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COVID-19 News and Resources
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Hawaii Employers Council continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and provide employers with resources to assist with their response to the novel issues raised. These resources are listed on HEC’s Coronavirus
Final Rule on Determining the Value of Employees’ Personal Use of Company Vehicles
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service has finalized regulations 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
IRS Outlines New Tax Law Effect on Tax Exempt Organizations
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service wants tax-exempt organizations to know about recent tax law changes that might affect them. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act, passed on December 20, 2019, includes several
Upcoming Deadlines
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Here are some important deadlines coming up soon. February 28 Deadline to file with HI Department of Taxation Forms: HW-2 (Statement of Hawaii Income Tax Withheld and Wages Paid) HW-3 (Employer’s Annual Return &
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
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