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New Year, New Forms, and Other Reminders
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
As 2020 kicks off, here are some links to current forms as well as some reminders and upcoming deadlines. Form HC-5 for 2020: Employers must ensure employees who choose to waive health care coverage under Hawaii’s
IRS News for 2020 – Extension for ACA Forms, Standard Mileage Rates, and More
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Welcome to the new tax year! Here are some updates from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). IRS Deadlines Extended for Forms 1095-B and 1095-C Notice 2019-63 extends the deadline for issuing Forms 1095-B
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
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