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November 27, 2011

IRS Revamps Schedule A for 2011

IRS Revamps Schedule A for 2011
IRS Revamps Schedule A for 2011
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a revamped Schedule A for Form 940 for 2011. The revised Schedule A includes a line for every state as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Revamped Form Necessitated by Increase in Number of Credit Reduction States

A revision to Schedule A was required since the number of states and territories subject to a credit reduction increased from three in 2010 to twenty-one in 2011.

Each State Is Listed with the Relevant Rate

The individual lines for each state, DC, PR and VI are listed with the applicable credit reduction rate. Taxpayers should simply enter the wages paid in each state and multiply by that state’s rate. Wages should be entered even for states that have a zero credit reduction rate.

Not All Taxpayers Must File Schedule A

Not every taxpayer that is required to file Form 940 is required to file Schedule A. Taxpayers that pay wages in more than one state or taxpayers that pay wages in a credit reduction state must complete and file Schedule A. Taxpayers that pay wages only in a single state that is not a credit reduction state need not complete or file Schedule A.

Rely on Vision Payroll for Your Schedule A

Vision Payroll will complete and electronically file Schedule A for all tax pay and file clients. Employers will be able to download a copy of Schedule A for their records.

November 26, 2011

IRS Releases 2011 Form 940

US Virgin Islands and Twenty States Have a Credit Reduction in 2011
US Virgin Islands and Twenty States Have a Credit Reduction in 2011
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the 2011 Form 940, Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, and accompanying instructions. Employers use Form 940 to report their annual Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) tax.

Twenty Credit Reduction States for 2011

There are twenty credit reduction states for 2011: Michigan, Indiana, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Wisconsin as well as the US Virgin Islands. The credit reduction for most Michigan employers is 0.9% and for most Indiana employers it’s 0.6%. Most employers in the other credit reduction states and the US Virgin Islands have a credit reduction of 0.3%.

2011 FUTA Rate Decreased as of July 1, 2011

The FUTA tax rate decreased to 6.0% (before SUTA credits) on July 1, 2011. The rate for the first six months of 2011 was 6.2%. Under current law, the rate will remain at 6.0% throughout 2012. The 2011 Form 940 contains lines to report wages paid before July 1, 2011 and wages paid after June 30, 2011.

Vision Payroll to File Form 940 Electronically

Vision Payroll will file Form 940 for its clients electronically with the IRS and will not submit the paper version. Employers will be able to download a copy of Form 940 for their records.

November 25, 2011

Question of the Week: What Are the Credit Reduction States for 2011?

What Are the Credit Reduction States for 2011?
What Are the Credit Reduction States for 2011?
This week’s question comes from Victoria, a corporate controller.

Victoria asks:

I read that California is going to be a credit reduction state for 2011, but heard that they be more credit reduction states. What are the credit reduction states for 2011?

Answer: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released a list of credit reduction states for 2011. There are a total of twenty states and one territory.

Standard Credit Rates Is 5.4% for 2011

Generally, employers who pay their state unemployment tax by the due date for filing Form 940, Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, receive a credit 5.4% against their Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) tax. This credit is claimed on Form 940. Federal law provides for a reduction in the FUTA tax credit when a state has outstanding federal loans for two years. The credit reduction is calculated on Schedule A of Form 940.

Michigan Is a 0.9% Credit Reduction States

Since this is Michigan’s third consecutive year as a credit reduction state, the credit reduction for Michigan is 0.9% for 2011.

Indiana Is a 0.6% Credit Reduction States

Since this is Indiana’s second consecutive year as a credit reduction state, the credit reduction for Indiana is 0.6% for 2011. South Carolina, which was a first-year state for 2010, has paid off its loans and is not a credit reduction state for 2011.

Eighteen New Credit Reduction States for 2011

There are eighteen new credit reduction states for 2011. These states will have a credit reduction of 0.3% for 2011. The states are Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Additionally, the US Virgin Islands also has a credit reduction of 0.3%.

Contact Vision Payroll Today

For more information on the credit reduction states in 2011, be sure to contact Vision Payroll today.

October 1, 2011

Nevada Unemployment Wage Base to Decrease to $26,400

Cynthia Jones, Administrator for the Employment Security Division
Cynthia Jones, Administrator for the Employment Security Division
The Employment Security Division of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation has announced an decrease in the taxable wage base for 2012.

Wage Base Decreases for Second Consecutive Year

The wage base will decrease from $26,600 for 2011 to $26,400 for 2012. This will be the second straight year that Nevada has reduced the taxable wage base.

Find Out the Wage Base for All States by Visiting the Vision Payroll Unemployment Taxable Wage Base Page

Contact Vision Payroll if you have any questions on Nevada unemployment taxable wage base or visit our Unemployment Taxable Wage Base page.

May 21, 2010

Question of the Week: What Are the New Daily Overtime Rates for Nevada?

This week’s question comes from Mark, a business owner. We read that the minimum wage in Nevada will increase on July 1, 2010. We know that we must pay weekly and daily overtime if the employee’s hourly wage is below a certain rate. What are the new daily overtime rates for Nevada? Employers must pay 1½ times an employee’s regular wage rate whenever an employee who is paid less than 1½ times the applicable minimum wage rate works more than forty hours in any workweek or more than eight hours in any workday. Michael Tanchek, Labor Commissioner for the Department of Business and Industry, State of Nevada, announced recently that new wage rates, below which daily overtime may be applicable, are effective as of July 1, 2010. The rates are $10.875 per hour for employees to whom qualifying health benefits have been made available by the employer and $12.375 for all other employees. Contact Vision Payroll if you have any further questions on the Nevada daily overtime rate.

May 18, 2010

Nevada Announces Increase in Minimum Wage Effective July 1, 2010

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Michael Tanchek, Labor Commissioner for the Department of Business and Industry, State of Nevada, announced recently that effective July 1, 2010 the minimum wage for employees to whom qualifying health benefits have been made available by the employer will be $7.25 per hour and the minimum wage for all other employees will be $8.25 per hour. Contact Vision Payroll if you have any questions on the Nevada minimum wage increase or visit our Minimum Wage Chart.

November 21, 2009

Nevada Unemployment Wage Base to Increase to $27,000

The Employment Security Division of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation has announced an increase in the taxable wage base for 2010. The wage base will increase from $26,600 for 2009 to $27,000 for 2010. Contact Vision Payroll if you have any questions on Nevada unemployment taxable wage base or visit our Unemployment Taxable Wage Base page.

July 1, 2009

Tip of the Week: Minimum Wage Hikes Take Effect in Three States Today

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Employers in three states must pay higher minimum wages effective today. In Illinois, the minimum wage increases from $7.75 per hour to $8.00 per hour. In Kentucky, the minimum wage increases from $6.55 per hour to $7.25 per hour. In Nevada, the minimum wage increases from $6.85 per hour to $7.55 per hour; for employees with qualifying health benefits, the minimum wage increases from $5.85 per hour to $6.55 per hour. Contact Vision Payroll if you have any questions on minimum wages.

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