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Jun 17, 2019

May Chapter Meeting Notes From Capital Summit 2019

Notes from Capital Summit 2019

  1. What’s new from the IRS?

TCJA

Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical leave

Form 8994 computes and is reported on Form 3800

Written policy in place that meets certain requirements

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Jun 19, 2019

June Chapter Breakfast Meeting: State Payroll Taxes

Speaker: James Chinn is a payroll tax specialist with the Employment Development Department, Tax Branch, Field Audit and Compliance Division. The Department is responsible for California programs involving unemployment insurance, disability insurance, payroll tax collection, and job training/workforce services.

Please note that the meeting is on a Wednesday

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Jul 1, 2019

Happy 4th of July – No Chapter Meeting

The OCCAPA will not have a July Chapter Meeting.  Save the date, Thursday, 8/15/2019 for our August Chapter Dinner Meeting 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Fountain Valley Claim Jumper.

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Aug 15, 2019

August Chapter Dinner Meeting:

Speaker:  Tom Lambert, Wespac. CLU, ChFC, Vice-President, Senior Consultant & Advisor, WESPAC. Since the early ’80s, Tom has embraced the vision of multi-financial disciplines in order to better serve the small and mid-sized business owners, traditional to the core of WESPAC’s practice.

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What's New

Feb 06, 2018

2018 Standard Mileage Rates After Federal Tax Reform

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA; Pub. L. 115-97) suspends the deduction for miles driven for moving purposes for tax years 2018 through 2025. This means that all job-related moving expenses paid by the employer to or on behalf of the employee are taxable, whether for mileage or any other expense.

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Jan 17, 2018

CA Notice to Employees (DE 35)

The form Notice to Employees (DE 35) has been made obsolete.  Please disregard the information referenced on page 5, step 3, and page 79 of the 2017 California Employer’s Guide

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Jan 17, 2018

IRS Releases Withholding Tables

On January 11, the IRS released Notice 1036. All of the withholding allowance amounts have increased, the optional flat rate for supplemental wages up to and including $1 million has decreased to 22%, the mandatory flat rate for supplemental wages over $1 million has decreased to 37%, and the backup withholding rate has decreased to 24%. Employers are encouraged to implement the 2018 withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, 2018.

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Jan 02, 2018

IRS Developing Withholding Guidance

On December 26, the IRS issued a statement saying that it is developing withholding guidance to implement the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 115-97) that will be issued in January. Employers and payroll service providers will be expected to implement the new guidance when paying employees in February. The IRS stressed that the guidance “will be designed to work with existing Forms W-4 . . . and no further action by taxpayers is needed at this time.” Until then, employers and PSPs should continue using the 2017 withholding tables.

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Jan 02, 2018

2018 Mileage Rates Released

The IRS has released Notice 2018-3, which provides the 2018 standard mileage rates. Effective January 1, 2018, the business standard mileage rate will be 54.5 cents per mile (up 1 cent), the medical expense rate will be 18 cents per mile (up 1 cent), and the rate for miles driven for charitable purposes will remain at 14 cents per mile.

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