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Final Version of 2020 Form W-4 is Here!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Last week, the IRS released its long-awaited final version of the 2020 Form W-4. A revised Form W-4 has been in the works to implement all the changes made following the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Some highlights of the
Annual Inflation Adjustments for 2020
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Various annual inflation adjustments have been announced for 2020. Rev. Proc. 2019-44 provides annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions for 2020, including those related to transportation fringe
IRS Announces 2019-2020 Per Diem Rates for Travel Expense Reimbursements
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
The IRS recently published IRS Notice 2019-55, announcing the 2019-2020 special per diem rates to be used to substantiate ordinary and necessary business expenses incurred while traveling. Special transportation industry
Determining the Value of Employees’ Personal Use of Company Vehicles
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
The IRS has issued a proposed rule regarding the valuation of employees’ personal use of company vehicles. If an employer provides an employee with a vehicle that is available to the employee for personal use, the
Reminder: Upcoming September Deadlines
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Three deadlines are coming up on September 30. VETS-4212: The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) requires covered federal contractors and subcontractors to report annually on
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
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Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Laws regarding medical marijuana and the workplace have been under constant development over the past few years, with recent developments occurring in just the past few weeks. Now more than ever, Hawaii employers may be confused about how to apply their drug-free workplace policies to applicants or employees who fail a drug test due to medical marijuana usage.

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