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Compliance TV - December


IRS Provides Guidance on De Minimis Error Safe Harbor

On January 4, the IRS issued Notice 2017-09, which provides guidance on the de minimis error safe harbor from IRC Secs. 6721 and 6722 penalties. Inadvertent errors on information returns or payee statements do not need to be corrected if the errors are no more than $100 ($25 for withholding errors). However, employees may request that the forms be corrected. If the return or statement is not corrected within 30 days of the request, the safe harbor will not apply.


IRS Issues 2017 Form W-4

The 2017 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, has been released by the IRS. The form is available on APA's Forms, Pubs, Info web page (login required).


IRS Releases Publications 15, 15-B, and 509 for 2017

The 2017 Circular E, Employer's Tax Guide (Publication 15), Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits (Publication 15-B), and Tax Calendars (Publication 509) have been released by the IRS. Circular E includes the 2017 Percentage Method Tables and Wage Bracket Tables for Income Tax Withholding. The publications are available on APA's Forms, Pubs, Info web page (login required).


IRS Releases 2016 Form 940

The Internal Revenue Service has released the 2016 Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, and Schedule A (Form 940), Multi-State Employer and Credit Reduction Information, which contains the official list of FUTA credit reduction states and territories for 2016 (California and the Virgin Islands).


Income Tax Reciprocity Between NJ and PA Will Remain In Effect

On November 22, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced a reversal of his decision to end the income tax reciprocity agreement between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The reciprocity agreement between the two states, which was set to end on January 1, 2017, will remain in place. According to Gov. Christie, the reciprocity agreement will not end due to health benefit reforms that were recently enacted.


It Pays to Know

President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935.
It Pays to Know
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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