Payroll Updates


PAYROLL CURRENTLY Issue 3 is now available. The current issue, dated March 2, 2018, covers the latest federal payroll compliance developments and much more. Highlights include:



IRS Releases 2018 Form W-4. The IRS has issued the 2018 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, which is available on the APA website. The certificate the employee completes has not changed, but the instructions and worksheets have been updated to reflect changes in tax law.

IRS Launches New Calculator for 'Paycheck Checkup.' Employers should encourage employees to use the new withholding calculator to determine whether they need to revise their federal income tax withholdings.

IRS Posts 2018 Form 941, Schedule R, and Instructions. The IRS released the 2018 Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return; Schedule R, Allocation Schedule for Aggregate Form 941 Filers; and their corresponding instructions. They are available on the APA website.

Employers Complying With New Tax Law, According to APA Survey. APA's recent survey of its members showed that most employers did not have problems meeting the February 15 deadline to begin using the 2018 federal income tax withholding tables. Read the full results.




The latest from the APA's Government Relations office: APA Comments on IRS Tax Administration; APA Requests Amendment to Illinois Electronic Filing Court Rule; and more.



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



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