repeal, (2) repeal and replace, (3) repeal and repair or (4) just repair. Now we know—at least in first draft form. Thanks to Politico, which snagged a copy of a “discussion draft” we can begin to see where health care reform may be headed …

An article appeared in the business section of my weekly newspaper this past Sunday, which discussed the possibility of tax reform and how it might impact employees. There were some giant inaccuracies that were like finger nails on a blackboard. So let’s dissect them …

With their W-2s in hand, really conscientious employees have already made a dent in their 2016 taxes. Others will start soon. Employees may naturally turn to you with tax refund questions (after all, you don’t charge for answers, like their accountants do). These early filers may be anxious to get details about their tax refunds. Misunderstandings and speculation about refunds proliferate on social media and the web. Let’s do some tax refund myth busting …

Last week, President Trump nominated federal Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Gorsuch currently sits on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming. It doesn’t appear that Gorsuch has ruled on any recent payroll tax cases. Too bad for us. But he has tackled some other interesting tax issues. Let’s take a look …

The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax prep industry have renewed warnings about an email scam that began last tax season. The scam uses a real corporate officer’s name to request employees’ W-2s from a company’s Payroll or HR department.

We know you’re struggling with your W-2s, which are due to employees and the Social Security Administration in a scant week. So, today we’re offering a little distraction—payroll and tax humor.

In the hustle and bustle of preparing your paper and electronic W-2s for the Social Security Administration and for delivery to employees, it’s easy to let state filing deadlines slip through the cracks. Here’s the most recent news on state W-2 filing deadlines …

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