IRS NEWS FOR PAYROLL AND HUMAN RESOURCES
►UPCOMING WEB CONFERENCES
Tuesday December 7 – Racing Towards Year End: Employment Tax Reminders
120 minutes long (includes Q&A), 2-hour CE for tax pros (Federal Tax)
1 p.m. Eastern (closed captioning offered)
During this web conference, representatives from SSA and IRS will present information on the
• W-2 Verification Code Pilot
• Data protection and what to do if you experience a data breach; Identity theft and data
security breach scams & schemes
• Navigating the IRS web site to find information payroll professionals need
Social Security Administration:
• Business Services Online – What is it
• Business Services Online Registration
• W-2 Online
• Filing Forms W-2 Electronically (EFW2)
• Filing Forms W-2 by Paper
• The Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS)
Thursday December 14 – Understanding the 2017 Tax Law Updates
75 minutes long (including Q and A), 1 hour CE for tax pros (Federal Tax Updates)
10 am Central/9 am Mountain
1 pm Central/Noon Mountain, (closed captioning available)
This webinar will provide an overview of the following:
• Expired Individual and Business Provisions
• Return and Payment Due Dates
• Oil and Gas Credits
• Education Credits
• New Forms
• Other Tax Law Changes
• Plus a live Q & A
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Pay as You Go, So You Won’t Owe – Estimated Tax Penalties
• 10 million taxpayers face an Estimated Tax Penalty each year. Taxpayers should act now to
reduce or avoid an estimated tax penalty for 2017.
• The number of people who paid this penalty jumped from 7.2 million in 2010 to 10 million in
2015, an increase of nearly 40 percent
Reminder about W-2 and 1099-MISC due dates
• The IRS reminds you that the PATH Act requires you to file Forms W-2 and W-3 with the Social Security Administration by January 31, whether filing paper forms or electronically.
• It also requires you to file Form 1099-MISC, when reporting non-employee compensation payments
in Box 7, with the Internal Revenue Service by January 31.
Find Out if You Need to Complete Form 1099-Misc
• Get 1099s for free: Online Ordering for Information Returns and Employer Returns
• The IRS will not accept electronically filed tax returns where the taxpayer does not address the health coverage requirements. Returns filed on paper that do not address the health coverage requirements, may be suspended pending the receipt of additional information and any refunds may be delayed.
• To avoid refund and processing delays when filing 2017 tax returns in 2018, taxpayers should indicate whether they and everyone on their return had coverage, qualified for an exemption from the coverage requirement or are making an individual shared responsibility payment.
• Know when you are responsible for the individual shared responsibility payment
IRS To Begin Reporting Serious Delinquent Tax Debts to The State Department in January 2018
• The IRS is required to notify taxpayers in writing with a CP-508C notice at the time the IRS certifies seriously delinquent tax debt to the State Department.
• Seriously delinquent tax debt is an individual’s unpaid, legally enforceable federal tax debt totaling more than $50,000 (including interest and penalties)
IRS Outlines the Latest Tax Scams Targeting Taxpayers
REMEMBER: The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. In addition, IRS does not threaten taxpayers with lawsuits, imprisonment or other enforcement action. Recognizing these telltale signs
of a phishing or tax scam could save you from becoming a victim.
►NEWS FROM OTHER AGENCIES
►IN EVERY ISSUE
Federal Trade Commission:
- Individuals: https://www.identitytheft.gov/
- Business:https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/b security/data-security