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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.

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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).

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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.

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President Signs Executive Order on the ACA

On January 20, President Trump issued an executive order to "minimize the unwarranted and regulatory burdens of the" Affordable Care Act (ACA). The order directs federal agencies to use their discretion to waive or defer aspects of the ACA that would impose a financial burden on individuals and insurers. The order does not alter employers' reporting requirements.

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APA Opposes Virginia Paycard Bill Requiring Paper Check Option

APA sent a letter to the Virginia legislature in opposition to a bill that would, if enacted, require employers to provide paper checks as a payment option to employees (H.B. 1445). The bill was tabled, which means consideration of the bill is postponed, at least for now.

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