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2017 FUTA Tax Credit Reduction States Announced

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Under the provisions of the American Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA), a Federal tax is levied on employers covered by the Unemployment Insurance program at a current rate of 6.0% on wages up to $7,000 a year paid to a worker. The law, however, provides a credit against federal tax liability of up to 5.4% to employers who pay state taxes timely under an approved state UI program. Accordingly, in states meeting the specified requirements, employers pay an effective Federal tax of 0.6%, or a maximum of $42 per covered worker, per year. The credit against the Federal tax may…

Employing Family – A Potential Tax Savings

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While there are many factors to consider when hiring family members, there may be a few advantages from the payroll tax perspective.  But, only if you are aware and perform the necessary overrides in your payroll system or notify your payroll service provider. Let’s break this down into the types of family relationships as the advantages are different for each. Parent employs Child – If the child is under the age of 18 and works in their parents business, their wages are not subject to Social Security (OASDI) or Medicare taxes  This only if the business is setup a sole proprietorship…

Potential FUTA Credit Reduction States Announced by DOL

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Under the provisions of the American Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA), a Federal tax is levied on employers covered by the Unemployment Insurance program at a current rate of 6.0% on wages up to $7,000 a year paid to a worker.  The law, however, provides a credit against federal tax liability of up to 5.4% to employers who pay state taxes timely under an approved state UI program.  Accordingly, in states meeting the specified requirements, employers pay an effective Federal tax of 0.6%, or a maximum of $42 per covered worker, per year. The credit against the Federal tax may…

2016 FUTA Tax Credit Reduction States Announced

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Under the provisions of the American Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA), a Federal tax is levied on employers covered by the Unemployment Insurance program at a current rate of 6.0% on wages up to $7,000 a year paid to a worker.  The law, however, provides a credit against federal tax liability of up to 5.4% to employers who pay state taxes timely under an approved state UI program.  Accordingly, in states meeting the specified requirements, employers pay an effective Federal tax of 0.6%, or a maximum of $42 per covered worker, per year. The credit against the Federal tax may…