Liz Hewitt

Liz Hewitt

April Employment Tax Seminars

Do you want to learn more about state and federal 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:...

USDOL: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Overtime Regulation Update)

The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime. Under currently enforced law, employees with a salary below $455 per week ($23,660...

Paid Sick Leave Popular

We’ve all seen it—one of our employees has a bad cold, maybe even the flu, but they come to work anyway. In some cases, the employee has the option of taking time off, and you’d prefer they do so, but still they show up, putting everyone in the...

IRS News

►NEWS Here are five facts about the new Form 1040 There are several changes to the 2018 Form 1040. However, taxpayers who file electronically may not notice the changes as the tax return preparation software guides people through the filing process....

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,...