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The IRS is Not Immune to COVID-19

As IRS employees return to work, they are returning to piles of mail. As they send out notices that were printed before stay-at-home orders were set in place, taxpayers should be prepared.

A Sign of the Times: New York Income Taxes

Non-resident income taxes are not the majority of income taxes in many states, however, others rely heavily on them.

The IRS' New Tax Withholding Estimator

On August 6, 2019, the IRS launched a new Tax Withholding Estimator to help taxpayers determine the correct amount of tax that should be withheld from their paycheck this year. We must say this Estimator is a significant improvement compared to the previous one!

COVID-19 Update: New Tax Filing Deadline and Potential Stimulus Package

The COVID-19 virus has caused many companies to abandon their workplaces and work from home or shut down temporarily. As the COVID-19 virus continues to majorly affect American workplaces, the government decided to make some changes.

Wisconsin Won’t Be Using the 2020 Federal Form W-4

Since the 2020 Federal Form W-4 was released, the elimination of withholding allowances has been a popular topic of discussion. Many states rely on federal allowances for tax withholding purposes. So, how will states react to the lack of federal allowances?

2020 State Unemployment Insurance Taxable Wage Bases

Some states have made changes to their taxable wage bases for 2020; however, others may announce their changes later this year or early in 2020.

4 Steps to Take Before Working From Home

During difficult times, such as bad weather, caring for a family member, or a pandemic such as COVID-19, working from home can become an imperative need for an employee. To help companies prepare to work from home, here are four essential steps that will keep employees and companies safe and compliant.

COVID-19 Requires New Leave Policies

During this crucial time, the FFCRA will provide paid sick leave to employees who meet certain requirements.

The Revised Form I-9

In October of 2019, the Office of Management and Budget approved the minor changes on the new version of the Form I-9. On January 31, 2020, the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the new Form I-9. They instructed employers to begin using this version at their earliest convenience; however, on May 1, 2020, the new Form I-9 is the only acceptable form for submission.

Tax Day Doesn't Mean the Scams are Over

There are many different ways tax scammers will contact you. Be on the lookout for one form of contact that has increased in recent years.

Be Prepared This Tax Season for W2 Phishing Scams

Stay safe this tax season by protecting the confidential information on your W4.

Who Needs a Tax Engine?

A tax engine is a piece of payroll tax software that calculates every payroll tax imaginable.

Our Favorite Time of the Year!

At Symmetry Software, we are always looking forward to seeing our friends at APA Congress. This year we are excited to meet with you all virtually at Congress Xstream!

COVID-19 Stimulus Payments and Scams

In late March, President Trump approved and signed the $2 trillion stimulus package allowing eligible Americans to receive a stimulus payment during these difficult times. The government has finally determined how these payments will be distributed, and you should know how to find out if you're qualified.

Symmetry Software Support During COVID-19

In a few short weeks, COVID-19 has already created dramatic changes in payroll departments. As this national emergency continues to evolve, employers and payroll departments need to continue to make the necessary modifications.

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