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How to Look for Missing 401(k) Plan Participants

It’s a common problem every year. Employers discover that when their 401(k) plans must make required minimum distributions, the addresses on file for some distributees have become invalid. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have both offered guidance about dealing with participants and beneficiaries who are unresponsive or cannot […]

IRS Issues New 2022 Form W-4

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unveiled the 2022 Form W-4 (Employee’s Withholding Certificate). Fortunately for employers, the form is very similar to its 2021 counterpart, with only a few minor updates. DM Payroll Solutions outlines the changes to this year’s Form W-4 to ensure you have all the answers for your employees. Small Change […]

Choose Your Payroll Service Provider Carefully

In Tax Tip 2021-103, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently reminded employers to undertake a thorough selection process when choosing a payroll services provider. Proceeding carefully is critical to both lessening the likelihood of fraud and ensuring that your compliance obligations are met. When deciding on a payroll service provider, employers should clearly understand their payroll […]

5 Steps to Easy Year-End Payroll Reporting

The end of the year is quickly approaching, so it’s imperative to start preparing for your year-end payroll reporting as soon as possible. As you’re probably familiar, the year-end payroll process can be overwhelming for a business owner, with the need to accurately calculate taxes, wages and deductions for all your employees in a short […]

IRS Announces Adjustments to Key Retirement Plan Limits

In Notice 2021-61, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced 2022 cost-of-living adjustments to dollar limits and thresholds for qualified retirement plans. Here are some highlights: Elective deferrals. The annual limit on elective deferrals (employee contributions) will increase from $19,500 to $20,500 for 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans, as well as for Salary Reduction Simplified […]

Ready for Sipping: 2022 Fringe Benefit COLAs

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released 2022 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for a wide variety of tax-related limits, including those related to many popular fringe benefits. Care to take a sip? Here are some highlights: Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). For 2022, the dollar limit on employee salary reduction contributions to health FSAs will rise […]

4 Key Questions About Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccinations

In September, President Biden issued two executive orders intended to increase rates of vaccination against COVID-19 throughout the United States. One applied to federal contractors, the other addressed employers with 100 or more employees. As you’ve likely heard, the latter order was recently issued as an interim final rule by the Occupational Safety and Health […]

EEOC Updates Guidance on Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated its guidance on employer incentives related to encouraging employees (and their family members) to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In a Q&A format, the guidance addresses compliance issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and other federal employment nondiscrimination laws. […]

IRS Information Letters Share Helpful Details on HDHPs and HSAs

Many employers have found value in combining a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published two information letters — Letter 2021-0008 and Letter 2021-0014 — that provide some helpful details on the applicable rules. Claim of Mismanagement The first letter responds to an inquiry by an HSA […]

Social Security Issues Its 2022 Wage Cap and Benefit Amount Increases

On Oct. 13, 2021, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued its wage cap and benefit amounts for the 2022 calendar year. Compared to 2021, both amounts have increased to account for inflation and cost-of-living adjustments (COLA). DM Payroll Solutions shares key takeaways from the newly increased amounts to prepare you for next year. Social Security […]