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Eye on Washington: Legislative Updates

Updated on December 05, 2017

Legislative Trends: Understanding Tax Credits, Part 3: Hurricane Disaster Area Employee Retention Credits

The federal government offers several tax credits to help eligible businesses lower their tax liability.


2018 Taxable Wage Base Increases By Less Than Earlier Pronouncement

Nov 30

On October 13, 2017 the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the 2018 Social Security wage base would be $128,700, which was an increase of $1,500 from $127,200 in 2017.


IRS Begins Mailing Employer Shared Responsibility Payment (ESRP) Letters

Nov 20

The IRS recently began notifying employers via a letter containing several attachments if the employer may owe a penalty for failing to comply with the employer mandate requirements under the ACA.


New IRS Guidance on ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Assessments for 2015

Nov 3

On November 2, 2017, new guidance was released by the IRS concerning Employer Shared Responsibility assessments under the ACA, also known as the Section 4980H Employer Mandate penalty.


IRS Information Reporting Penalty Amounts Indexed for 2018

Oct 26

On October 19, 2017, the IRS announced via Revenue Procedure 2017-58 the penalties under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for failure to file correct Information Returns, such as Forms W-2, 1099 and 1095-C, by the due date, and failure to furnish correct Information Returns to employees and other recipients by the required due date.

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