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Have You Checked your 2018 Federal Tax Withholding?

By Ted Landis, CPA, CFP® A government report was recently issued estimating 30 million people (over 21% of taxpayers) will find they have had too little federal tax withheld and will owe money when they file their 2018 income tax returns.  As you may recall, the federal withholding tables were updated in March 2018 as [...]

By |2018-08-17T14:29:33+00:00August 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Have You Checked your 2018 Federal Tax Withholding?

Health Insurance Options

Are you a sole proprietor or small-business employer? Is your health insurance too expensive or completely unaffordable? Keep your eyes open for more information on new entities known as association health plans. The President signed an executive order last year and the Department of Labor issued its ruling. The changes may provide opportunities for lower-cost [...]

By |2018-07-11T12:51:35+00:00July 11th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Health Insurance Options

July 2018 starts the penalty phase of new PA 1099-MISC rules

Earlier this year we announced the changes that the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue was making with Form 1099-MISC reporting through our newsletter and our website (see February blog post below).  This change applies to businesses operating in PA who pay non-employee compensation or business income to individuals or entities outside PA or to disregarded entities [...]

By |2018-07-05T13:49:47+00:00July 5th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on July 2018 starts the penalty phase of new PA 1099-MISC rules

Philadelphia Wage Tax

The Philadelphia wage tax rate changes each year on July 1st.  Every paycheck dated after June 30th must be taxed at the new wage tax rate.  The new reduced tax rate for Philadelphia residents is 3.8809%; non-residents subject to Philadelphia wage tax will now be taxed at the rate of 3.4567%.  Although a wage tax [...]

By |2018-06-25T14:14:53+00:00June 25th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Philadelphia Wage Tax

2017 OSHA 300A Submission Due 7/1/18

Covered establishments should electronically submit their 2017 OSHA Form 300A information between now and July 1, 2018. Too see whether your organization is a covered organization, go to www.osha.gov/injuryreporting.

By |2018-06-19T08:52:04+00:00June 19th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 2017 OSHA 300A Submission Due 7/1/18

New Jersey Employers Should Prepare Now for July 1, 2018

Jill Scheetz, PHR, SHRM-CP On July 1, 2018 the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (new EPA) becomes effective.  At first blush, you might think your company has nothing to worry about.  However, when the prize for plaintiffs who win a jury’s (or the NJ Division of Civil Rights’) opinion is treble damages, employers should [...]

By |2018-06-12T08:25:41+00:00June 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on New Jersey Employers Should Prepare Now for July 1, 2018

Tax Scam Alert

Scammers’ tactics are always evolving to try to stay ahead of the news in an attempt to catch individuals off guard. This is especially true during tax season. We hear the warnings on the evening news and in news articles. PBGW wants to remind all our clients to be aware of the tactics that have [...]

By |2018-04-03T18:07:28+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Tax Scam Alert

New W-4 Form for 2018

The IRS has released the 2018 W-4 form, which reflects the changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We encourage employers to have all employees complete the new W-4 form so that their employees might not have too much nor too little tax withheld from their paychecks during a year when many are uncertain [...]

By |2018-03-01T12:00:09+00:00March 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on New W-4 Form for 2018

The Old & the New W-4

Anne Kelly, CPP When changes are on the horizon, it's a good time to look at current practices and how we need to change to keep up with the changing environment.  The 2018 Form W-4 has not yet been released due to the recent rate and bracket changes made in the Tax Cuts and Jobs [...]

By |2018-02-08T12:30:51+00:00February 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Old & the New W-4

PA Makes Big Changes to Form 1099-MISC

Alyssa Giulianelli, CPA, MBA In Pennsylvania, Form 1099-MISC reporting is no longer a task to think about only at year-end.  Starting in 2018, some non-employee compensation and rental payments that your organization reports on Form 1099-MISC requires PA tax withholding and regular return filings.  Read on for what you may need to do now—not at [...]

By |2018-02-08T12:00:40+00:00February 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on PA Makes Big Changes to Form 1099-MISC