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2015 ACA Information Returns Issued

The IRS has issued the 2015 forms and instructions for employer information reporting under the Affordable Care Act, as follows: Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, plus transmittals and instructions.


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.


Paid Sick Leave Established by Executive Order for Many Federal Contractors

President Obama has issued an Executive Order directing that businesses that contract with the federal government allow their employees to earn up to seven days or more of paid sick leave annually, including paid leave allowing for family care.


Ruling Does Not Apply to Georgia Wage Garnishments

Last month, a federal judge declared Georgia's garnishment law unconstitutional. The judge has now issued an amended order clarifying that the ruling does not apply to continuing wage garnishments. Gwinnett County has resumed accepting funds submitted by employers, and other affected counties (Cobb, Fulton, and Lowndes) are expected to resume their regular procedures for wage garnishments.


South Carolina Only State Not Developing or Using e-IWO at Federal Deadline

Federal law requires all states to adopt use of the electronic income withholding order by October 1, 2015. Now that the federal deadline has passed, nearly all states - except South Carolina - are developing or using e-IWO.

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In the early 1900s, the mechanical adding machine came on the scene; competing office technology bore such quaint names as Comptometer, Calcumeter, and Arithmograph.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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