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David Warren

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  • Interesting. If you just the very old posts, you will see pretty much the same ADP v Cerdian argument playing out in pretty much the same way. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
  • I am not familiar with the DC forms or DC rules. I can say that nothing DC does or says has ANY effect on IRS rules including federal withholding. DC rules effect DC only. It does not matter the form says. Not the question, but I have had employe…
  • Send a letter to the address on file, then follow your state's rules on escheatment (which you should already be doing).
  • Taxes are supposed to be fair?
  • Flat Tax and Aggregate are the two main Supplemental Wage Withholding methods, but there are a number of obscure methods which are rarely used and generally done incorrectly when they are used. Payroll needs a really good reason to use one of the ob…
  • It is not uncommon for states to not recognize all the 100+ MW/OT exceptions in federal law. It is possible to be in compliance with state law but not federal law Or visa versa. The employee seeks remedy in which ever jurisdiction's rules are being …
  • If you read the IRS publications, there are several different legal Supplemental Taxation Methods. 25% Flat Tax is one, and Aggregation with the normal wages is another. Either way it is Supplemental Wages, but there are (at least) two different leg…
  • Not the question, but I always loved on line forms programs in part because it took payroll out of any position to give advice. It also made it impossible to file out an invalid W-4.
  • Depends on the state, but probably taxable. Severance pay is normal vanilla wages until/unless the government says its not. There is nothing inherent in several pay that makes it special for taxability. The one possible exception is something called…
  • I am not sure that is actually illegal for payroll to help employees complete their W-4s, but I was always told that it is a bad idea. While the employee claiming "the employer made me do it" does not get the employee off the hook with IRS for under…
  • You might need to be more specific. I worked for a very large company you have all heard of as Disbursement Manager. Meaning I reported to Finance and payroll was one of my reporting groups. Very Senior Management was extremely clear that HR had not…
  • I think that payroll should have copies of all benefit plans and that they should read all benefit plans and ensure that payroll is following the actual benefit rules to the letter. This is something as payroll manager that I always did. I am not sa…
    in Payroll Comment by David Warren March 16
  • Any reasonably modern payroll system should easily handle 3rd party sick pay. Just be VERY sure on just what the 3rd party is doing and what the employer still needs to done. Just a thought, but if you pay for the benefit (sick pay) with post-tax…
  • Maybe you are over thinking this. Computers do not care about "red flags". IRS computer is going to look at your liabilities and deposits. If your deposits fail to cover your liabilities, IRS's computer is going to ding you. If your deposits cover y…
  • Littler has some articles you access. So do some of the other big labor law firms. I subscribe to several free newsletters as well as access to several free webnars each month.