Ask the Expert: Tax Concerns Regarding the Government Shutdown

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Hooray, 2019 is here! It’s an exciting time of year, tax-wise, as we anticipate the arrival of W2s and potential tax refunds! This year, however, we are in a unique situation with one of the longest government shutdowns of the past twenty years happening now. Now, how does this affect payroll taxes? With the shutdown, many government agencies, including the IRS, … Read More

How to Increase Diversity in Your Recruiting and Hiring Process

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The recruiting and hiring process is supposed to select the best candidates while deterring unqualified job seekers from applying or advancing. All too often, however, the process creates obstacles or disadvantages for qualified candidates due to their membership in a protected class or minority group. Even a well-meaning process may be discriminatory. Below are some actions you can take to … Read More

IRS Releases New Withholding Tables and W4 for 2019

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The IRS has released Notice 1036, Early Release Copies of the 2019 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding as well as a final version of the 2019 W4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. Exemption allowances have gone up only slightly for 2019: Pay Frequency 2018 Allowance 2019 Allowance Weekly $79.80 $80.80 Biweekly $159.60 $161.50 Semimonthly $172.90 $175.00 Monthly $345.80 $350.00 Quarterly … Read More

Ask the Expert: FUTA Credit Reduction…Reduced

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If you’ve ever witnessed a spike in Federal Unemployment Tax at the end of the year and wondered, “Why is this happening?!”, we are going to solve that mystery in this edition of “Ask the Expert”. The 2018 Federal unemployment tax rate is 6% with a wage base of $7,000 per employee. Since most companies get a 5.4% credit at … Read More