Author: Liz Hewitt

MN Business Tax Education Partnership – Upcoming Seminar [FREE]

The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding a seminar in Stillwater, Minnesota 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 Insurance Program, the United States Department of...

State & Local Government Updates 2017_10

Alaska Minimum Wage – Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage will increase from $9.80 to $9.84 per hour, per the state’s labor department Payroll Tax Withholding May Come to Alaska – Alaska Governor Bill Walker has proposed a 1.5% payroll tax for all Alaska residents and non-residents working in the state. The tax, also referred to as a head tax, will impose the 1.5% tax on employee wages on ...

2017 Fall Conference: Payroll Around the World [UPDATED with HANDOUTS]

Fall Conference: Payroll Around the World October 5 – October 6 Thursday & Friday 7:00 – 7:45           Registration & Breakfast 8:00 – 9:15           General Session **For a complete schedule, print the Agenda ** Sessions and Speakers: APA Update Mary Blummholland will give us a look at the happenings at National Handout: APA IRS Updates This IRS session will look at the latest Data...

Continuing Education: Employment Tax Seminar in Sauk Rapids

The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding a seminar in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 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 Insurance Program, the United States Department o...

*ACTION NEEDED* Mobile Workforce Coalition

  The APA is lobbying Congress in favor of a bill that would help both employers who send employees across state lines on business and also help the employees who travel. The Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act (S.540) would create a 30-day safe harbor against nonresident taxation. Right now, we’re encouraging U.S. Senator Al Franken (MN), to cosponsor the bill. Senator Amy K...

Recognize Our Newest CPPs/FPCs!!

                                                           Congratulations on a job WELL DONE!   Malinda Anderson        CPP        City of St Paul Cassondra Boe            CPP        J-Berd Mechanical Contractors, Inc Amanda Johnson         FPC        M.A. Mortenson Brittany Lindstrom        CPP        Orbital ATK Pamela Monson           CPP        Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc Elisa Rostad...

BREAKING NEWS: Court Invalidates DOL Overtime Rule

On August 31, a Texas federal district court ruled that the U.S. Department of Labor’s rule, which would have increased the minimum salary threshold for exempt “white collar” employees from $455 to $913 per week, is invalid [Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor, No. 4:16-CV-731 (E.D. Texas, 8-31-17)]. In doing so, the court confirmed a preliminary order issued last November that had temporaril...

Member Spotlight: Mary Muellner

 Member Spotlight: Mary Muellner Mary is the Director of Statewide Payroll Services for the State of Minnesota/MN Management & Budget. She has been a member of the Northstar Chapter for nearly 10 years and is our Chapter’s Payroll Person of The Year! How long have you been in payroll? A little over 25 years. How did you get your start in payroll? First job out of college. Working for a l...

(FREE WEBCAST) Disaster Relief Employer Considerations – 1.0 RCH

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 11:00 a.m. your local time Duration: 60 minutes With two devastating hurricanes impacting the U.S since August, many employers are considering polices for providing disaster relief to their employees.  Questions naturally arise as to the tax impact of disaster relief to businesses and employees and how best to leverage special IRS rules that may apply. To assist payroll,...

2017_09: An Overview of ICE Worksite Enforcement, E-Verify and Form I-9

Overview Working with Employers ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) Overview E-Verify Form I-9 Examining Documents Correcting Mistakes Summary/Things to remember Handout: none Speaker: Mary Hogan Mary has been the Community Relations Officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since September, 2016. Register Now Meeting ...

(FREE WEBCAST) Work Opportunity Tax Credit – Planning For The Future – 1.0 RCH

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit provides job opportunities to disadvantaged workers and a tax credit for you! Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:00 to 2:00 PM eastern The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act) extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) through December 2019. While tax reform legislation could have an impact on the program, the WOTC currently provides busine...

Continuing Education: MN UI & Withholding Tax Seminar

Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the Unemployment Insurance Program will be holding a seminar in two locations: Mankato & Worthington. 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: Voluntary Disclosure Program Employer Resources...

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