IRS: Employers to repay deferred payroll tax

The IRS issued guidance at the end of August regarding deferral of the employee’s portion of Social Security tax as described in President Trump’s August 8 Presidential Memorandum. The Presidential Memorandum deferred the employee’s portion of Social Security taxes from September 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. The president’s move was made in reaction to the ongoing coronavirus […]

More parents may owe “nanny tax” this year, due to COVID-19

In the COVID-19 era, many parents are hiring nannies and babysitters because their daycare centers and summer camps have closed. This may result in federal “nanny tax” obligations. Keep in mind that the nanny tax may apply to all household workers, including housekeepers, babysitters, gardeners or others who are not independent contractors. If you employ […]

Payroll tax deferral OK with PPP loan – but be careful

The ability to defer certain payroll taxes for employers who received a PPP loan is one of the benefits of the recently enacted Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act. When the CARES Act first passed in April, employers had the option to defer paying the employer portion of Social Security tax through the end of 2020, […]