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Senate Fails to Repeal, Replace ACA

The Senate has failed to pass any of the bills that would have repealed and replaced, or simply repealed, many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With the latest setback to the repeal efforts, it may be some time before any new attempts are made to repeal the ACA.

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DOL Publishes RFI on Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register. The RFI solicits feedback on 11 questions on the overtime rule that was finalized in 2016, including whether the standard salary level effectively identifies employees who may be exempt, whether a different salary level would more appropriately identify such employees, the basis for setting a different salary level, and why a different salary level would be more appropriate or effective. The DOL will use the information it receives to aid it in formulating a proposal to revise the overtime rule.

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USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9, Instructions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and updated the Instructions for Form I-9. Employers must begin using the new version (dated July 17, 2017) by September 18, 2017. Until then, either the revised version or the version dated November 14, 2016, may be used. The new form and instructions are available on USCIS's Form I-9 website.

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Social Security Trustees Project Wage Base Increase for 2018

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 2018 social security wage base will be $130,500. This is only an estimate. The official announcement of the 2018 wage base will be made in mid-October.

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Maine Withholding Tables Revised, Supplemental Wage Tax Rate Unchanged

Effective for wages paid on or after July 28, 2017, Maine Revenue Services has issued revised withholding tables to reflect the recent repeal of the 3% income tax surcharge on individuals with income greater than $200,000. Employers are advised to discard the withholding booklet with a 12-16 revision date and immediately start using the new tables. The supplemental wage tax rate remains 5%.

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New Illinois Withholding Tables, Supplemental Wage Tax Rate

Effective July 1, the Illinois Department of Revenue has issued new withholding tables reflecting an individual income tax rate increase to 4.95% from 3.75%. This means the withholding rate and supplemental wage tax rate also increased to 4.95%.

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