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DOE Issues Final Extension of Federal Student Loan Relief

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) issued a press release extending the federal student loan relief until Jan. 31, 2022. According to the announcement, this will be the final extension setting a “definitive end date” for the relief. The extension is welcomed by students and parents alike, as the relief was set to expire on […]

DOL Proposes Rule Increasing Federal Contractor Minimum Wage

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to implement President Biden’s Executive Order 14026, requiring federal contractors to pay a $15 per hour minimum wage to employees working on federal contracts starting Jan. 30, 2022. The DOL’s proposed rule creates the standards and procedures to implement and enforce the […]

3 Crucial Reasons to Outsource Your Payroll

For many business owners, the idea of outsourcing any task when it could be handled in-house is seen as an unwarranted expense. However, when you take into account something as crucial and compliance-focused as your organization’s payroll, this couldn’t be more false. No matter if your company is a start-up or a multi-location corporation, outsourcing […]

IRS Creates New Paid Sick and Family Leave FAQs for Second Half of 2021

In an effort to assist small and medium employers in claiming credits for voluntarily offering paid sick and family leave under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) drafted over 120 new FAQs to provide further clarity. While there were existing FAQs about tax credits for qualified leave wages paid for employees’ leave taken before […]

IRS Issues Guidance for Employers Claiming the ERC in First Half of 2021

Last month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a new notice containing guidance for employers who wish to claim the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) in the first two quarters of 2021. Employers can access the credit before filing their employment tax returns by simply reducing employment tax deposits. DM Payroll Solutions highlights the top five changes to […]

Highlights of the IRS’s Fact Sheet for Paid Leave for COVID-19 Vaccines

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) created a new fact sheet offering guidance for small to mid-size employers wishing to leverage the refundable tax credits under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The new guidance states the tax credits will reimburse employers for the cost of offering paid emergency sick and expanded family and medical leave […]

5 Benefits of Leveraging Pay Cards for Payroll

In an increasingly paperless world, more and more employers are furthering their green initiatives by taking aspects of their business digital. One of these areas of focus is payroll, with employees greatly welcoming direct deposit of their wages to save trips to the bank. However, not every employee is a bank customer and this proves […]

Impacts of the New American Rescue Plan Act on Payroll

Nearly a year after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted and just days before the second extension of pandemic unemployment relief was set to expire on Mar. 14, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law on Mar. 11, 2021. With a price tag of […]

DHS Issues Eighth Extension of Temporary Requirements for Form I-9 Compliance

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced another extension of the temporary requirements allowing for the flexibility of Form I-9’s physical presence requirements through the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). DM Payroll Solutions explores the additional extension and what employers should know about Form I-9 reporting in the near future. More on the […]

IRS Issues 2021 Form W-4 with Minor Updates

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recently released the 2021 Form W-4 (Employee’s Withholding Certificate). While the new form is quite similar to its 2020 counterpart, there are a few small updates all employers should be aware of. DM Payroll Solutions breaks down the 2021 Form W-4 changes to ensure you have all the answers […]