Tax & Accounting Blog

Department of Labor Releases New Overtime Wage Thresholds

Department of Labor Releases New Overtime Wage Thresholds

On May 17, 2016, President Obama announced new wage thresholds for nonexempt wage earners to be subject to overtime. The old limits of $23,660 and $100,000 for high earner test have been in place since August of 2004. The new wage thresholds become effective on December 1, 2016. The final regulation should be available on … Read More

Upcoming Payroll Deadlines, and a Special Announcement

Upcoming Payroll Deadlines, and a Special Announcement

Let’s take a look at some of the deadlines and changes that will affect payroll in the upcoming months. Affordable Care Act (ACA)—June 30, 2016 is the deadline to electronically file forms 1094s and 1095s for 2015. All applicable large employers (ALE—businesses who employ 50 or more full-time employees or full-time equivalents) received increased flexibility … Read More

What You Need to Know About President Obama’s 2017 Budget Proposal

What You Need to Know About President Obama’s 2017 Budget Proposal

It’s time for President Obama’s 2017 budget proposal. This is his last budget proposal and, while not much is new, there are several items that directly affect payroll and payroll departments. The concern is that some items will pass, if they get proposed enough times. Here are the items that will keep payroll professionals up … Read More