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Compliance TV - January


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.


IRS Extends 2015 ACA Information Reporting Deadlines

The IRS has released Notice 2016-04, which extends the deadlines for certain ACA Information reporting forms. The extended deadline to furnish Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals is March 31. The extended deadline to file Forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B, and 1095-C with the IRS is May 31, or June 30 if filing electronically.


IRS Releases 2016 Publications 15, Circular E; 15-A; and 15-B

The IRS has released the 2016 Circular E, Employer's Tax Guide (Publication 15); the Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide (Publication 15-A), and the Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits (Publication 15-B). Circular E includes the 2016 Percentage Method Tables and Wage Bracket Tables for Income Tax Withholding.


Changes for California Piece-Rate Workers

Effective January 1, a new law in California requires employers to pay piece-rate workers for mandated rest and recovery periods and other nonproductive work time. An affirmative defense is established for certain employers that make back payments. FAQs and a Fact Sheet are available from the California Department of Industrial Relations for more information.


Connecticut's New 15-Day Rule for Nonresident Employees

Effective January 1, as long as a nonresident employee performs personal services in Connecticut for 15 days or less, employers are not required to withhold Connecticut income tax from this compensation. The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services explains the new 15-day rule.

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During a portion of the Civil War, famed poet Walt Whitman worked in the U.S. Army Paymaster's office in Washington, D.C., as a copyist.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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