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More Guidance Needed for the New Payroll Tax Deferral Scheme
Like many other controversial issues in our nation’s capital, the outcome is far from clear, while the benefits are being debated along political lines. Under the executive order, employees would not be required to pay their share of the 6.2...
White House says no plan to end payroll tax permanently
White House officials said the administration has no plans to do away with the payroll tax despite President Donald Trump saying he would seek a permanent repeal if he wins another term. Even if Trump were to follow through, the idea of doing...
AICPA requests guidance on payroll tax deferral
The AICPA on Wednesday sent a letter to Treasury and the IRS requesting guidance on the recent presidential memorandum deferring some employee payroll taxes until next year. The memorandum, issued by President Donald Trump on Saturday, defers the...
New PPP guidance addresses health insurance, EIDL, other issues
Some questions on federal coronavirus measures were answered Tuesday in guidance issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury. SBA and Treasury issued two FAQs related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and three...
Employers face payroll tax dilemma after Trump delays due date
President Donald Trump’s order to delay collection of payroll taxes thrusts a dilemma on U.S. companies: continue withholding the money from workers expecting bigger paychecks or pass it on and potentially put themselves or their employees at...
Taxes, VPNs and Office Hours: The Ultimate Forbes Guide to Working from Home
Millions of employees could be in for a rude surprise next April when they find out their home office isn’t deductible and the states can’t agree on who gets their money. Time to put a tax pro on speed dial? I t's very likely that...
Some major employers in Connecticut plan to keep employees working from home through 2020 during coronavirus pandemic
Three major Connecticut employers — with thousands of office workers in the Hartford area — say they will keep the majority of those employees working at home at least through the end of the year, as the course of the coronavirus pandemic...
Improve your remote hiring process during COVID-19
The emergence of COVID-19 has changed many aspects of business, including hiring. With many office buildings closed and social-distancing measures in place, many CPA firms must figure out how to hire the best people through a remote hiring...
New FAQs address PPP loan forgiveness issues
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with Treasury, released guidance Tuesday answering 23 frequently asked questions regarding the forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans. The FAQs, published in a new 10-page...
Survey: More Than One-Quarter of Employees Say Coworker Competitiveness Has Increased from a Year Ago
While many teams may be dispersed right now, a sense of workplace competition is alive and well, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows. More than one-quarter of professionals surveyed (28%) said the level of competition among...