Author: Liz Hewitt

Member Spotlight: Cathy Sarja

Cathy Sarja, Payroll Specialist, Ryan Companies US, Inc. How long have you been in payroll? I have been in payroll for about 22 or 23 years. How did you get your start in payroll? I was asked to be the backup for a supervisor that was also responsible for completing payroll. After a period of time, I moved into a full-time payroll role. What do you enjoy most about being in payroll? Payroll is con...

IRS News: 2017_08

IRS NEWS FOR PAYROLL AND HUMAN RESOURCES August 2017  ►UPCOMING WEBINARS  See Webinars for Small Businesses for upcoming National and Local Webinars  Click HERE for videos recently posted to the IRS Video Portal.  ►NEWS IRS Website Provides Tools to Help Small Businesses Understand Employment Taxes The IRS offers small businesses many free products to help them understand and comply with the law. ...

“Don’t Take the Bait.”

Think a data breach can’t happen to you? Think again… “Don’t Take the Bait.” Tax professionals increasingly are targets of national and international cybercriminal syndicates that are well funded, digitally adept and tax savvy. Each week the IRS receives three to five reports of data breaches at tax professionals’ offices. That rate is not sustainable. To assist tax practitioners to better protect...

FREE RCH – MN Business Tax Education Partnership (Brooklyn Center)

Are you meeting all of your employment tax obligations? The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding a seminar in Brooklyn Center for employers and their representatives who are interested in information on state and federal employment taxes and other employer responsibilities. The seminar will be presented by experts from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, Minnesota Unemployment ...

FREE (Really!) CPE Credits (& Lunch)

The TPSU half-day program covers essential topics pertaining to retirement plan leadership and welcomes HR professionals, benefit specialists, business owners and retirement plan committee members who serve in any of the following capacities for their company retirement plan (401k and 403b) – Plan Fiduciaries, Plan Trustees and Plan Administrators.  Topics covered during the on-site program ...

MN/WI Reciprocity Coming Back?

Minnesota law opens door to reinstatement of reciprocal agreement with Wisconsin Recently enacted HF1 opens the door to a possible reinstatement of the reciprocal agreement between Minnesota and Wisconsin which lapsed in 2009. Effective for tax year 2017, HF1 modifies the credit for income taxes paid by Minnesota residents working in Wisconsin to provide that in years that the states do not have a...

2017_08: Employment Law Updates

August Meeting Topic: Employment Law Updates Employment Law – FMLA – Wage & Hour – Employee Misconduct – Discrimination Handout Speaker: James F. Olney, J.D. Senior Vice President | Senior HR Consultant james.olney@AssociatedBRC.com Register Now Meeting Logistics: ◾Time: 7:30 – 12:00 ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Location: Metropolitan Bal...

NPW Survey

The American Payroll Association needs your help to gauge evolving preferences on direct deposit, employee self-service portals, and more. Your opinion on these important topics impacting the payroll industry can help shape future trends. Take the Survey It only takes five minutes to complete, and one lucky survey participant will be randomly selected to win a bonus paycheck and a dream vacation f...

Government Update: Illinois & NYC/CA

Illinois Income Tax Rate Increase – The withholding tax rate for the state of Illinois has increased from 3.75% to 4.95% effective July 1, 2017. Starting immediately, employers should be withholding income tax at the rate of 4.95% of taxable wages. The law was passed on July 6, 2017, retroactive back to the July 1, 2017 effective date. A call to a representative with the state of Illinois has conf...

IRS Update: ITIN – Expiration and Renewal Process Updates

ITIN – Expiration and Renewal Process Updates (Please click each heading for more information) Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Your ITIN may expire before you file a tax return in 2018. All ITINs not used on a federal tax return at least once in the last three years will expire on December 31, 2017. How do I apply for an ITIN? How and where do you apply for an ITIN? Fact Sheet – Ex...

2017_07: Annual Business Meeting & Innovative Paycards

July Meeting Topic: Annual Business Meeting & Innovative Paycards Recent or Pending Regulatory Changes How Will You Stay Informed? Paycard Tools Handout Speaker: Dallas Wilfong Eastern Division Sales Manager rapid! PayCard Register Now   Meeting Logistics: ◾Time: 7:30 – 12:00 ◾Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. ◾Buffet breakfast will begin serving at 7:30 a.m. ◾Location: Metropolitan Ballro...

Help Answer a Member’s Question

Members Helping Members A member of our Chapter has a question and doesn’t know where else to turn.  The question is below. "Since you are all Payroll Professionals I would love your input on what type of Paid Time Off your company includes in the calculation of overtime. I am primarily thinking of the following: Company Holiday, Personal Holidays, Personal Time, Sick Time, Vacation Time, et...

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