IRS Releases Publication 15 and W‑4 Withholding Guidance for 2018

On Jan­u­ary 31, 2018, the fed­er­al Inter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice (IRS) released Pub­li­ca­tion 15 — Intro­duc­to­ry Mate­r­i­al, which includes the following:

  • 2018 fed­er­al income tax with­hold­ing tables.
  • Exempt Form W‑4.
  • New infor­ma­tion on: 
    • With­hold­ing allowance.
    • With­hold­ing on sup­ple­men­tal wages.
    • Back­up withholding.
    • Mov­ing expense reimbursement.
    • Social Secu­ri­ty and Medicare tax for 2018.
    • Dis­as­ter tax relief.

Read Pub­li­ca­tion 15 and fur­ther details here.

EEOC Penalty Increases for Failure to Post Required Notices

On Jan­u­ary 18, 2018, the U.S. Equal Employ­ment Oppor­tu­ni­ty Com­mis­sion (EEOC) released a final rule increas­ing the penal­ty amount from $534 to $545 for vio­la­tions of Title VII of the Civ­il Rights Act (Title VII), the Amer­i­cans with Dis­abil­i­ties Act (ADA), and the Genet­ic Infor­ma­tion Nondis­crim­i­na­tion Act (GINA) notice post­ing requirements.

The final rule is effec­tive Feb­ru­ary 20, 2018.

Read the rule

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