• AZ Sick Leave

    Arizona Sick Leave

    Last year, Arizona voters approved Proposition 206, “The Fair Wages & Healthy Families Act.” This act mandates that Arizona employers provide their Arizona employees with a specific paid sick leave plan. Before this proposition, there were no laws enforcing Arizona employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.

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  • Where Collaboration and Leadership Meet

    New Guidance on Small Business Payroll

    Small businesses may now choose to apply a portion (or all) of their qualifying research credit against payroll tax liability instead of income tax liability, according to Accounting Today.

    The IRS has provided details in a new notice that explains how the option to elect the new payroll tax credit may especially benefit any eligible startup that has little or no income tax liability. To qualify for the new option for the current tax-year, a business must have gross receipts of less than $5 million and could not have had gross receipts prior to 2012.

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  • Form I9

    Form I-9 Central: New Employer Handbook and New Rule Reminder

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has two important announcements for your clients this month – there’s a reminder of a new rule amending Department of Homeland Security regulations and a new I-9 Employer handbook.

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  • 2015 Taxes

    It's Back: Second Wave of W2 Targets Payroll and HR Pros

    Now that tax season is well underway, payroll and HR departments have once again been warned to double-check any requests for lists of W-2s or Social Security numbers (SSNs). This includes you and your clients! The W-2 scam that uses an actual corporate officer’s name to request information is making its way around the U.S. again.

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  • Writing

    State of California Electronic Filing & Payment Mandate

    Since January 1, 2017, California employers with ten or more employees are required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD). All remaining employers will be subject to this requirement beginning January 1, 2018.

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  • 2015 Taxes

    3 Simple Ways to Provide W-2 Support to Clients

    We've entered what is arguably one of the most important seasons for your clients: tax season. While your clients are probably more focused on imminent concerns, like sales and bookkeeping, it's important to counsel them to keep tax time top-of-mind, as well. After all, compliance with IRS tax guidelines for companies and their employees is vital to a financially solvent business. And when it comes to individual taxes, the W-2 is one of the most important documents. 

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  • Keep Tax Records Safe

    Keep Tax Records Safe and Secure - And Here's How Long to Keep Them

    Tax filing season is here, which means many of your clients will come face-to-face with years of old paperwork – and the question of “keep, shred, toss?” It’s a great time to organize tax records so that they’re easy to find in case they’re needed to apply for a loan, answer IRS questions or file an amended return.

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  • All About the New I-9 Form

    All About the New I-9 Form

    While onboarding for your client is a process as unique as the company itself, there is one constant—paperwork. All your clients, be it a tech-savvy startup like Uber or a traditional, powerhouse employer like General Electric, require new employees to submit a good bit of paperwork to prove they are who they say they are.

    Now, the I-9, a form long required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and an important part of the new hire paperwork labyrinth, is changing. USCIS announced earlier this month that the one-page form received a bit of a makeover and will be slightly different starting next year. 

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  • United Against Amendment 69

    United Against Amendment 69

    In November, Coloradans will vote on Amendment 69, also known as ColoradoCare. This amendment would eliminate private health insurance coverage and mandate the state to launch a sweeping, government-run health care program. 

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  • A69 Makes Things Hazy for Your Clients

    Amendment 69 Makes Things Hazy for Your Clients

    The sweeping healthcare scheme on the November ballot in Colorado provides few details on how the plan would take shape – and leaves voters with little clarity.

    As a broker, you are probably aware that Amendment 69 would virtually eliminate the health insurance business in Colorado. But the proposed legislation is vague and raises many questions. Let’s take a look at what we know (and don’t know) about Amendment 69.

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