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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
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
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