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IRS help for employers wanting to rehire retirees or keep them after retirement age

The IRS reminds employers they generally won’t jeopardize the tax status of their pension plans if they rehire retirees or permit distributions of retirement benefits to current employees who have reached age 59 ½ or the plan’s normal retirement...

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  • November 4, 2021

COVID relief: IRS helps employers wanting to rehire retirees or retain employees after retirement age

WASHINGTON — To help address COVID-related labor shortages, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded employers that they generally will not jeopardize the tax status of their pension plans if they rehire retirees or permit distributions of retirement benefits to...

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  • October 27, 2021

IRS resources to help small business employers understand and meet their tax responsibilities

This is National Small Business Week. The IRS acknowledges that small business employers have unique tax responsibilities, and they make valuable contributions to the economy. The agency has a variety of information and resources to help employers understand and...

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  • September 20, 2021

February 1 is the deadline for employers to issue and file wage statements

Employers must file Form W-2 and other wage statements by Monday, February 1, 2021. This is also the date Form W-2s are due to employees. By law, employers are required to file copies of their Form W-2, Wage and...

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  • January 8, 2021

Major changes to retirement plans due to COVID-19

Qualified individuals affected by COVID-19 may be able to withdraw up to $100,000 from their eligible retirement plans, including IRAs, between Jan. 1 and Dec. 30, 2020. These coronavirus-related distributions aren’t subject to the 10% additional tax that generally...

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  • July 17, 2020

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID -19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are...

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  • May 29, 2020

New credits fund employers for Coronavirus-related paid leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides tax credits to reimburse employers for the costs of providing paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave to employees unable to work because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). These credits are...

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  • May 18, 2020

Common errors to avoid when filing for advance payment of employer credits

Employers who are filing Form 7200, Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due to COVID-19 should read the instructions carefully and take their time when completing this form to avoid mistakes. Using a reputable tax preparer – including certified public...

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  • April 29, 2020