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IRS Releases 2015 Form 940, Instructions, and Schedule A

The IRS has released the 2015 Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, Instructions for Form 940, and Schedule A (Form 940), Multi-State Employer and Credit Reduction Information.


FUTA Credit Reduction States for 2015

The U.S. Dept. of Labor has released the Final 2015 FUTA Credit Reductions: California, Ohio, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have a credit reduction of 1.5%. Connecticut's rate, which includes a Benefit Cost Rate (BCR) add-on, is 2.1%.


Levy Tables Updated for 2016

The IRS has updated Publication 1494, Tables for Figuring Amount Exempt from Levy on Wages, Salary, and Other Income, which provides tables showing the amount of an individual's wages that is exempt from a Notice of Levy used to collect delinquent federal income tax in 2016.


New York Wage Deduction Law Expiration Date Extended

The expiration date for the New York wage deduction law concerning overpayments and permissible deductions was extended from November 6, 2015, to November 6, 2018. The law permits employers to use wage deductions to recover overpayments due to errors or salary advances.


U.S. DOL Proposes State IRA Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor recently published a notice of proposed rulemaking and an interpretive bulletin to guide states that create programs to help workers save for retirement, such as state-sponsored individual retirement accounts, and help them comply with the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

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"In a few years machines will do everything in an office just as they do in shops. All office workers will have better jobs and comparatively better pay the more they use the automatic devices." Thomas Edison's 1920 prediction on office automation.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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