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Early Biden Administration Actions Signal Big Potential Payroll Impacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Department of Education Extends Federal Student Loan Relief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 IRS Updates FFCRA Tax Credits FAQs, Form 7200. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 IRS Provides Guidance on Withholding, Paying Deferred Employee Tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 DHS Extends Temporary Requirements for Form I-9 Compliance Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 DOL Ends PAID Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 EEOC to Open EEO-1 Data Collection in April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 IRS Releases 2021 General Instructions for 1099s and More. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Get Compliance Questions Answered at Virtual Capital Summit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 USCIS Replaces Sticker That Extends Validity of Green Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 IRS Proposes Regulations on Deadlines for Federally Declared Disasters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Spring Ahead to Daylight Saving Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 DOL Releases Enforcement Stats for Fiscal Year 2020. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 DOL Announces Annual Adjustments for FLSA, FMLA Violations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Register by March 5 for Congress Xstream to Attend Bonus Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 IRS Revises Form 8994, Instructions for Employer Credit to Claim PFML. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Appeals Court Affirms That PEO Could Claim Tax Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 GAO Report Recommends That DOL Track Dropped FLSA Cases. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 IRS Progress Update Highlights Agency Goals From 2020. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report Includes Employer Issues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 TIGTA Issues Semiannual Report to Congress. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Appeals Court Defines Workweek Under FMLA for Rotational Employees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Wage and Hour Roundup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 State and Local News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 February 5, 2021 Volume 29 Issue 2 IRS Releases 2021 Form W-2, W-3, Instructions TStatement, he IRS released the 2021 Form W-2, Wage and Tax Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, and the General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3. The instructions address how employers should handle COVID-19-related employment tax credits. Future developments. Information about any future developments affecting Forms W-2 and W-3 and their instructions (such as legislation enacted after their release) will be posted at https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about- form-w2. What’s new Potential discrepancies when reconciling Forms W-2 and W-3 with Forms 941 and 944 due to COVID-19-related employment tax credits. Employers may have a discrepancy when reconciling Forms W-2 and W-3 with Forms 941 and 944 if COVID-19 tax relief was taken in 2020. Qualified sick leave and family leave wages are not subject to the employer share of social security tax. Also, the deferred amount of the employee share of social security tax is reported on Forms 941 and 944, but it is not reported on Forms W-2 and W-3. Reporting deferred employee share of social security tax from 2020. Employee social security tax deferred in 2020 under Notice 2020-65 that is withheld in 2021 and not reported on the 2020 Form W-2 should be reported in Box 4 on Form W-2c. Enter tax year “2020” in Box c and adjust the amount previously reported in Box 4 of the Form W-2 to include the deferred amounts withheld in 2021. All Forms W-2c should be filed with the Social Security Administration, along with Form W-3c, as soon as possible after withholding the deferred amounts. For more information, see the IRS webpage on Form W-2 reporting of employee social security tax deferred under Notice 2020-65. Extension of time to furnish Forms W-2 to employees. Employers may request an extension of time to furnish Forms W-2 to employees by faxing a letter addressed to Internal Revenue Service, Attn: Extension of Time Coordinator to 866- 477-0572. The letter must be faxed on or before the due date for furnishing Forms W-2 to employees and must include:
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