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Posted 1 week ago by Daniel Kostrzewa
Saskatchewan aims to collect provincial sales tax from out-of-province e-commerce platforms

As part of its 2020-2021 Budget Estimates, released on March 18, Saskatchewan revealed that it intends to pass the Provincial Sales Tax Amendment Act, 2020. This bill will enact initiatives to ensure out-of-province e-commerce platforms collect and remit Saskatchewan’s provincial sales tax (PST). Sovos is closely tracking Saskatchewan’s plans as they become available. To view Saskatchewan’s budget […]

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Posted 1 month ago by Jesse Rooney
Puerto Rico Extends 2019 Informative Due Dates

Puerto Rico’s revenue department, la Hacienda, has announced that its SURI system for electronic payment and filing of taxes will undergo a system upgrade from February 20 to February 24.  The system will be unavailable at that time.  As a consideration for this upgrade, la Hacienda is extending the due dates for 2019 informatives due […]

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Posted 1 month ago by Paul Ogawa
IRS Releases Updated Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments

The IRS recently released an updated copy of the 2019 Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments. This form is used by recipients of pensions, annuities, and certain forms of deferred income to communicate the correct federal income tax withholding to withhold from payments. There is no update to the form itself from […]

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Posted 1 month ago by Robert Beck
West Virginia releases updated Form WV/IT-101A

West Virginia has released an updated Form WV/IT-101A. See below for changes. Address for State Tax Department updated to P.O. Box 3943, Charleston, WV 25339-3943 but only on the top of the form, not at the “Mail To” address. Language removed: Taxpayers required to file electronically will no longer receive returns for the tax types subject […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Gerry Nelligan
IRS Implements Changes to Deductions of Mortgage Insurance Premiums

The IRS recently announced the implementation of provisions from P.L. 116-94, Division Q, which extends the applicability of Section 163(h)(3)(E) for tax years 2018 through 2020 to provide for the deductibility of mortgage insurance premiums (“MIP”) which are reported on Form 1098. More specifically, MIP aggregating in amounts of $600 or more received during a […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Gerry Nelligan
Vermont releases updated WHT-436 and Instructions

The Vermont Department of Taxes has released updates to their WHT-436, Quarterly Withholding and Reconciliation and Health Care Contribution form, and their WHT-436 Instructions, Quarterly Withholding Reconciliation.  WHT-436 Changes In part III, line 6 has been changed to an un-numbered checkbox, shifting lines 7-12 down one number. The HCC Premium per FTE Exemption, on line […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Gerry Nelligan
New Jersey has updated its NJ Shared Responsibility Requirement page

New Jersey has updated its NJ Shared Responsibility Requirement page. See below for a detail of some of the important changes. Under the New Jersey Health Insurance Market Preservation Act (HIMPA), employers and providers of coverage must file with the Division of Taxation on or before March 31, 2020. The state has no plans for extensions […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Paul Ogawa
California EDD Releases Updated Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments

The California Employment Development Department has released a new version of the DE-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments. This form is used to provide withholding information to withholding agents and account managers for distributions from pension or annuity payments. The only changes to the form occurred on Worksheet B. The following updates were […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Paul Ogawa
New Mexico Updates Income and Withholding Information Returns and Filing Methods for TY 2019

The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department recently updated Publication FYI-330, Income and Withholding Information Returns and Filing Methods 2019. This publication provides information on filing requirements for information and withholding returns, use of the Combined Federal/State Reporting System, and electronic specifications for filing information returns with the state. There are a few updates to […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Jesse Rooney
1042-S Supplemental Instructions Released by IRS

The IRS has recently provided supplementary instructions for 2019 1042-S forms.  These supplemental instructions should be used for reporting in 1042-S forms for tax year 2019.  There were two changes: Firstly for box 7c, withholding and reporting performed in the following year against a partner or beneficiary’s share designated for the prior year before March […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Gerry Nelligan
Connecticut Updates CT-W3, CT-941, CT-945, and CT-1096 Forms

The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services recently released updated CT-W3, CT-945, and CT-1096 forms for the 2019 Tax Year. These updates primarily address the addition of the Federal 1099-K taxable income to Connecticut taxable income for TY 2019. A revised version of CT-941 was released for Tax Year 2020. To view any of these forms, click here.

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Posted 2 months ago by Gerry Nelligan
New Jersey releases 2019 specifications for W-2 reporting via electronic filing and 2020 Income Tax Withholding Instructions

New Jersey has released updated specifications for reporting W-2 information via electronic filing and also its 2020 Income Tax Withholding Instructions. See below for a detailed description of changes. Income Tax Withholding Instructions Modifications have been made to the rules for military spouses working in New Jersey New Jersey employers are now required to give Form […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Gerry Nelligan
Idaho releases 2019 Information Return 1099 E-Filing Guide

Idaho releases 2019 State Tax Commission Information Return 1099 E-Filing Guide. No changes were made to the Guide other than updating for the current tax year. (Rev. 11/26/19)

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Posted 2 months ago by Gerry Nelligan
North Carolina publishes updated Income Tax Withholding Tables and Instructions for Employers

North Carolina has published an updated Income Tax Withholding Tables and Instructions for Employers (NC-30) booklet for TY 2020. See below for details on changes.   The 4% mandatory withholding requirement has been applied to all personal services for non-wage compensation. Previously this only applied to non-resident contractors.   Withholding needs to be taken out […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Gerry Nelligan
Massachusetts New Tax Rate, Releases Other Documentation

Massachusetts has released a number of notices and publications, as detailed below. Tax Rate Massachusetts announced that effective as of January 1, 2020, the state income tax rate will drop from 5.05% to 5.0%, affecting withholding rates. For the news page, click here. View the full release here. Interest Rate In Technical Information Release 19-18, Massachusetts has announced […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Gerry Nelligan
Pennsylvania releases updated versions of W-2/1099 instructions and specifications

Pennsylvania has released updated versions of its W-2/1099 CSV reporting instructions and specifications and EFW-2/EFW-2C. The only change was that the effective date of the specifications has been changed to after January 21, 2020, after which time all files uploaded must reflect the changes in the handbook. To view the full W-2/1099 CSV instructions and specifications, click here. […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Paul Ogawa
Illinois Releases Updated Electronic Filing Specifications for Forms W-2 & W-2C

The Illinois Department of Revenue recently released their Electronic Filing Specifications for Forms W-2 and W-2C, which provide general instructions and state-specific specifications for filing these forms with the state. The updates to these specifications revolve around the removal of the web upload option for filing electronically. All electronically filed W-2 records must be transmitted […]

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Posted 2 months ago by Gerry Nelligan
Georgia has released updated TY2020 Employer’s Tax Guide, G-7M, G-1003, GA-V, and G-7Q forms

Georgia has released its Employer’s Tax Guide, updated for TY 2020. Additionally it has released TY 2020 updated G-7M, G-1003, GA-V, and G-7Q forms, respectively the Quarterly Return for Monthly Payers, Income Statement Return, Withholding Payment Voucher, and the Georgia Quarterly Return for Quarterly Payers. Employer’s Tax Guide Link Applies tax laws as of January […]

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