NC employees must complete new Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate

Robbie MossBlog, Tax

North Carolina NC-4 EX tax change IRS

As noted by the North Carolina Department of Revenue: The North Carolina General Assembly recently enacted the Tax Simplification and Reduction Act which becomes effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. Under this new law, all taxpayers will pay a lower rate and be granted a higher standard deduction. Taxpayers may no longer claim a personal … Read More

IRS posts Cafeteria Plan Rules for Same-Sex Couples

Robbie MossBenefits Administration, Blog, Compliance / Regulations, HR Management

DOMA cafeteria plan FSA IRS 2014-1 Notice

In a posting by Terri Eyden on the 19th, AccountingWeb offered this to say about this latest notice to come out of the IRS offices: The IRS promised to provide more guidance regarding the tax treatment of same-sex couples in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling invalidating Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Slowly but … Read More

Changes in Affordable Care Act, Withholding, FUTA, SUTA, and FICA for 2014

Robbie MossBlog, Compliance / Regulations, Payroll Services, Tax

2014 taxes FUTA SUTA FICA withholding employee

Ready for changes to your payroll processing guidelines in 2014?  Take a look at these notes and make sure that you’re prepared: Affordable Care Act Changes Small business tax credits are set to increase. Small businesses with no more than 25 employees and no more than $50,000 of average annual wages can take advantage of up to a 50% tax … Read More

The cost of onboarding an employee

Robbie MossBlog, HR Topics

employee onboarding hiring software talent acquisition

I’ve been asked a few times in the past about the true cost of onboarding an employee.  Of course, that answer will change with each company and how they interpret a cost associated with a new hire. Many studies have been done on the subject and they all seem to point to various average costs to onboard a new employee.  … Read More