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Payroll News Releases from APA!


IRS Releases 2017 Form 941, Schedule B, Schedule R, and Instructions

The 2017 Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return, Schedule B, Schedule R, and their instructions have been released by the IRS. They are available on APA's Forms, Pubs, Info website (login required). Form 941 has been updated to allow eligible employers to claim the qualified small business payroll tax credit for increasing research activities.


New York Paycard Regulations Will Not Take Effect March 7

New York DOL rules placing burdensome restrictions on paycards and direct deposit will not take effect on March 7. In an action brought by paycard vendor Global Cash Card, the N.Y. Industrial Board of Appeals revoked the regulations because they are invalid. Paycard use remains permissible in New York, subject to certain conditions. Read more at Pay News Now.


IRS Issues 2017 Forms W-2, W-3, and Instructions

The 2017 Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, and the 2017 General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3, have been released by the IRS. A new Box 12 Code FF has been added to Form W-2. They are available on APA's Forms, Pubs, Info website (login required).


IRS Warns of Phishing Scheme Targeting Payroll Professionals

The IRS has renewed its alert about a phishing scheme targeting payroll professionals that involves fraudulent email messages that appear to be from a company executive requesting personal information on employees. In a second alert, the IRS explains how the scam is evolving and what steps employers should take if they receive a phishing email.


Mobile Workforce Bill Reintroduced

The federal Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act (S. 540; H.R. 1393) was recently reintroduced in Congress. If enacted, it would establish a 30-day threshold before a state could impose tax on a nonresident employee's wages. The APA supports this legislation.


Massachusetts Paycard Bill

A bill in Massachusetts would place restrictions on paycard use similar to those included in the New York regulations that did not take effect on March 7, 2017. The APA will comment and encourage measures that provide consumer protections for employees without threatening the use of paycards.

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