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August 4, 2016

IRS Announces Memorial Day FTD Penalty Error

Filed under: News — Vision @ 5:16 pm

The IRS has released information regarding the Memorial Day FTD Penalty Error. The text of the message is below:

Many taxpayers who made their next-day employment tax deposits on Tuesday, May 31, or semi-weekly employment tax deposits on Thursday, June 2, 2016, were incorrectly sent notices that their deposits were late.

Due to a programming error, IRS systems did not recognize changes in deposit due dates created by the Memorial Day holiday observed on May 30, 2016. As a result of the holiday observance, the next-day deposits that would have been due on Monday, May 30, were instead due on Tuesday, May 31, and the semi-weekly deposits that would have been due on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, were instead due on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and no taxpayer action is required. IRS systems have been corrected and impacted taxpayer accounts will be updated.

  • Taxpayers who received a notice (CP161) of a failure-to-deposit penalty as a result of this error will receive a new notice of adjustment (CP210/220) stating the account was corrected and they do not owe a penalty.
  • Taxpayers who received a notice (CP276B) providing that their deposit was made incorrectly but that IRS waived the penalty will not receive any follow-up correspondence.

If you have any questions on a notice you received, please contact Vision Payroll.

May 27, 2016

FLSA Overtime Changes: What every business needs to know

Filed under: News — Vision @ 1:17 pm

New overtime rules affecting millions of American workers are slated to take effect later this year. The rules more than double the minimum salary threshold for employees to qualify as exempt from overtime – from $23,660 a year to over $47,000. In this webinar, we’ll go over key steps you should take now to implement these new changes and we’ll examine best practices on how to communicate them to your affected employees.

Please join us for this webinar. Register here!

FLSA Overtime Webinar

 

May 16, 2016

IRS Sent Out Erroneous Failure to Deposit Notices

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — Vision @ 10:54 am

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has sent out an e-mail to the payroll industry indicating that it sent out erroneous Failure to Deposit Notices. Following is the text of that e-mail:

Here is important information regarding notices for Failure to Deposit penalties which may have been sent in error. Please share with your clients as appropriate.

Some monthly and daily deposits of payroll taxes are being treated as late in error.

Due to the observed holiday on April 15, 2016, (Washington DC Emancipation Day), deposits were not due until April 18, 2016. IRS recently identified a programming error causing deposits made after April 15, 2016, to be considered late, even though they were made timely by April 18, 2016. In some instances, taxpayers were assessed failure to deposit penalties as a result.

IRS is working to resolve the issue and correct the erroneous penalty assessments in the near future. No taxpayer action is required at this time. Those affected will receive correspondence when the issue is resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The notice in question, is generally titled, Your Federal Tax Deposit wasn’t submitted correctly. In the bottom section, it will list the Date due as 04/15/2016 and the Date received as 04/18/2016. At this time, you may ignore any such notice and the IRS will issue correspondence to correct the erroneous notices. Please contact Vision Payroll if you have any further questions.

April 22, 2016

Trouble Logging In to Run Payroll?

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Vision @ 4:31 pm

If you’re having trouble logging in to run payroll, please clear your cache.

Using Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. From the Tools menu choose Internet Options.
  3. On the General tab, under Browsing history, click Delete.
  4. Un-check the Preserve Favorites website data box.
  5. Check the Temporary Internet files and website files, Cookies and website data, and History boxes.
  6. Click Delete.
  7. On the Privacy tab, under Settings, click Sites.
  8. In the Address of website: box, type onlineemployer.com
  9. Click Allow.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Close all open versions of Internet Explorer and reopen to apply updates.

Using Google Chrome

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+Del
  3. In the dialog that appears, select the checkboxes for Cookies and other site and plugin data and Cached images and files.
  4. Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Select the beginning of time to delete everything.
  5. Click Clear browsing data.
  6. Close all open versions of Google Chrome and reopen to apply updates.

January 19, 2016

Employee Recordkeeping and I-9 Compliance Webinar

Filed under: News — Vision @ 11:17 am

An I-9 audit can be an intimidating event. If you haven’t properly completed or maintained your I-9s, it can also be a costly one. This interactive webinar will help prepare you so you are confident your organization is in compliance. We’ll also focus on general federal record-keeping compliance, including required retention times for hiring documents, payroll and tax information, and other important employee files.I9 Compliance Picture

September 3, 2015

Vision Payroll Presents: Employee Relations Webinar

Filed under: News — Vision @ 3:41 pm

Your employees are your best assets. Healthy employee relations often translate into happy employees and a productive work environment. But challenges can arise when dealing with employee attendance, leaves of absence, disciplinary matters, personality conflicts, and other day-to-day employee relationship concerns. This webinar will help your managers and supervisors implement best practices, policies, and procedures to foster a harmonious and productive workplace.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 17 at 1:00 PM EDT. Click below to register today.

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1538819664560082690Employee Relations Webinar 2

June 19, 2015

Massachusetts Releases Final Regulations for Earned Sick Time

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — Vision @ 6:51 pm
Earned Sick Time Regulations Published

Earned Sick Time Regulations Published

The office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today published final regulations on the Earned Sick Time law today giving employers seven full business days to implement the regulations. The Earned Sick Time law, Question 4 on the November 2014 ballot, takes effect July 1, 2015.

All private employers, including not-for-profit organizations, maintaining an employee with a primary place of work in Massachusetts are required to allow almost all Massachusetts employees to accrue and use up to forty hours of earned sick time per benefit year. Employers who maintain an average of eleven or more employees are required to provide earned paid sick time.

All existing sick leave and paid time off policies should be reviewed and many will need to be amended to comply with the new law. As the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time law is complex and penalties for non-compliance can be severe, Vision Payroll strongly recommends employers consult with an attorney specializing in labor law to help ensure compliance with the law and related regulations.

Vision Payroll will be providing a webinar on Friday June 26, 2015 at 11 am to provide further information on the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time law. Although the webinar is free, space is limited and advance registration is required. Click here for further information and to register for this important webinar.

June 12, 2015

Join us for “Navigating Social Media in the Workplace”: A free, live webinar with a HR Expert

Filed under: Knowledge Base — Vision @ 9:58 am

Social Media can be a powerful tool to grow your business. But it can also be a big distraction in the workplace and a forum for embarrassing or other harmful messages that undermine your brand. Through this session you will learn best pratices for regulating the use of social media in the workplace. We will also help you navigate the current social media legal land

Social Media Webinar Email Blastscape, including the recent National Labor Relations Board rulings and tips for implementing a social media policy in your organization.

Click Here to Register Today for this free webinar on June 18, 2015, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT!

June 11, 2015

Join us for “Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law”: a free, live webinar about the new law

Filed under: Knowledge Base,News — Vision @ 5:55 pm

Register here!

In November 2014, Question 4, Earned Sick Time for Employees, was passed by Massachusetts voters. Barring a late change, the law will take effect on July 1, 2015. Final regulations are expected to be released in late June, giving employers less than two weeks to implement them.

The Massachusetts Earned Sick Time law applies to all employers who have employees in Massachusetts, except the federal government and cities and towns. Employers with fewer than eleven employees are not required to provide paid sick leave, but must comply with other aspects of the law.

All existing sick leave and paid time off policies should be reviewed and many will need to be amended to comply with the new law. As the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time law is complex and penalties for non-compliance can be severe, Vision Payroll strongly recommends employers consult with an attorney specializing in labor law to help ensure compliance with the law and related regulations.

During the month of June, we suggest that you visit VisionPayroll.com regularly for updates and clarifications on different areas of the law. Additionally, join us for a free webinar about the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time law on Friday, June 26 at 11 am. You can register for the webinar here. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today.

 

 

April 9, 2015

Join us for “The Importance of Employee Handbooks″: A free, live webinar with a HR Expert

Filed under: News — Vision @ 6:04 pm

Handbook Webinar Email Blast

An employee handbooks is a powerful tool to communicate your organization’s values, culture, and vision, and it can form the first line of defense in an employment investigation or lawsuit. If your organization doesn’t have a handbook, your handbook hasn’t been reviewed by an HR professional in the last year, or you are interested in exposure to an additional point of view, you should sign up for Vision Payroll’s upcoming employee handbook webinar.

Discover these topics:

  • Importance of having an updated handbook
  • Key policies to include
  • Best practices for administering it

Click Here to Register Today for this free webinar on April 23, 2015, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT!

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