Month: July 2018

Vermont Unemployment Taxable Wage Base to Decrease in 2019

July 31, 2018 - The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment taxable wage base is set to decrease from $17,600 in 2018 to $15,600 in 2019. The change to the taxable wage base takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. As always, if there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for W/E July 21, 2018

July 31, 2018 - The Unemployment  Insurance  Weekly  Claims  report  for  the  week  ending  July  21, 2018 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 217,000 4 week moving average: 218,000 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,745,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 201,257 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Unadjusted number … Read More

Join Thomas & Company at the Tennessee Statewide Payroll Conference

July 26, 2018 - Thomas & Company is honored to be the Diamond Sponsor and Website Sponsor of the Tennessee Statewide Payroll Conference. This year’s conference will be held on August 8-10, 2018 at The Embassy Suites & Conference Center in Murfreesboro, TN. Are you a current Thomas & Company client? Let us know you are coming and check … Read More

Wyoming Unemployment Taxable Wage Base to Rise in 2019

July 26, 2018 - The Wyoming Department of Employment announced today that the unemployment taxable wage base is set to rise to $25,400 in 2019, up from $24,700 in 2018. The change to the taxable wage base takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. The Department’s unemployment tax rates for 2019 are expected to be finalized in December. As always, if … Read More

New Jersey Unemployment Tax Rates Decrease for 2018/2019

July 26, 2018 - The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has confirmed that unemployment tax rates for the one-year period beginning July 1, 2018 are set to decrease. Effective July 1, 2018, New Jersey’s experienced-employer unemployment tax rates are to be determined with Table B and are to range from 0.40% to 5.40%. The range of … Read More

IRS Expands Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign

July 26, 2018 - The IRS stated that the use of reinforced authentication to access email accounts is especially important, noting that many email providers offer customers two-factor authentication protections to access email accounts. “Tax professionals should always use this option to prevent their accounts from being taken over by cybercriminals and putting their clients and colleagues at risk,” … Read More

Nevada Unemployment Taxable Wage Base to Rise 2019

July 23, 2018 - The Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation announced today that the unemployment taxable wage base is set to rise to $31,200 in 2019, up from $30,500 in 2018. The change to the taxable wage base takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. The Department’s unemployment tax rates for 2019 are expected to be finalized in December. … Read More

Benefit Charge Audits: The Unsung Heroes of the Unemployment Process

July 20, 2018 - When unemployment insurance benefit charges are issued by state agencies, it is easy to assume they are issued correctly. However, many states have departments that do not “talk” (i.e. benefits to tax) resulting in benefit charges issued in error. Charges are issued weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly and can be tedious in reviewing. At Thomas … Read More

U.S. Department of Labor Provides Guidance on Worker Classification

July 18, 2018 - On July 13, 2018, the United States Department of Labor rolled out a new interpretation on the controversial, ambiguous question of whether certain workers are employees or independent contractors. The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division issued enforcement instructions to investigators on how to draw the line between employee and independent contractor in the home-care registry … Read More

South Dakota Unemployment Tax Rates Hold Steady for 2019

July 18, 2018 - Effective Jan. 1, 2019, South Dakota’s unemployment tax rates are to be unchanged from 2018. This information was released by a spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Labor and Regulation during a phone call on July 13, 2018. The state is to continue to determine unemployment tax rates for experienced employers with Schedule B in … Read More