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IRS Introduces New Mileage Rates for 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued new standard mileage rates for 2021. The rates apply to businesses whose employees operate an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. DM Payroll Solutions breaks down the new mileage rates so you and your employees can plan appropriately for the coming year. Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, […]

Pandemic Legislation Brings Welcomed Stimulus Payments and Tax Relief

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed a $2.3 trillion Coronavirus relief and government funding bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, into law extending billions of dollars in relief aid to individuals and businesses across the country. DM Payroll Solutions, along with our CPA affiliate Doeren Mayhew, has highlighted key provisions of the new […]

A State-by-State Guide to 2021 Anticipated Minimum Wage Raises

While 2020 has been a year full of unexpected changes, one thing that has remained constant is the federal minimum wage. The last time it changed was in 2009 when the wage increased from $6.55 to $7.25, and it is expected to remain the same for the immediate future. No matter the federal minimum wage, […]

New Relief Package Will Bring Expanded Employee Retention Credit, Stimulus Payments and More

Congress has finally settled on a new COVID-19 stimulus legislation – The Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020, which expands the employee retention credit, extends various expiring tax credits, distributes stimulus payments and allows the deductibility of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)-funded expenses, even if forgiven. The $900 billion bill, the second-largest next to the Coronavirus […]

The Top 3 Perks of Employee Self-Service Platforms

Your HR manager’s role knows no bounds, from onboarding new employees to updating employee information to creating company communications. One of the more tedious parts of the job is managing mountains of paperwork for these aforementioned events and keeping accurate records. If this is a pain point in your business, it may be time to […]

DOL’s New Interim Final Rule Protects American Workers’ Wages

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has recently issued a new interim final rule that reforms the current methodology used in multiple foreign worker programs, therefore protecting the wages and job security of American workers. After a lengthy review of the Permanent Employment Certification and visa programs, the DOL decided the present wage approach can […]

4 Common Payroll Fraud Schemes

Dishonest employees may test the waters with payroll scams before they attempt bigger, bolder fraud ploys. In hindsight, these crimes may seem easy to catch. But weak internal controls can cause them to go on for months — or even years. In fact, the average duration of payroll scams was nearly three years, according to […]

DOL Proposes Simplified Rule for Classifying Workers

After a long-standing rule that left room for interpretation when classifying workers, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new proposed rule that significantly simplifies the classification of employees and independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). DM Payroll Solutions explores the new proposed rule and shares insight on how it can […]

DHS Announces Another Extension in Form I-9 Temporary Requirements

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced another postponement of Form I-9 temporary requirements through its U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). These temporary requirements gave way to a great deal of flexibility for the physical presence requirements that accompany the Form I-9 as the country continues to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. DM Payroll […]