Employment Taxes

Regs. Clarify Employment Tax Responsibilities of Designated Payer Agents

Final regulations issued by the IRS contain rules on the liability for employment taxes when an employer designates an agent under a "service agreement" to pay its employees and to satisfy its employment tax obligations instead of following normal IRS procedures to designate an agent.

Heightened Emphasis on Worker Classification

Worker classification has been a major concern for many years. While it is clear that government agencies recognize that worker misclassification is a significant problem, how to classify workers remains unclear.

Post-Windsor FICA Refund Procedures

The IRS announced procedures employers should follow for filing refund claims for overpaid FICA and income taxes paid on employer-provided benefits for same-sex spouses that, because of the Windsor decision, are now tax free.

A Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Primer

This item discusses the basic mechanics of the trust fund recovery penalty, what qualifies someone as responsible for payroll taxes, and what constitutes willfulness.

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States look to unclaimed property for revenue

State audits of abandoned and unclaimed property (AUP) have exploded in recent years. This report outlines the escheat process, common types of AUP, how different states are handling it and how companies can plan for potential audits and liabilities.

DEDUCTIONS

Understanding the new Sec. 199A business income deduction

The new deduction allows certain business owners to keep pace with the significant corporate tax cut provided by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.