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Archive for January, 2017

US Citizenship and Immigration Services Releases Revised Form I-9

On November 14, USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers may continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013 through January 21, 2017. By January 22, 2017, employers must use the revised form. Employers should continue to follow existing storage and retentions rules […]

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Tax Implications of Crowdfunding

In an information letter published in July of 2016, the IRS explained its current position on the tax treatment of crowdfunding by looking to general principles of income inclusion. In the Letter the IRS explained that under Code Sec. 61(a), except as otherwise provided by law, gross income includes all income from whatever source it […]

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Small Employers Can Now Offer Stand-Alone HRAs

On December 13, 2016 President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act. This legislation re-establishes a health reimbursement arrangement for small Employers called the Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement. With the passing of this act, many small employers and their employees can return to the practice of being reimbursed by their employer for the […]

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2017 Minimum Wage Rules for Employers in California

As a result of new legislation (SB 3) passed in 2016, California’s minimum wage will start increasing each year until by January 1st of 2022, the minimum wage in the State will be $15.00 per hour. This will change not only the minimum amount affected employers must pay employees, but also which employees will be […]

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