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On September 10, the APA and ADP present the free webinar, Major Trends and Potential Changes in Employer Reporting. Register now.

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IRS Issues Publications on e-Filing ACA Information Returns

The IRS has issued new Publications 5165 (guide for e-filing ACA returns) and 5164 (test package for e-filers) - with processing year 2015 information and procedures for filing Forms 1095-C/1094-C and 1095-B/1094-B electronically.


Federal Per Diem Rates Updated for Fiscal Year 2016

The General Services Administration has issued its annual updated list of federal maximum per diem rates for travel to locations within the continental United States, effective for travel undertaken on or after October 1, 2015. The standard lodging and M&IE rates have been changed.


Social Security Trustees Project No Change in Wage Base for 2016

The annual report of the Board of Trustees of the Social Security Trust Fund estimates that the social security wage base will remain at $118,500 in 2016 and increase to $174,600 by 2024. These numbers are only estimates. The actual 2016 wage base will be announced in mid-October.


Michigan UI Taxable Wage Base Decreases in Third Quarter for Most Employers

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has announced that the state unemployment insurance taxable wage base will decrease to $9,000 from $9,500 beginning with third quarter 2015 tax filings. This is unusual because most states do not split their wage bases mid-year. The decrease applies only to contributing employers that are not delinquent (i.e., most employers).


Connecticut & Idaho Revise Withholding Tables

Connecticut employers must begin to use revised withholding tables and withholding calculation rules no later than August 31. The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services has issued withholding tables and calculation rules effective January 1, 2015, to reflect personal income tax rate increases. The Idaho State Tax Commission has also issued revised withholding tables for 2015.

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It Pays to Know

Meriwether Lewis, of Lewis and Clark exploration fame, served Gen. George Washington as captain of a regiment and also its paymaster. #Paynews
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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