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'Holiday Error' Causes Incorrect Failure-to-Deposit Notices

The IRS has announced that, due to a programming error that did not account for the Memorial Day holiday, some employment tax filers were sent incorrect failure-to-deposit notices. The notices were sent to many next-day depositors who made deposits on May 31 and semiweekly depositors who made deposits on June 2. The IRS advises that impacted taxpayer accounts will be corrected and no response by employers is necessary.

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Civil Penalties Adjusted for FLSA, FMLA, and Immigration Violations

The U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL), Homeland Security (DHS), and Justice have adjusted certain civil penalties for inflation. DOL has posted a fact sheet outlining penalty adjustments, including those for willful violations of the FLSA's minimum wage and overtime requirements. A table outlining the immigration related penalty adjustments is included in a DHS Federal Register notice.

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Social Security Trustees Project Wage Base Increase for 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Social Security Trust Fund has released its annual report on the financial condition of the social security program. The report predicts that the 2017 social security wage base will be $126,000. This is only an estimate. The official announcement of the 2017 wage base will not be made until mid-October.

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APA Continues to Oppose New York's Proposed Paycard Regulations

The New York Department of Labor revised the proposed rule on wage payments for a third time; however, it still places heavy burdens on employers. The APA submitted another round of comments, describing the impact the paycard proposal could have on employers. View video report on Pay News Now.

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New South Carolina Withholding Tables for 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, the South Carolina Department of Revenue has issued new withholding tables and a new withholding formula. This is the first time the withholding tables have been updated in 25 years.

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