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2019 Payroll Update
PAYROLL TAX DEPOSITS
If you are a semi-weekly federal tax deposit employer and your payroll tax deposit is less than $100,000, your tax deposit is due Friday, January 4, 2019 for any payroll checks dated December 31, 2018. Deposits due on January 4, 2019 must be initiated electronically by Thursday, January 3, 2019 to be considered timely for withdrawal on Friday, January 4, 2019. If your payroll tax deposit is greater than $100,000, it is due the next day after the date of the payroll check. For December 31, 2018 paychecks, you must initiate the payment on Monday, December 31, 2018 to ensure timely withdrawal on Tuesday, January 2, 2019.
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE RATE NOTICE FOR 2019
State unemployment agencies are mailing the notices of the 2019 insurance rates to employers during the months of November and December 2018. 2019 rate information for Nebraska employers is also available online through your UICONNECT account. If our office assists you with the preparation of your payroll tax returns, please forward a copy of the 2019 rate notice to our office. In addition, the state agencies often provide an opportunity to reduce the 2019 insurance rate by making a voluntary contribution. If you would like our assistance in evaluating whether to make the voluntary contribution, please forward the notice to our office as soon as possible as there is a deadline for making this contribution.
EMPLOYEE ADDRESSES AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS
For the purposes of preparing your 2018 Forms W-2, please review your employee list to be sure you have communicated any name and address changes to our office. If we use your accounting software to prepare your Forms W-2, please review your file to be sure all employee names, addresses, and social security numbers are correct prior to sending the backup or export files.
REMINDER FORMS W-2 DUE DATE
The filing deadline for 2018 Forms W-2 to the Social Security Administration is January 31, regardless if filing on paper or electronically.
2019 PAYROLL CHANGES
There are several important changes which affect the calculation and payment of payroll taxes. Click the button below to view the updates.
2019 PAYROLL TAX UPDATE
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