NE Taxpayers Receive Extension of Time to File Returns and Pay Taxes
Due to the damage caused by flooding in Nebraska beginning on May 24, 2011, President Barack Obama declared the following counties a federal disaster area: Boyd, Burt, Cass, Dakota, Dixon, Douglas, Knox, Sarpy and Washington.
Declaration Leads to Extension of Payroll Tax and Other Deadlines
Therefore, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced recently that it will waive failure to deposit penalties for employment and excise taxes due after May 23, 2011 and before June 9, 2011 as long as the deposits were made by June 8, 2011. In addition, affected taxpayers had until August 1, 2011 to file most tax returns.
Vision Payroll is Here to Help Affected Taxpayers with Payroll Tax Issues
Contact Vision Payroll if you were affected by the flooding and need further information on the relief provided by the IRS.
Nebraska Reduces EFT Threshold Effective July 1, 2011
As of January 1, 2011, the Nebraska Department of Revenue (DOR)
required the use of an electronic funds transfer (EFT) all payments of taxes or fees for tax programs, such as income or sales and use tax, if the taxpayer had made tax or fee payments above $20,000 for that same tax program in a prior tax year.
Further Reduction Effective July 1, 2011
As of July 1, 2011, the threshold is reduced from $20,000 to $16,000. Further reductions are scheduled every six months until the threshold is $5,000 effective January 1, 2015.
Failure to Use EFT Will Result in a Non-Compliance Penalty
A $100 penalty for non-compliance will be imposed if required payments are not made by EFT. The penalty does not apply to individual income tax payments.
Contact Vision Payroll for More Information
Contact Vision Payroll for further questions on the changes to the Nebraska EFT threshold.
The federal minimum wage will increase to $7.25 on Friday, July 24, 2009. Therefore, all work performed after July 23, 2009 should be compensated at the higher rate. In addition, the minimum wage will also increase to $7.25 in the following areas: Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Also, the minimum wage in the District of Columbia will increase to $8.25. Contact Vision Payroll if you have any questions on the minimum wage increases.
Several states have minimum wage increases effective for work performed after July 23, 2008. Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Virginia all have increases to $6.55 to match the federal minimum wage. The District of Columbia minimum wage increases to $7.55. Different minimum wages may be paid to certain classes of employees in some situations. Contact Vision Payroll if you have any questions on minimum wage law changes.
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