Author: Liz Hewitt

Member Spotlight: February 2019

Member Spotlight: LuAnn Hufsteder, CPP LuAnn is a long-time member of the Chapter and a regular at our monthly meetings. How long have you been a member? Long time (more than 20 years) Where do you work? Self-employed bookkeeping/accountant How long? Long time (40 years!!) What is your favorite thing about payroll? I like making sure that employees are treated fairly What is your least favorite? T...

2019_02: USDoL – Regulations and Updates

Overview Fair Labor Standards Act Coverage Minimum Wage Overtime Youth Employment Recordkeeping Handout DOL Fact Sheet – Basic DOL Fact Sheet – #22 Speaker:  Corey Walton Corey Walton has been with the U.S. Department of Labor/Wage-Hour Division since 1997.  He spent 15 years as an investigator investigating hundreds of cases under several laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act, D...

Help Answer a Member Question

Members Helping Members A member of our Chapter has a question and doesn’t know where else to turn.  The question is below. "I have an expat that is going to be in US at some point, however still in Switzerland for a few of their payments.  I am being asked to not have FICA deducted on the US side as Switzerland has a reciprocity with the US and currently should have Social Security in ...

FAQ: How long to keep tax records? 

Safekeeping tax records helps for future filing, amended returns, audits WASHINGTON — With the tax filing season quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers to understand how long to keep tax returns and other documents. This is the seventh in a series of reminders to help taxpayers Get Ready for the upcoming tax filing season. The IRS has recently updated its Get Ready page ...

IRS warns of “Tax Transcript” email scam; dangers to business networks

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners warned the public of a surge of fraudulent emails impersonating the IRS and using tax transcripts as bait to entice users to open documents containing malware. The scam is especially problematic for businesses whose employees might open the malware because this malware can spread throughout the network and potentially take mont...

Minimum wage in Minnesota

Minimum-wage rate will be adjusted for inflation on Jan. 1, 2019 Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation Jan. 1, 2019, to $9.86 an hour for large employers and $8.04 an hour for other state minimum wages. Under Minnesota law, the commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry is required to determine and announce the inflation-adjusted minimum-wage rate each year ...

2018_12: Preparing for Year End/Planning for 2019

***We will be hosting a Sleep in Heavenly Peace bedding drive at our December meeting!***  Info here Overview Payroll Updates Form W-4 CA Employers: New Workplace Laws Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: AKA Tax Reform YE Checklist What to watch for in 2019 Handout Speaker:  Mindy Mayo Mindy Mayo specializes in leading and advising organizations in the areas of human capital taxation, including financial and o...

*FREE RCH* December Employment Tax Seminars Eligible for Continuing Education Credit

Do you want to learn more about state and federal employment taxes and other employer responsibilities? The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding seminars for employers and their representatives with experts from the following agencies: Minnesota Department of Revenue Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry* United States Department of ...

Building a Digital Defense Against Payroll Phishing Scams

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center is out with a new warning about fraudsters who are targeting your paycheck via direct deposit. Any worker can be affected by this scam, but the industries getting hit the hardest include education, health care, and commercial airway transportation. Here’s what happens: the bad guy uses your work login info to get into your employer’s HR system to replace y...

2018_11: Well-Being: Mind, Body, Spirit

Overview YOUR LIFE IS YOUR CREATION Whether you’re aware of it or not, you are creating all the time. Your thoughts, your choices, your actions all unfold into a lifetime. Practical Ways to Nurture Self Care through Connecting, Dialogue, (2/3) and Gentle Movement (1/3) Speaker:  Kate Kroska Kate Kroska has over 40 years of experience as a holistic psychologist in which she works with the whole per...

**NEW**Fall Conference Update

**UPDATE**   Presentation handouts added – follow link below ********************************************************************************************************************* Sessions and Speakers along with the final Agenda for both Conference days have been posted on the New Statewide Conference page (under Events on the Home page) Statewide Conference SHARE

IRS News: 2018_10

IRS NEWS FOR PAYROLL AND HUMAN RESOURCES October 2018 ►UPCOMING WEB CONFERENCES IRS Web Conference – Understanding the Basics of Virtual Currency – is Now Available on Demand. IRS Web Conference – Understanding the Basics of the Dark Web – is Now Available on Demand. Please check Webinars for Small Businesses for upcoming webinars. ►TAX REFORM IRS statement on Form W-4 • Fo...

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