Spring cleaning: Time to tidy up in Payroll!

  • April 16, 2018

Before spring fever sets in for real, why not clean up your payroll records? Careful: Be judicious in your culling; the IRS requires you to keep payroll records for at...

2014 tax refunds: Claim them or lose them

  • April 10, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I try to never leave free money on the table. But about one million taxpayers who don’t file their 2014 1040s by April 17, 2018, will be...

Court orders gross-up of back pay award

  • April 05, 2018

As if being liable for retaliating against an employee for filing discrimination charges wasn’t bad enough, a federal appeals court has ruled that an employer must...

IRS draws a bead on fixed indemnity plans

  • March 28, 2018

The IRS has now concluded that fixed indemnity plan benefits are fully taxable if the average amount employees receive predictably exceeds their after-tax contributions.

DOL issues penalties for 2018

  • March 22, 2018

The Department of Labor has announced the 2018 inflation adjustments to penalties for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the FMLA and ERISA.

And on the 7th day they rested

  • March 20, 2018

Day-of-rest laws, guaranteeing employees a day of rest on “the seventh day,” have been around for a long time. Under the old blue laws, that usually meant Sunday....

News you can use from SB/SE

  • March 08, 2018

The IRS’ Small Business/Self Employed Division enforces the withholding rules for all businesses, regardless of size. So the advice flowing to and from SB/SE employees...