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  • Protected: School Training
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  • Don’t panic. There is still time. Just be on the watch for important messages from your bank.
    The PPP Loan forgiveness application forms (3508, 2508EZ, and 3508S) show an expiration date on the upper right corner.  That is purely for SBA internal compliance with the Paper Reduction Act and reflects only a temporary expiration date.  The date will be extended and when the forms are approved, new forms will be posted with […]
  • ACA State Individual Mandates
    What a year 2020 has been and continues to be.  Is anyone else ready to ring in 2021 just to say goodbye to the mess that 2020 has been?  With that said, there are still some things in 2020 that can’t be washed away with the passing into a new year.  The Affordable Care Act […]
  • IRS Releases Draft 2020 Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C
    The IRS recently published the draft instructions for the 2020 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. As a reminder, applicable large employers (ALEs) are responsible for completing this reporting by the following deadlines: Furnishing deadline for 2020 Forms 1095-C is March 2, 2021 (extended from January 31, 2021 per IRS Notice 2020-76). Filing deadline for 2020 Forms […]
  • IRS Releases Draft 2020 Instructions for Forms 1094-B and 1095-B
    The IRS recently published the draft instructions for the 2020 Forms 1094-B and 1095-B. As a reminder, small employers with self-insured health coverage are responsible for completing this reporting by the following deadlines: Furnishing deadline for 2020 Forms 1095-B is March 2, 2021 (extended from January 31, 2021 per IRS Notice 2020-76). Filing deadline for […]
  • New Deadline & Final Year of Good Faith Relief for 2020 ACA Reporting
    The IRS recently addressed 2020 Form 1094 and 1095 reporting requirements, which apply to self-insured employers and applicable large employers (ALEs) in IRS Notice 2020-76, and include the following important developments: The furnishing deadline for 2020 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C is extended to March 2, 2021 (from January 31, 2021). The filing deadlines for 2020 […]
  • The IRS is open for business again.
    The IRS is open for business again. Employer Shared Responsibility Payments are now being assessed again on 2017’ tax year.  Don’t forget to offer to 95% of those eligible and make it affordable or face these letters. And if you do all these things, remember to report it correctly on your 10-5/1094 reporting Over reporting […]
  • FWAHU Sales Symposium
    Our very own Sharon Alt, Senior Client Liason is leading a CE Class: Employer Reporting – Whose job is it? at the annual FWAHU Sales Symposium DATES COMING SOON. Check out the link in Comments to register now! #FWAHU (REGISTER HERE) ETC Companies is here to assist. For more information, please reach out to info@etctracking.com.
  • IRS Publishes Adjusted 4980H Penalties for 2021
    The IRS recently published the indexed adjustments to the employer shared responsibility penalties that apply to Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) for the 2021 calendar year, which include: 4980H(a): $2,700 (up from $2,570 for 2020) when the ALE fails to minimum essential coverage (MEC) to at least 95% of full-time employees and dependents and at least one full-time […]
  • DOL Release New Back-to-School FFCRA Guidance
    After it became clear that not all schools would be fully reopening for the new school year, employers and employees alike have been wondering how the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) would apply in the variety of new schooling scenarios. Yesterday, the DOL released several new Questions and Answers that address those issues, quoted below: Question 98: […]
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  • ACA Penalties for Applicable Large Employers
    Are you more vulnerable than you think when it comes to IRS ACA Penalties?  Even in 2020 the IRS continues to enforce and collect penalties. Click (here) to download our paper.
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  • Alert! Michigan: New Executive Order Reestablishes Previous Stay-at-Home Restrictions
    As Michigan’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-160 rescinding previous orders that had relaxed Michigan’s stay-at-home requirements. The new order closes or restricts operations of several indoor establishments, restricts social gatherings and events, and reiterates individual and workplace operation guidelines. In addition, the governor issued Executive Order 2020-161, which revises workplace safeguards. Orders […]
  • Help The San Antonio Children’s Shelter
    Help The San Antonio Children’s Shelter The Children’s Shelter fills in the gaps for so many; ensuring that children are provided with the nourishment and tools to successfully grow and mature. School is starting in a couple weeks. Virtually for a few weeks and then face-to-face after Labor Day. The Children’s Shelter is currently working […]
  • Massachusetts Designates Juneteenth as a State Holiday. New Obligation for Many Retail Employers
    Littler Mendelson Publication 7.31.20 On Friday, July 24, 2020, Governor Baker signed a bill designating Juneteenth (June 19th) as an annual state holiday in Massachusetts.  In doing so, Governor Baker stated that this designation would help “recognize the continued need to ensure racial freedom and equality.”  This designation also creates new obligations for many retail employers in […]
  • IRS Publishes 4980H(b) Affordability Percentage for 2021
    A quick update for those employers who are preparing for the 2021 plan year and setting the employee contribution $ amount: The IRS published the 4980H(b) affordability percentage for 2021 at 9.83% (an increase from 9.78% in 2020). Remember, this contribution amount is effective for the first day of your 2021 plan year. Meaning, an […]
  • IRS Releases Draft 1094/1095C Forms for 2020
    For those keeping watch, the IRS has released the “Draft as of July 13, 2020” 1094 and 1095C Forms.  While the 1094C has not been changed, the 1095C Form has several changes.  A quick reminder… whether an employer is an Applicable Large Employers (ALE) required to file Forms 1094/1095C is based on its FTE counts […]
  • Employers Must Include FFCRA Paid Leave Wages on Form W-2
    Recent IRS guidance requires that employers who have paid FFCRA qualified sick leave wages or qualified family leave wages must separately state each of these wage amounts either on Form W-2, Box 14, or on a separate statement. This information is needed for any employees who are also self-employed and plan to claim qualified sick […]
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