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Will D.C.’s Business Lobby Undermine the District’s Paid Family Leave Program?

Two city council members have proposed an alternative plan that claims to offer workers the same benefits while lowering the payroll tax employers will have to pay. The post Will D.C.’s Business Lobby Undermine the District’s Paid Family Leave Program? appeared first on Rewire.

Republicans are considering a controversial tax to pay for Obamacare reform — and it's a good idea

Health insurance provided by your employer is free from income and payroll tax, regardless of how expensive the insurance is. But House Republicans are considering changing that as part of a plan to pay for changes to the Affordable Care Act, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. Show More Summary

D.C. Paid Leave Payroll Tax Set for Implementation

District of Columbia officials are preparing to implement a new paid leave program, funded by a 0.62 percent payroll tax, guaranteeing eight weeks of parental leave, six weeks to care for an ailing family member, and two weeks of personal illness leave. Show More Summary

In case you think tax frauds are going away

The IRS warns that a scam it uncovered last year involving corporate payroll departments continues to steal tax refunds

Cuomo warns New Yorkers of new tax scams

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers need to beware of new scams this tax season. State officials say many of the new schemes target company payroll and human resources … Click to Continue »

Bernie Sanders Unveils Social Security Expansion Bill On The Day Millionaires Stop Paying

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced a bill on Thursday to expand Social Security benefits by lifting the cap on earnings subject to payroll taxes. The progressive lawmakers presented their proposalShow More Summary

Fake CEO phishing tax scam is back

Remember that tax scam last spring where crooks posing as company executives sent emails asking for workers' payroll data? It was the one that fooled lots of folks, including a Milwaukee Bucks employee who thought that the message really did come from the NBA franchise's president. Show More Summary

IRS Warns Again On Payroll Scam As Tax Season Begins

Be on the lookout for an email scam focusing on payroll records. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been made aware that another email scam is making its way to taxpayers as tax season begins.

Tax Roundup, 1/25/17: Dead corporation, dead deduction. And links on filing if you don’t have to, and more!

Is there tax life after administrative death? When a business withholds taxes from payroll, it isn’t really their money anymore, even while it […]

Trump's Nominee for White House Budget Director Didn't Pay Taxes for Employee for Years

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Donald Trump’s nominee for White House budget director, apparently doesn’t know much about payroll taxes. The New York Times reports he admitted to not paying state or federal taxes for a babysitter he and his wife employed. Read more...

Budget pick Mulvaney acknowledges payroll tax lapse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate's top Democrat to issue a statement saying the lapse should disqualify his nomination. [...]Show More Summary

Trump Budget Nominee Did Not Pay Taxes for Employee

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The disclosure that the nominee, Mick Mulvaney, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a babysitter raised questions about his nomination.

Trump Budget Nominee Did Not Pay Taxes for Employee

President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for White House budget director “failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household employee, he admitted in a statement to the Senate Budget Committee, the sort of tax compliance issue that has [...]

Euro sentences to ponder

The point is that a country like Italy or Greece is not trapped by being in the euro. It could increase its competitiveness by raising value-added taxes on consumption and cutting payroll taxes. That is from Arnold Kling, channeling Gita Gopinath.  The interview with her at the link is worth reading. The post Euro sentences to ponder appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Beware The Jobs Data- Employers Are Usually Last To Get The News

Relative strength in withholding tax collections tended to support the growth in nonfarm payrolls throughout 2016. But what if both sets of data are misleading? What if employers are acting irrationally in adding jobs when their order books don’t justify it? Employers often take their hiring cues from the stock market. Show More Summary

Council votes down radical restructuring of paid leave

In a 8 to 5 vote, D.C. Council says no to employer mandate, paving way for a payroll tax

Problems with Paid Family Leave Redux

Last week I wrote about the unintended consequences of the proposed DC family leave benefit, which is to be financed by a payroll tax on all employers in the District.  My objections were that the tax increases the cost of operatingShow More Summary

Lunch Links: OECD Raises U.S. Growth Projections Based on Trump's Economic Plans; Compromise Support for D.C. Payroll Tax for Paid Leave; N.J. Gov. Christie Reverses Stance on Tax Reciprocity Pact

Today is November 29, the date in 1977 when the U.S. Supreme Court decided Commissioner v. Kowalski, which held that taxable income includes cash payments replacing a previous employer-provided direct benefit. Robert Kowalski was a New Jersey state trooper who did not report as income on his tax return $1,371.09 in meal allowances he had received. Show More Summary

District of Columbia Chairman Unveils Paid Leave Tax Proposal

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) yesterday released his compromise paid leave proposal, after developing it over the past several months. Key elements: A 0.62 percent payroll tax on all employers in the District (except the federal...Show More Summary

Tax Roundup, 11/22/16: No good deed goes unpunished if you owe payroll taxes. Also: Trump tax reform uncertainty, more!

Programming note. The Tax Update will take off the rest of the week for Thanksgiving. See you Monday! IRS>Employees. Pay the […]

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