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Social Security Wage Base Up to $127,200 for 2017

On October 18, the SSA announced that the 2017 social security wage base will be $127,200, an increase of $8,700 from $118,500 in 2016. All covered wages are still subject to the 1.45% Medicare tax. The maximum social security tax employees and employers will each pay in 2017 is $7,886.40, an increase of $539.40 from $7,347 in 2016.


EEO-1 Report to Include Summary Pay Data Beginning in 2018

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that pay data will be required beginning with the 2017 Employer Information Report (EEO-1) due on March 31, 2018. Employers, including federal contractors, with 100 or more employees will be required to submit pay data. Federal contractors with 50 to 99 employees will continue to submit the information that is currently required, but are not required to include the additional pay information.


CFPB Releases Final Rule Affecting Payroll Cards

On October 4, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it had issued its final rule on prepaid accounts. The CFPB has also created a webpage dedicated to the prepaid rule, which provides links to informational resources, including a quick reference guide on the Prepaid Rule's Key Changes for Payroll Card Accounts. The rule becomes effective on October 1, 2017.


California Enacts Retirement Savings Legislation

A new retirement savings account program for employees who work in California will be implemented, effective January 1, 2017. The state program will be administered through employee payroll deductions. No employer contributions will be required.


Three Indiana Counties Revise County Income Tax Rates

Effective October 1, the Indiana Department of Revenue has issued a new Departmental Notice No. 1. Three counties - Monroe, Parke, and Posey - revised their county income tax rates. This is the last notice that will list both resident and nonresident tax rates, as county income tax reform takes effect January 1, 2017.

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In 1913, Congress reinstated the income tax and enacted a progressive tax rate of 1%-7% beginning at $3,000 of taxable income. Form 1040 was launched in the same year.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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