Payroll Updates


  PAYROLL CURRENTLY Issue 6 is now available. The current issue, dated June 1, 2018, covers the latest federal payroll compliance developments and much more. Highlights include:




IRS Releases Revised 2018 Wage Levy Exempt Amount Tables. The IRS has issued a revised 2018 Publication 1494, Tables for Figuring Amount Exempt From Levy on Wages, Salary, and Other Income, which reflects changes made by Public Law 115-97, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

DOL to Focus on Proposed Rules for Overtime, Tips. The OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs released its Agency Rule List for spring 2018. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will be working on two rules that would affect overtime calculations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and one that would align tip credit regulations with recently enacted legislation.

IRS Encourages 'Paycheck Checkup' for More Employees. The IRS is encouraging seasonal and part-year employees; two-income families and people with multiple jobs; and employees who itemize their deductions to use its withholding calculator and, if necessary, revise their Forms W-4.

ACA Affordability Percentage Increases to 9.86% for 2019. The IRS released its annual inflation adjustment to the percentage of household income used to determine whether an employer's offer of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is affordable.






The latest from the APA's Government Relations office: APA Asks Seattle to Clarify Definitions in Its Mandatory Retirement Plan; Agency Heads Highlight Valuable Payroll Relationships; and more.  

Also available are an Index for 2018 and the APA's Monthly Compliance Calendar.


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