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  • New Jersey modifies local payroll tax
  • New Jersey issues new withholding tables
  • DOL issues guidance on nurses and caregivers
  • Final rules accelerate W-2 filing, modify extension requests
Unemployment Insurance Reports with Social Security
  • Uber drivers are employees for unemployment insurance purposes, appeal board finds
  • SSA issues two notices regarding new routine uses supporting administration of representative payee program


Payroll Management Guide

New Jersey modifies local payroll tax

New Jersey legislation allows any municipality with a population of 200,000 or more to impose an employer payroll tax. Previously, a municipality had to collect or adopt the tax during the two-year period prior to July 1, 1995.

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New Jersey issues new withholding tables

New Jersey has issued new percentage method withholding tables in response to a recently enacted income tax increase. After January 1, 2018, the tax rate on income over $5 million will be $431,457.50 plus 10.75% for married individuals filing a joint return and individuals filing as head of household or as surviving spouse and $433,373.75 plus 10.75% for married individuals filing separately, unmarried individuals other than individuals filing as head of household or as a surviving spouse. The wage-bracket withholding tables have not been changed. The tables must be implemented no later than September 1, 2018. The state also revised Form NJ-W4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate.

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DOL issues guidance on nurses and caregivers

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has issued guidance on nurses and caregivers. Specifically, the Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) provides guidance to Wage and Hour Division field staff to help them determine whether home care, nurse, or caregiver registries (registries) are employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A registry is an entity that typically matches people who need caregiving services with caregivers who provide the services, usually nurses, home health aides, personal care attendants, or home care workers with other titles (collectively, caregivers).

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Final rules accelerate W-2 filing, modify extension requests

The IRS has finalized rules for filing Forms W-2 and Forms 1099-Misc. with box 7 filled in. The final rules accelerate the time for filing these forms and modify extension requests. Under the new rules, there is no automatic extension of time to file Forms W-2 (except Form W-2G) or Forms 1099-MISC with information in box 7.

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Unemployment Insurance Reports with Social Security

Uber drivers are employees for unemployment insurance purposes, appeal board finds

Rejecting Uber Technologies' last-minute bid to withdraw its appeal, the New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board has ruled that three New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) members and former Uber drivers, as well as those who are similarly situated, are employees of the company for the purposes of unemployment insurance.

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SSA issues two notices regarding new routine uses supporting administration of representative payee program

In accordance with the Privacy Act and SSA disclosure regulations, the SSA is issuing public notice of its intent to publish (1) a new routine use applicable to four of its system of records (83 Fed. Reg. 31251, July 3, 2018; ¶15,755C), and (2) two new routine uses applicable to seven of its systems of record (83 Fed. Reg. 31250, July 3, 2018; ¶15,756C). These routine uses will permit disclosures the agency intends to make to new entities to support the administration of the representative payee program. The system of records notices maintain information used in the SSA's representative payee program, in addition to a variety of the SSA's core mission operations. The new routines uses became effective on August 2, 2018.

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Payroll and Unemployment Insurance NetNews is a current summary of federal and state employment laws and regulations, compliance issues, and other topics related to proper handling of day to day workplace matters. This timely information comes from the Payroll Management Guide and Unemployment Insurance Reporter with Social Security.

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