Liz Hewitt

Liz Hewitt

HR Tip of the Month – December

Does your workplace have too much chit-chat? A lot of employers are in the same boat, and they want to find the right balance between forbidding chit-chat and permitting too much of it. The right amount likely depends on the nature of the workplace and...

FAQ: How long to keep tax records? 

Safekeeping tax records helps for future filing, amended returns, audits WASHINGTON — With the tax filing season quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers to understand how long to keep tax returns and other documents. This is...

IRS warns of “Tax Transcript” email scam; dangers to business networks

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners warned the public of a surge of fraudulent emails impersonating the IRS and using tax transcripts as bait to entice users to open documents containing malware. The scam is especially...

Minimum wage in Minnesota

Minimum-wage rate will be adjusted for inflation on Jan. 1, 2019 Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation Jan. 1, 2019, to $9.86 an hour for large employers and $8.04 an hour for other state minimum wages. Under Minnesota law,...

Sales Tax Rate Calculator

The Minnesota Department of Revenue currently ofers a Sales Tax Rate Calculator on its website. Use this calculator to determine the state and general local sales and use tax rate that applies to sales and purchases made in Minnesota. See also the new...

Building a Digital Defense Against Payroll Phishing Scams

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center is out with a new warning about fraudsters who are targeting your paycheck via direct deposit. Any worker can be affected by this scam, but the industries getting hit the hardest include education, health care,...

IRS News: 2018_10

IRS NEWS FOR PAYROLL AND HUMAN RESOURCES October 2018 ►UPCOMING WEB CONFERENCES IRS Web Conference – Understanding the Basics of Virtual Currency – is Now Available on Demand. IRS Web Conference – Understanding the Basics of the Dark...

Major Changes to Payroll with New Form W-4**UPDATE**

Major Changes to IRS 2019 Form W‐4 Deferred to 2020 https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs‐statement‐on‐form‐w‐4 The IRS was slated to make major changes to the W4 form due to the passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. On September 20, 2018, the Internal...

Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership – Free Seminars in October

Do you want to learn more about state employment taxes and other employer responsibilities? The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding seminars for employers and their representatives with experts from the following agencies: • Minnesota...

IRS News: 2018_08

IRS tells taxpayers to do a “paycheck checkup” After filing tax returns, many people put taxes far out of their mind. However, the IRS urges these taxpayers to visit the Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov and do a “paycheck checkup.” Doing so will...