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  • Puerto Rico enacts tax reform; issues guidance
  • New York MTA surcharge rate increases for 2019
  • Vermont releases 2019 withholding tables
  • Illinois issues new withholding tables for 2019
Unemployment Insurance Reports with Social Security
  • Dollar cap on attorney fee assessment for 2019 increases by $2
  • SSA announces review of representative payee selection, replacement policies


Payroll Management Guide

Puerto Rico enacts tax reform; issues guidance

On December 10, 2018, the Governor of Puerto Rico signed into a law a tax relief package including reductions in tax for businesses. Under the law, the corporate tax rate will decrease, among other things. There is also an increase for the withholding tax on services. This rate is now 10% subject to exceptions. (Act No. 257 of December 10, 2018.)

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New York MTA surcharge rate increases for 2019

The New York corporate franchise tax MTA surcharge rate will increase from 28.6% to 28.9% for tax year 2019. The rate will remain the same in later tax years, unless the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance establishes a new rate.

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Vermont releases 2019 withholding tables

Vermont has issued new withholding tables for wages paid on and after January 1, 2019. All of the tables will be reproduced in the Payroll Management Guide in a future release at ¶8678 and ¶8679. (Publication GB-1210, Vermont Department of Taxes, December 2018.)

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Illinois issues new withholding tables for 2019

Illinois has issued new withholding tables for wages paid on and after January 1, 2019. All of the tables will be reproduced in the Payroll Management Guide at ¶5908 and ¶5909 in a future release. (Illinois Department of Revenue Illinois Withholding Tax Tables, Effective January 1, 2019, Booklet IL-700-T (R-12/18).)

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Unemployment Insurance Reports with Social Security

Dollar cap on attorney fee assessment for 2019 increases by $2

The dollar cap on the fee assessment that the SSA charges attorneys for withholding from benefits due claimants the fees that it certifies may be paid to those attorneys increases to $95 in 2019 for successful claims under Titles II and XVI. Social Security Act §206(d) provides that the assessment be 6.3% of the fee amount withheld for direct payment to attorneys; however, the percentage may be reduced as long as full recovery of the costs of determining and certifying fees to attorneys may be achieved. The amount, in any event, may not exceed 6.3%. In 2019, the percentage will remain at 6.3%.

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SSA announces review of representative payee selection, replacement policies

The SSA is requesting information on the appropriateness of its order of preference list for selecting representative payees and the effectiveness of its policy and operational procedures in determining when to change a payee. The agency is seeking this information to determine whether and how it should make any changes to the representative payee program to help ensure that it selects suitable payees for its beneficiaries. Comments are due by January 28, 2019.

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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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