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Posts Tagged ‘IRS’

IRS Revises Mileage Reimbursement Rate for 2011

July 12, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

In  Announcement 2011-40 , the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has revised the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business purposes. While gasoline costs are a major factor the IRS also considered depreciation and ...

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2011 Mileage Reimbursement Rates Increasing

December 29, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

The Treasury Department has increased the standard mileage reimbursement rates effective January 1, 2011 ( although only a one cent increase)  to 51 cents per mile for business miles driven. Additional increased mileage rates are as follows: 19 cents per mile drive...

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Healthcare cost reporting not required on W-2 forms for 2011

October 18, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

On October 12, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2010-69 , which provides that the W-2 reporting of the cost of employees’ health coverage will be voluntary, rather than mandatory, for 2011.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act originally ...

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Healthcare Reform Intersects with 1099 Forms

September 23, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Many changes related to healthcare reform go into effect today, September 23, 2010, with more changes coming throughout 2011 and 2012. One of the lesser known provisions of healthcare reform is a new requirement regarding submittal of 1099 forms. Effective January 2012, the p...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: 1099 forms, benefit, form 1099, healthcare reform, internal revenue service, IRS, requesting public comment Read More

Employer Healthcare Reform Update- IRS Ruling on FSA

September 15, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

The IRS has issued guidance on statutory changes concerning the use of certain flexible spending arrangements, also known as flexible spending accounts (FSAs), to pay for over-the-counter medicines and drugs. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established a new uniform standard ...

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Contractor or Employee? Misclassification of employees key enforcement issue in 2010

April 29, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced that $12 million of its 2011 budget will go towards increasing enforcement of wage and overtime laws involving misclassification of employees. The U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis addressed the need to "secure minimum and overt...

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HIRE Act Forms Now Available (Claim $1000 per new hire)

April 14, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Ready to start hiring?  Don't forget to claim your tax credits for each new hire who has been unemployed for at least 60 days. The IRS has released the new W-11  form used by employees to certify eligibility. To claim the HIRE Act tax credit employers will also have to submi...

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Department of Labor (DOL) investigation and enforcement in 2010

February 03, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Investigation and enforcement is the Department of Labor's focus in 2010. Despite an overall reduction of $300 million in discretionary spending, the Department of Labor will ask Congress for an increase in workplace enforcement funding of $67 million, or 4 percent, accordin...

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COBRA Premium Subsidy Extended

December 22, 2009 by Kathryn Carlson

The COBRA Premium Subsidy  has been extended with President Obama signing into law on December 21st. The bill would extend the nine-month, 65 percent premium federal subsidy by six months. The change would apply to those who are involuntarily terminated through February 28,...

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IRS Reducing Mileage Reimbursement Rate for 2010

December 16, 2009 by Kathryn Carlson

The standard-mile rate for business miles driven will be 50 cents per mile in 2010, down from 55 cents per mile in 2009 and from 58.5 cents in the second half of 2008. According to the IRS notice, the reduction reflects a reduction in travel related expenses. Beginning on ...

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