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Redesigned Tax Withholding Estimator Makes Paycheck Checkups Easier
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) encourages all employees to do a “paycheck checkup” by checking their tax withholding to make sure they are paying the right amount of tax as they earn it
Upcoming Deadline: Form 5500 Due for Calendar-Year Plans
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Form 5500 (Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan) is due the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends, which is July 31 for calendar-year plans. It must be filed by an employer who maintains the
Hawaii Conforms to IRC Except for Increase in UBTI
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
On June 7, Governor Ige signed into law Act 69, which updated the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) conformity date to December 31, 2018, for tax years beginning after that date. This means that Hawaii income tax
IRS: 2020 Health Savings Account Limits Increase
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service announced the 2020 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (“HSA”). The annual limitation on deductions for high deductible health plans (“HDHP”) is $3,550
IRS Overhauls Form W-4
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
On May 31, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued a draft of the 2020 Form W-4, which implements changes made following the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. For example, the revised form no longer uses
Social Security Mismatch Letters in the Mail
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
For the first time in seven years, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) has begun mailing “mismatch” notification letters to employers. The letters, formally titled Employer Correction Request
Did You Know the IRS Has a YouTube Channel?
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has an official YouTube channel, featuring IRS-produced videos. These short videos are on various tax topics, including: Paid Family and Medical Leave Employer Credit How to
Are You On Top of All the Tax Reform Changes?
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently issued FS-2019-3, a Fact Sheet highlighting tax reform changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) of which businesses should be aware. Most of the
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Wage and Hour Update

There have been many significant changes going on at the U.S. Department of Labor. This article discusses two proposed rules for which employers must be prepared, which will (1) increase the salary level thresholds for determining an exempt employee and (2) change the regular rate of pay calculation for overtime.

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