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IRS Warns of Phishing Scheme Targeting Payroll Professionals

The IRS has issued a news release alerting payroll professionals to a new phishing scheme that involves fraudulent email messages that appear to be from a company executive requesting personal information on employees. Additional data protection strategies may be found on an IRS webpage and in IRS Publication 4524.


IRS Releases 2016 Form 941 and Instructions

The IRS has released the 2016 Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return, and the 2016 Instructions for Form 941. The updated instructions remind filers that the work opportunity tax credit has been extended and is now available for eligible unemployed veterans who begin work after December 31, 2014 and before January 1, 2020.


IRS Releases 2016 Forms W-2, W-3, and Instructions

The IRS has released the 2016 Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement; Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements; and the 2016 General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3. The updated forms and instructions include the earlier SSA filing deadline, which is January 31, 2017.


OCSE Guidance on Weekly and Biweekly Child Support Withholding Amounts

The Office of Child Support Enforcement has issued an Action Transmittal regarding allowable withholding when an employee is paid on a weekly or biweekly basis. Some states are adding an additional amount in the "Other" field of the IWO, which is confusing to employers and leads to errors in withholding.


Alabama Launches Tax Amnesty Website

The Alabama Department of Revenue has established a website for its tax amnesty program. The application period will be open from June 30 through August 30, 2016, for certain eligible taxes, including withholding tax.

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It Pays to Know

In the mid-1800s, as railroads laid track across America, the trains included a paymaster's car to pay their work crews.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.
It Pays to Know

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