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2017 Federal Percentage Method Income Tax Withholding Tables Released

The IRS has posted Notice 1036, Early Release Copies of the 2017 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding, to its website. The withholding allowances for 2017 have not changed. The tables in Notice 1036, along with the 2017 wage-bracket withholding tables, will appear in IRS Publication 15, (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide.

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'White Collar' Salary Increase Delayed Indefinitely

A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide order preventing the U.S. Department of Labor from increasing the "white collar" exemption salary minimum to $913 per week December 1. The order will remain in effect until the court decides a case filed by 21 states challenging the increase, or an appeals court lifts the injunction. For now, the salary level remains $455 per week.

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Employers Get 30 More Days to Give 2016 Forms 1095-C to Employees

The IRS has extended the deadline to March 2, 2017, for employers and insurers to give the 2016 ACA Forms 1095-C and 1095-B to employees and covered individuals. The IRS did not extend the deadline to file Forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B, and 1095-C with the IRS. These deadlines remain February 28, 2017 (paper) or March 31, 2017 (electronically). The IRS also has extended penalty relief for employers that can show they have made "good-faith" efforts to comply with ACA reporting requirements.

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Income Tax Reciprocity Between NJ and PA Will Remain In Effect

On November 22, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced a reversal of his decision to end the income tax reciprocity agreement between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The reciprocity agreement between the two states, which was set to end on January 1, 2017, will remain in place. According to Gov. Christie, the reciprocity agreement will not end due to health benefit reforms that were recently enacted.

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Pennsylvania Payroll Card Bill Enacted

Effective May 3, 2017, a bill recently signed into law by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf officially permits payroll card use in the state. Read more about the requirements in Paycard News.

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California and Virgin Islands Face FUTA Credit Reduction for 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that California and the Virgin Islands will lose the full Federal Unemployment Tax Act credit for 2016 because they could not pay their federal loans by the November 10 deadline. The credit reduction amount for both is 1.8%.

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The focus is on payroll issues special to institutions of higher education. The annual confernce is held each year in the fall.
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