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Social Security Wage Base Up to $128,700 for 2018

On October 13, the SSA announced that the 2018 social security wage base will be $128,700, an increase of $1,500 from $127,200 in 2017. All covered wages are still subject to the 1.45% Medicare tax. The maximum social security tax employees and employers will each pay in 2018 is $7,979.40, an increase of $93 from $7,886.40 in 2017.

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IRS Proposes Allowing Truncated SSNs on W-2s Furnished to Employees

The IRS has issued proposed regulations to allow employers to truncate employee social security numbers (SSNs) on copies of Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, furnished to employees beginning with 2018 forms issued in 2019. Comments on the proposed regulations or a request for a public hearing must be received by December 18.

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IRS Provides Tax Relief for Disaster Victims

The IRS is providing tax relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The IRS has also extended tax relief to victims of California wildfires. The tax relief includes extending filing deadlines and waiving late deposit penalties for these disasters. For hurricane victims, the IRS is permitting charitable donations through leave-based donation programs and relaxing rules for making hardship withdrawals and loans from employee retirement plans.

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OCSE Revises Standard Child Support Withholding Order

The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement has released a revised version of the standard child support withholding order, Income Withholding for Support order/notice. Employers and other income withholders are directed to continue to honor previous forms for new income withholdings until August 31, 2018. The new version of the form has an "OMB Expiration Date" of August 31, 2020.

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Seven Indiana Counties Revise Income Tax Rates

Effective October 1, 2017, the Indiana Department of Revenue has issued a new Departmental Notice No. 1. Seven counties - Allen, Clinton, Fountain, LaGrange, Marion, Sullivan, and Vermillion - revised their county income tax rates.

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Fraudulent Email Circulating

Fraudulent emails adopt many different forms and are the unauthorized actions of third parties not associated with APA. There have been a number of fraudulent emails reported, and new spoofs continue to be introduced. Read more about fraudulent emails.

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