New Jersey’s minimum wage increases to $8.85 per hour on Jan. 1

The minimum wage rate in New Jersey will increase from $8.60 per hour to $8.85 per hour on January 1, 2019. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development has requested, and the Office of Administrative Law has agreed to permit, an administrative change to New Jersey Administrative Code 12:56-3.1(a), to reflect the new wage rate […]

2019 OASDI tax and earnings base increases to $132,900; COLA is 2.8%

Social Security beneficiaries will see an increase in their monthly checks in 2019—2.8%. This cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will produce an estimated average monthly benefit of $1,461 for all retired workers in 2019, $39 a month more than in 2018. The COLA increase will be applied to this coming year’s benefits, beginning with benefits for […]

Indiana announces changes to local income tax rates

The Indiana Department of Revenue has issued a new release listing changes in some county income tax rates. The supplemental wage rate remains 3.23%. The notice will be reproduced in the Payroll Management Guide at ¶6218 in a future release. Some of the county rates have changed since the previous notice. The rate for DeKalb […]

Montana’s minimum wage will increase to $8.50 on Jan. 1

The Montana minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.50 per hour beginning January 1, 2019. In the 2006 General Election Montana voters approved Ballot Initiative I-151 to raise the minimum wage and require that the minimum wage be adjusted annually for inflation. As a result, Montana Code Annotated Section 39-3-409 requires the Department […]

Colorado’s minimum wage increases to $11.10 on Jan. 1

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform, has issued a Notice of Public Hearing to provide interested persons an opportunity to be heard prior to the adoption of proposed Colorado Minimum Wage Order 35, 7 CCR 1103-1. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Labor Standards and […]

IRS needs to improve withholding compliance program

The IRS needs to make improvements to the withholding compliance program, according to a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). According to TIGTA, a review of a sample of 79 cases involving taxpayers who were issued lock-in letters in tax year (TY) 2014 based on their TY 2013 Form W-2 wages […]

House approves several tax bills

The House has approved a tax bills that would make permanent the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) (P.L. 115-97) individual and small business tax cuts enacted last December. The bill is part of Republican’s three-bill “Tax Reform 2.0″ package, two of which cleared the House on September 27. The following three House-approved bills make […]

Missouri updates withholding tables

The Missouri department of Revenue has released new withholding tables. Additional information regarding the update can be found at The information will be mailed out to Missouri taxpayers within the next week. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact the Department’s Withholding Tax Section using the contact information below. Email: […]

South Dakota’s minimum wage to increase January 1

The minimum wage in South Dakota will increase from $8.85 per hour to $9.10 per hour on January 1, 2019. The state minimum wage is annually adjusted based on any increase in the cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Price Index published by the United States Department of Labor. The increase for 2019 […]

DHS issues proposed rules on green cards and self-sufficiency

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a proposed rule that will clearly define long-standing law to ensure that those seeking to enter and remain in the U.S. either temporarily or permanently can support themselves financially and will not be reliant on public benefits. Under long-standing federal law, those seeking to immigrate to the U.S. […]