Regulatory Analysis

Posted 3 days ago by Tom Hospod
South Carolina Updates South Carolina Publication RS-1

South Carolina has issued a revision of its Publication RS-1, Instructions and Specifications for Filing Forms W2. There are no changes to the specifications themselves. However, some addresses have changed: Paper W2s, W2Gs, 1099s, or Extension Request: South Carolina Department of Revenue, PO Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0022 CD-ROM: South Carolina Department of Revenue, PO Box […]

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Posted 3 days ago by Paul Ogawa
New York Updates Electronic Reporting of Quarterly Combined Wage and Withholding Tax Information

The New York Department of Taxation and Finance recently updated their Publication 69, Electronic Reporting of Quarterly Combined Wage and Withholding Tax Information. This publication provides information on regulations and requirements for filing withholding tax information on a quarterly basis, including specifications for electronic transmittals. Updated from a downloadable publication to a web page, there […]

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Posted 3 days ago by Paul Ogawa
Kentucky Updates Withholding Instructions for Employers

The Kentucky Department of Revenue recently updated Publication 42A003, Withholding Instructions for Employers. This publication provides instructions and withholding guidelines for employers who have filing obligations in Kentucky. This most recent version is an update to a recent version that was released in December 2018, with only one update from the previous version: Section XII, […]

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Posted 3 days ago by Paul Ogawa
Kentucky Publishes New Form K-5C for Information Returns

The Kentucky Department of Revenue recently published a new form for correcting information returns called Form K-5C, Corrected report of Kentucky Withholding Statements. This form is used to correct certain information on information returns previously submitted using Form K-5, Employer’s Report of Withholding Tax Statements. Form K-5C can only be filed to correct certain information on […]

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Posted 3 days ago by Tom Hospod
Maryland Revises Form MW506FR, Employer Withholding Final Return Form

Maryland has updated its Form MW506FR, Employer Withholding Final Return Form – which should be submitted with the final employer withholding tax return (MW506 or MW506M) or mailed separately if filing electronically. The only revision to the form is the additional requirement of the last four digits of the employer’s zip code.

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Posted 3 days ago by Tom Hospod
Alabama Announces Second Quarter Interest Rate

The Alabama Department of Revenue recently announced the quarterly interest rate for underpayments and overpayments of withholding taxes for the second quarter of 2019. The interest rate for the first quarter of 2019 was 6% and will remain at 6% for this coming quarter.

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Posted 2 weeks ago by Tom Hospod
IRS Reminds Filers to Indicate Health Coverage

The IRS has published a notice reminding filers that, despite the repeal of the individual mandate in last year’s tax reform bill, individuals must still indicate on their return whether they had health coverage. ACA remains the law of the land for Tax Year 2018 – individuals were required to maintain and report coverage. The IRS […]

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Posted 1 month ago by Paul Ogawa
California Updates Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) recently published an updated version of Form DE-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. This form is used to provide employee withholding information for California income tax purposes. The only changes to the most recent version of this form were made in the dollar amounts listed in two sections: In Worksheet […]

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Posted 1 month ago by Tom Hospod
Nebraska Releases 2019 Nebraska Lottery Winner Claim Form

Nebraska has released a 2019 version of its Form NE-LOT, Nebraska Lottery Winner Claim Form, which is filed for the purpose of gambling winning withholdings. The form only has one revision from last year’s version: winnings from the “Lucky for Life” game are now subject to withholding.

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Posted 1 month ago by Tom Hospod
New Mexico Revises Form RPD-41374

New Mexico has revised its Form RPD-41374, Annual Report of Non-Resident Remittees Holding an Agreement to Pay Tax on Oil and Gas Proceeds, which is used to report the distribution of oil and gas proceeds to each nonresident remittee who entered into an agreement to pay the tax on oil and gas proceeds. This form is […]

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Posted 1 month ago by Tom Hospod
Ohio Publishes Employer Withholding Tax Due Dates 2018-2019 Payment Schedule

Ohio has published the due dates for Monthly, Quarterly, and Partial Weekly filers/payers in 2019. These dates apply to Forms IT-501 and SD-101. Partial weekly filers must submit a Quarterly Reconciliation on Form IT-942 and all filers must submit an annual reconciliation on Form IT-3. Monthly and Quarterly filers additionally submit annual returns on Forms IT-941 and […]

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Posted 1 month ago by Paul Ogawa
Colorado Publishes Updated Civil Tax Penalties and Interest Guidelines

The Colorado Department of Revenue recently published an updated version of FYI General 11: Colorado Civil Tax Penalties and Interest. This publication is a part of the FYI series that Colorado publishes, and provides information on civil tax penalties and interest rates for tax underpayments. There is only one update in the most recent version […]

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Posted 1 month ago by Paul Ogawa
Iowa Extends W-2 and 1099 Filing Deadline for TY 2018

The Iowa Department of Revenue announced today that due to technical difficulties with a segment of taxpayers attempting to file W-2 and 1099 reports electronically through the Iowa eFile & Pay system, the electronic filing deadline for these forms will be extended until February 28, 2019. Please note that all other functions of the eFile & […]

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Posted 1 month ago by Paul Ogawa
Wisconsin Extends W-2 and 1099 Filing Deadline for TY 2018

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue announced today that it will be extending the deadline for W-2 and 1099 filing automatically from January 31, 2019 to Monday, February 4, 2019. The Department notes that extreme weather conditions leading to business closings and delays with the US Postal Service are factors in this decision to extend the filing deadline. […]

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Posted 1 month ago by Paul Ogawa
South Carolina Updates Transmittal Form for W-2 and 1099s Submitted by CD ROM or Paper

The South Carolina Department of Revenue recently released an updated version of Form WH-1612, Transmittal Form for W-2s or 1099s Submitted by CD-ROM or Paper. This form must be filled out by each filer submitting magnetic media or paper versions of Forms W-2 or 1099s, as it provides a summary of certain information including South […]

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Posted 1 month ago by Tom Hospod
Massachusetts Publishes TIR 19-1: Individual Mandate Penalties for Tax Year 2019

Massachusetts has released the individual mandate penalties for tax year 2019. Adults deemed able to afford health insurance, but fail to maintain health insurance coverage for any part of the year, may be subject to these penalties. Coverage must meet minimum creditable coverage standards established by the Health Connector. The penalties, which will be imposed through […]

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Posted 1 month ago by Paul Ogawa
California Updates Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) recently published an updated version of Form DE-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments. This form is used to provide the EDD with information relating to the withholding of pension and annuity payments for individuals. There are only a few minor changes to the form, which include the […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Tom Hospod
Kentucky Updates Withholding Information and Introduces New Form K-5

Kentucky has several updates relative to withholding, including Form 42A808, Authorization to Submit Employees Annual W-2 Information in EFW2 Format via Kentucky Department of Revenue Web Site; Form K-5, Employers Report of Withholding Tax Statement; and Form K-5 Instructions. There are slight changes to Form 42A808: This form can now be used to update contact information. A PIN is […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Tom Hospod
North Dakota Publishes 2019 Withholding Tax Tables and Rates and Instructions for Wages Paid

North Dakota has released two publications relative to 2019 withholding: The Withholding Tax Tables and Rates and Instructions for Wages Paid. There are not any changes to the instructions – only to the rates and amounts for the various withholding/payment cycles.  Likewise, the Withholding Tax Tables – which show the amounts to withhold for each tax bracket for […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Tom Hospod
Idaho Updates Income Tax Withholding Guide

Idaho has revised its Income Tax Withholding Guide. It was last updated in June 2018. The only change to this publication was the addition of the new ID W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, in the guide’s appendix (page 50). Idaho employees should enter their withholding allowances on this form rather than the federal Form W-4.

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