Tax & Accounting Blog

Legislation Updates for 2017

Legislation Updates for 2017

Let’s take a look at what we can anticipate in the next few months with potential new legislation. Federal health reform — President Trump wants to replace the Affordable Care Act…what he’ll replace it with is anyone’s guess. What we know for now is that the ACA is here to stay for 2017 and possibly … Read More

Final Pay Information for Terminated Employees

Final Pay Information for Terminated Employees

“When do I need to give an employee their final pay?” This question comes up frequently — even daily for some companies. Let’s say you’ve made the difficult decision to terminate an employee. The rules and timing of their final paycheck is determined by the state in which the employee works. For some states the … Read More

Accounting CS Payroll Tax Form Year-End Processing Tips for 2016

Accounting CS Payroll Tax Form Year-End Processing Tips for 2016

Looking for ways to help your payroll year-end processing run more smoothly? Start by reviewing these tips: Review the form instructions for any applicable payroll tax forms—and don’t forget that you can find links to applicable agency websites from the Payroll form and filing information portlet in Accounting CS®. Determine your filing options—are you … Read More

Important Reminder for Payroll Conversions

Important Reminder for Payroll Conversions

The support deadline for processing payroll on the CS Professional Suite® Accounting (CSA) platform is rapidly approaching—and we want to make sure you’re aware of all the transition resources available to you. For firms that provide payroll services, it is important to fully transition data for any clients—including Client Bookkeeping Solution® (CBS) clients—for which you … Read More

Payroll Compliance Information: New Rates in 2017

Payroll Compliance Information: New Rates in 2017

2017 brings new state and federal rates, accelerated W-2 filings and ACA reporting requirements. Due to a low consumer price increase this year, many rates stay the same with a glaring exception—the 2017 Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) wage base. And remember, January 2017 brings Affordable Care Act reporting for applicable large employers (ALEs)—all ALEs … Read More

Minimum Wage Changes for 2017

Minimum Wage Changes for 2017

Several states and localities have announced minimum wage changes for 2017. Twenty-five states, plus the District of Columbia, index their minimum wages to rise automatically with the cost of living. Four more states, also including the District of Columbia, will index minimum wage increases annually beginning in future years: Alaska (2017), Washington, D.C. (2017), Minnesota … Read More