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2014 Social Security Changes

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By Thomas Lisak

The following is a summary of the 2014 Social Security thresholds that impact both working and retired Americans: Cost of Living Increase (COLA) The COLA ... read more >

Payroll-Related Information for 2013 and 2014

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By Thomas Lisak

Following is a summary of employer payroll information for 2013 and 2014: Form 940 FUTA Tax The Department of Labor did not include Pennsylvania on the ... read more >

Are You Personally Liable For Payroll Taxes?

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By Thomas Lisak

Payroll taxes are withheld from employees’ wages by their employer, and those taxes are remitted by the employer to the various government taxing ... read more >

Payroll Additional Medicare Tax for 2013

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By Thomas Lisak

The additional Medicare tax on high-income earners went into effect on January 1, 2013. This tax was enacted as part of the 2010 health care legislation. ... read more >

2013 Social Security Changes

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By Thomas Lisak

Payroll tax cut ends. The temporary payroll tax cut which began in 2011 was allowed to expire at the end of 2012. Workers will now resume contributing ... read more >

Additional Payroll-Related Information for 2013

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By Thomas Lisak

Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Tax The taxable wage base for employers has increased from $8,000 to $8,500 for the 2013 tax year. The taxable wage ... read more >

Payroll-Related Information for 2012 and 2013

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By Thomas Lisak

Form 940 FUTA Tax: The Department of Labor did not include Pennsylvania on the list of credit reduction states for 2012. As a result, Pennsylvania employers ... read more >

Pennsylvania Employers Receive an Unwelcome Surprise on Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)

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By Thomas Lisak

PA employers are learning that their Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) for 2011 is greater than they anticipated, even though the FUTA tax rate decreased ... read more >

Social Security and Who Said the Government Doesn't Have a Sense of Humor?

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By Thomas Lisak

In an earlier news release, the Social Security Administration published its annual list of the most popular baby names. For 2010, the most popular boy’s ... read more >

PA Required Local Earned Income Tax Withholding Begins Soon

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By Thomas Lisak

Pennsylvania Act 32 will require all Pennsylvania employers (except for those located in Philadelphia) to withhold local earned income tax from their employees beginning January 1, 2012.... read more >