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New Chapter Membership Directory (02_2018)

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FREE WEBCAST: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: a roadmap for employers [1.0 RCH]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: a roadmap for employers Tuesday, February 20,  2018 2:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m. eastern 1.0  RCH credits On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) representing the most substantial overhaul of the US tax code in more than 30 years. For employers, the TCJA has broad implications for payroll, fringe benefits and tax accounting ope...

IRS News: 2018_02

IRS NEWS FOR PAYROLL AND HUMAN RESOURCES February 2018 ►UPCOMING WEB CONFERENCES   See Webinars for Small Businesses for upcoming National and Local Webinars  Click HERE for videos recently posted to the IRS Video Portal. ►NEWS IRS, States and Tax Industry Warn Employers to Beware of Form W2 Scam: Tax Season Could Bring New Surge in Phishing Scheme •Number of victims in 2016: 100. • Number of...

2018_02: Best Practices for Conducting an Employment Audit

Overview • How an HR Audit can make your job easier • Determining the scope and scale of an audit • Planning your audit project • Audit report structure • Ensure the audit findings result in action Handout Handout2 Speaker: Michael Hyatt With more than 15 years of progressive HR experience in multiple industries, Michael serves MRA members as the HR Government Affairs Director. He helps members by...

IRS News: 2018_01

We are pleased to provide you with IRS news and information. We hope that the information will be helpful. Updated 2018 Withholding Tables Now Available; Taxpayers Could See Paycheck Changes by February | Internal Revenue Service The Internal Revenue Service released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted ...

FREE WEBCAST: Essential ER UPDATE Federal business tax credits (including the new FMLA paid leave credit) 1.0 RCH

Wednesday, January 31,  2018 2:00 p.m.to 3:15 PM CT Federal tax credits give businesses the opportunity to recover a portion of their expenses, and there are a number of credits tied to employment and wages. Due to the natural disasters in 2017 and the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), there are several new tax credits available to employers. Furthermore, some existing credits were pr...

*FREE* RCH: Employment Tax Seminars in Bemidji, Virginia, and Brainerd

Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the Unemployment Insurance Program will hold seminars in Bemidji, Virginia, and Brainerd, Minnesota. The presentation is an overview of withholding tax and unemployment insurance and will provide information you need to comply with state tax laws in these areas. Withholding Tax topics: Misclassifying Workers Withholding Tax Requirements ...

Trending Employment Laws in 2018

When a city or state passes a new kind of employment law or practice, you can expect other locations to follow their lead. We’ve seen this with paid sick leave, ban the box, social media privacy laws, and other legislation.This year will have its own trending employment laws and best practices. Here are a few to keep your eye on: Sexual harassment prevention: With the public hearing every day abou...

FREE RCH: Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership (Blaine and Burnsville)

The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding seminars in Blaine and Burnsville, Minnesota for employers and their representatives who are interested in information on state and federal employment taxes and other employer responsibilities. These seminars will be presented by experts from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program, the United States ...

BREAKING NEWS! Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Law

On December 22, President Trump signed H.R. 1, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, into law. The legislation will affect payroll by changing the taxability of two fringe benefits and affecting income tax withholding in 2018 and beyond. Because this tax legislation was passed so late in 2017, the IRS will not issue withholding guidance for 2018 until January. Fringe benefit changes Qualified m...

UPDATE: MN Minimum Wage Rate Adjusted for Inflation – Jan. 1, 2018

Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning Jan. 1, 2018, to $9.65 an hour for large employers and $7.87 an hour for other state minimum wages. State and Federal Minimum Wage Law The state minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage, so employees who are covered by both laws must be paid the higher state minimum wage. Minimum-wage rates apply to all hours worke...

2017 Employment Tax Year In Review [FREE RCH] – December 5th

From natural disasters to Form W-2 changes and unprecedented state tax developments, 2017 has proven to be eventful and challenging for payroll and human resources professionals. For this reason we have again expanded our annual employment tax year in review webcast to 1.5 hours to give adequate time to these important topics. Join us and hear our team of Ernst & Young LLP professionals discus...

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