Employers in San Diego County directly affected by the wildfire may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. This extension may be granted under Section 1111.5 of the California Unemployment Insurance Code (CUIC). Written request for an extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return to file/pay.
IRS Encourages Small Employers to Check Out Small Business Health Care Tax Credit; Helpful Resources, Tax Tips Available on IRS.gov
IR-2014-27, March 10, 2014 — With business tax-filing deadlines fast approaching, the IRS encouraged small employers that provide health insurance coverage to their employees to check out the small business health care tax credit and claim it if they qualify.
Considering the use of Electronic Media for Saving Tax & Business Records?
Whether you are starting a new business – or have an established business – you might be looking at how to improve your record keeping practices.
If you have considered the use of electronic media for saving tax & business records you will also want to be sure you are in compliance with the IRS rules and regulations for electronic storage systems. Continue reading →
Seven significant new income tax law changes went into effect at the beginning of the year as a result of two pieces of legislation:
The 2010 Health Care Reform Act
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
Although the new laws are primarily designed to increase taxes for those with higher levels of income, everyone with earned income is affected. With the first seven months of 2013 behind us, have you begun planning for these changes? Continue reading →
File information returns (for example, Forms 1099 for certain payments you made during 2013. There are different forms for different types of payments. Use a separate Form 1096, Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns, to summarize and transmit the forms for each type of payment. See the General Instructions for Certain Information Returnsfor information on what payments are covered, how much the payment must be before a return is required, which form to use, and extensions of time to file.
If you file Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, or W-2G electronically, your due date for filing them with the IRS will be extended to March 31. The due date for giving the recipient these forms generally remains January 31.
Give annual information statements to recipients of certain payments you made during 2013. You can use the appropriate version of Form 1099 or other information return. Form 1099 can be issued electronically with the consent of the recipient. Payments that may be covered include the following.
Cash payments for fish (or other aquatic life) purchased from anyone engaged in the trade or business of catching fish.
Compensation for workers who are not considered employees (including fishing boat proceeds to crew members).
Dividends and other corporate distributions.
Payments of Indian gaming profits to tribal members.
Retirement plan distributions.
Original issue discount.
Prizes and awards.
Medical and health care payments.
Debt cancellation (treated as payment to debtor).
Cash payments over $10,000. See the instructions for Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business.
For taxpayers other than corporations, the overpayment and underpayment rate is the federal short-term rate plus 3 percentage points.
IR-2013-96, Dec. 9, 2013
WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Jan. 1, 2014. The rates will be:
three (3) percent for overpayments [two (2) percent in the case of a corporation];
three (3) percent for underpayments;
five (5) percent for large corporate underpayments; and
one-half (0.5) percent for the portion of a corporate overpayment exceeding $10,000.
Under the Internal Revenue Code, the rate of interest is determined on a quarterly basis. For taxpayers other than corporations, the overpayment and underpayment rate is the federal short-term rate plus 3 percentage points.
Generally, in the case of a corporation, the underpayment rate is the federal short-term rate plus 3 percentage points and the overpayment rate is the federal short-term rate plus 2 percentage points. The rate for large corporate underpayments is the federal short-term rate plus 5 percentage points. The rate on the portion of a corporate overpayment of tax exceeding $10,000 for a taxable period is the federal short-term rate plus one-half (0.5) of a percentage point.
The interest rates announced today are computed from the federal short-term rate determined during Oct. 2013 to take effect Nov. 1, 2013, based on daily compounding.
Revenue Ruling 2013-25 announcing the quarterly rates will be published in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2013-52, dated Dec. 23, 2013.
In 2015 large employers will have annual reporting responsibilities concerning whether and what health insurance they offered to their full-time employees.
Some of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, or health care law, apply only to large employers, generally those with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2013, if you have 50 or fewer employees, you can purchase affordable insurance through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).
To learn more about market reforms and various plan requirements, visit HealthCare.gov Reporting
Effective for calendar year 2015, you must file an annual return reporting whether and what health insurance you offered your employees. This rule is optional for 2014. Learn more.
Effective for calendar year 2015, if you provide self-insured health coverage to your employees, you must file an annual return reporting certain information for each employee you cover.This rule is optional for 2014. Learn more.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, you must withhold and report an additional 0.9 percent on employee wages or compensation that exceed $200,000. Learn more.
Effective for calendar year 2015, you may have to make a payment if you do not offer adequate, affordable coverage to your full-time employees, and one or more of those employees get a Premium Tax Credit. Learn more.