What do the codes in Box 12 on my W-2 mean? This article focuses on what the codes in Box 12 on Form W-2 mean. Reading your Form W-2 can be tricky and knowing what these Box 12 codes on the W-2 mean is very important. This article ...

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How to read your W-2 Form This is a guide on how to read your W-2 form. Preparing W-2 forms for filing with the Social Security Administration can be tricky. This article will help: Employer seeking to fill out the forms correctly. Employees trying to understand the numbers ...

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Temporary Employee Tax DeferralThe temporary employee tax deferral program is as a result of a Presidential memorandum. On August 8th, President Trump directed the Treasury Secretary to use his authority to defer the withholding, deposit and payment of employees’ portions of Social Security taxes from September 1 through ...

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​Statutory Employees ​vs. ​Statutory Non-Employees?: Know the Difference ​In the workforce, classifications are important — especially when it comes to taxes. But not all classifications are easily identified. For instance, as an employer you may be wondering ​​how to identify statutory employees ​vs statutory non-employees. ​ Unfortunately, the ...

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California Minimum Wage and Employment Law Changes for 2019 As usual, the California legislature and various city councils had a busy year regulating the world’s fifth largest economy. Included below are both state and city minimum wage increases as well as summaries of the laws that impact the ...

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Payroll Services for the Beauty Industry Guide​This comprehensive guide to payroll services for the beauty industry is designed to help owners of barbershops, nail studios, hair salons, spas and massage parlors understand the ins-and-outs of payroll requirements.Additionally, you can also turn to this guide for insights on setting ...

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​2018 Withholding Tables Now AvailableTaxpayers Could See Paycheck Changes by FebruaryThis article first appeared on the IRS website: www.irs.gov.The updated 2018 withholding tables now available. Net pay will change.WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes ...

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California eFile and ePay MandateIn August 2015 California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1245, for the California efile and epay mandate. This bill mandates the electronic submission of employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits with the Employment Development Department (EDD). It is expected to ...

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How to make payroll profitable [for CPA firms]​Ever wonder how to make payroll profitable? Well if you're the proud owner of a CPA firm, that's probably crossed your mind more than once.  And to be fair, payroll, to many CPA firms is a complementary product that just happens to ...

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Household employer payroll: The ultimate guide for nanny tax and the household employerNanny payroll is quite confusing and especially for the first time household employer.But why do we need to know about nanny payroll?We can all agree that finding time to balance our numerous responsibilities isn't easy.Between work, shuffling ...

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​HOW TO REPORT WAGES FOR A DECEASED EMPLOYEEIf an employee dies during the year, you must report the accrued wages, vacation pay, and other compensation paid after the date of death.Also report wages that were available to the employee while he or she was alive, regardless of whether ...

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IRS 1099 filing Compliance and the eminent pitfallsIn 2010, the IRS took an aggressive step to ratchet up its ability to enforce business compliance with annual 1099 income reporting regulations. Today I will discuss form 1099-Misc and these enforcement changes. I will also share the potential consequences for ...

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