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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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Oct 08, 2017

USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9, Instructions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and updated the Instructions for Form I-9. Employers must begin using the new version (dated July 17, 2017) by September 18, 2017.

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Sep 17, 2017

APA Helps Stop California Student Loan Garnishment Bill

In a win for APA, a California bill (S.B. 16) that would have tied student loan garnishment calculations to state and local minimum wage rates was voted down in a state Assembly vote of 38 to 24 in June, although the bill sponsor was given leave to try again later in this session to get the bill passed. APA’s lobbying effort began last February when it informed the Legislature that the proposed calculation method was inherently unfair to California residents.

 

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Sep 10, 2017

California, Virgin Islands Apply for Benefit Cost Rate Add-on Waiver

California and the Virgin Islands have applied to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for a Benefit Cost Rate (BCR; sometimes referred to as Benefit Cost Ratio) add-on waiver by the, deadline. California and the Virgin Islands are on the DOL’s updated list of potential Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) credit reduction states for 2017 [DOL, Potential 2017 Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Credit Reductions, rev. July 2017].

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Sep 04, 2017

Court Invalidates DOL’s Overtime Rule

Following up on its preliminary order issued last November, a Texas federal district court has ruled that the DOL’s rule, which would have increased the minimum salary threshold for exempt “white collar” employees from $455 to $913 per week, is invalid.

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Apr 02, 2017

IRS Issues 2017 Forms W-2, W-3, and Instructions

The 2017 Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, and the 2017 General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3, have been released by the IRS. A new Box 12 Code FF has been added to Form W-2.

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Apr 02, 2017

ACA Replacement Legislation Withdrawn

On March 24, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would have repealed and replaced many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was removed from consideration by the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives. The proposed legislation contained several payroll-related provisions. It is unclear whether Congress will attempt further changes to the ACA. Employers should continue to comply with the requirements of the ACA.

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