BSO online has some new additions

The SSA’s Business Services Online (BSO) has announced two major additions to W-2 Online. Starting December 21, 2013, W-2 Online is able to accept current year wage files (TY13) and wage files for three prior years (TY12, TY11 and TY10), thus completing the project to match the IRS rules. This updates each year to offer […]

Employers advised on over-withheld medicare tax

The following explains the adjustment and claim procedures for when an employer overcollects additional medicare tax. Additional medicare tax over collected – discovered before Form 941 is filed If an employer withholds too much from its employees’ wages for additional medicare tax, and discovers the error before filing Form 941 for the quarter during which […]

SSA issues an AccuWage software alert

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recommends that users remove all prior-year versions of the AccuWage/AccuW2C software before downloading the 2013 tax-year software. Some users have reported download or installation issues with AccuWage/AccuW2C TY13 using Internet Explorer (IE11) as the browser while others were successful using Google Chrome or Firefox. For download assistance or if there […]

NLRB to review Northwestern team’s union approval decision

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has granted Northwestern University’s request for review of the March 26, 2014, decision in 13-RC-121359 (see Payroll Management Guide Report Letter 1415/2349, dated April 1, 2014). The NLRB found that the University’s grant-in-aid scholarship football players are employees under the National Labor Relations Act. The election took place on […]

Nebraska addresses use of payroll cards

Employers who elect to pay wages with a payroll debit card, must comply with the compulsory-use requirements prescribed in 15 U.S.C. 1693k. The employer must also allow an employee at least one means of fund access withdrawal per pay period, but not more frequently than once per week, at no cost to the employee for […]