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Payroll Management Guide
  • New Mexico tax amnesty program gives taxpayers a fresh start
  • Arkansas and Missouri voters approve minimum wage increases
  • New FLSA opinion letters include an about-face on 80/20 tip rule
  • IRS issues 2019 COLAs on dollar limitations on pension plans
Unemployment Insurance Reports with Social Security
  • DOL issues 2018 annual UC certifications of states under FUTA
  • Proposed DOL rule would broaden states' right to drug test UI recipients


Payroll Management Guide

New Mexico tax amnesty program gives taxpayers a fresh start

Individual taxpayers and small businesses may qualify for forgiveness of penalties and interest on overdue taxes with New Mexico's Fresh Start Program. Taxpayers must enroll by December 31. New Mexico offers tax amnesty for individuals and small businesses who have unreported or underreported taxes. The Taxation and Revenue Department will waive both penalties and interest for taxpayers qualified under the program.

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Arkansas and Missouri voters approve minimum wage increases

The mid-term elections have ushered in a wage boost for workers in Arkansas and Missouri. Voters approved ballot initiatives that will raise the minimum wage in Arkansas from its current $8.50 an hour to $11.00 an hour in 2021. In Missouri, voters gave the go-ahead to increase the state minimum wage of $7.85 an hour to $12.00 an hour by 2023.

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New FLSA opinion letters include an about-face on 80/20 tip rule

The Department of Labor on November 8 released four new opinion letters on FLSA compliance. One of those letters put an end to the controversial so-called 80/20 tip rule governing the employer tip credit when employees perform both tipped and non-tipped job duties. The change will have a huge impact on the restaurant industry and currently ongoing litigation. Opinion Letter FLSA2018-27 reinstates virtually verbatim (the minimum wage amount has changed) a 2009 opinion letter addressing the definition of a "tipped employee" for purposes of the tip credit under which employers may pay tipped employees not less than $2.13 per hour and take a "tip credit" for the difference between paid wages and the federal minimum wage.

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IRS issues 2019 COLAs on dollar limitations on pension plans

The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019. Many of the pension plan limitations will change for 2019 because the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment. However, other limitations will remain unchanged because the increase in the index did not meet the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment.

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Unemployment Insurance Reports with Social Security

DOL issues 2018 annual UC certifications of states under FUTA

The Secretary of Labor has signed the annual 12-month certifications under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act that enable employers that make contributions to state unemployment funds to obtain certain credits against their liability for federal unemployment tax. All 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, have received certifications for the maximum additional credit allowable based on the 12-month period ending on October 31, 2018 (83 Fed. Reg. 55755, November 7, 2018).

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Proposed DOL rule would broaden states' right to drug test UI recipients

In a proposed rule published in the November 5, 2018, Federal Register, the Department of Labor (DOL) would allow state unemployment compensation programs greater flexibility in outlining which recipients could be subjected to drug-testing. The proposed rule replaces an Obama-era DOL rule that outlines specific occupations for which drug-testing would be permissible. President Trump had signed a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) scrapping that measure, tasking the DOL to come up with a replacement that substantially differed in scope, one not "substantially the same" as the old rule.

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