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- Sat | 18 Dec 2010
Congress Passes Tax Relief Bill With 2% Employee Social Security Tax Reduction; IRS Issues 2011 Withholding Tables
Just before midnight on December 16, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4853, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Tax Relief Act of 2010), one day after passage by the Senate. The bill has been sent to President Obama, and he is expected to sign it during the afternoon of Friday, December 17. When signed, the law will continue the Bush-era tax rates, which were set to expire on December 31, 2010, for two years, through December 31, 2012.
- Mon | 12 Jul 2010
The IRS is beginning a new program using data from employees' Forms 4137, Social Security and Medicare Tax on Unreported Tip Income to determine the employer's share of social security and Medicare taxes on unreported tips.
- Wed | 13 Jan 2010
With recent pandemic flu outbreaks, some employers have grown confused as to which types of employee absences from work may be protected by the federal Family Medical Leave of Absence Act (FMLA).
- Fri | 16 Apr 2010
Effective July 1, 2010, the amount required to be withheld will no longer be calculated as a percentage of federal withholding. The state withholding amount will be based on a table which the department has prescribed to be based on a percentage of gross taxable wages. “Gross taxable wages” is the amount that meets the federal definition of “wages” contained in IRC § 3401 and is the amount shown in box 1 of the federal W-2 at the end of the calendar year (i.e. gross wages less any pre-tax deductions).
- Tue | 05 Jan 2010
Extended COBRA Subsidy Period.
On December 19, 2009, President Obama signed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (DDAA) which has amended the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). For former employees who were involuntarily terminated and for eligible family members, the DDAA extends the eligibility period to qualify for COBRA subsidy through February 28, 2010 (instead of December 31, 2009). The DDAA also increases the subsidy duration period to a maximum of 15 months (instead of 9 months)