Payroll Insights

Payroll Insights, a publication from KPMG LLP's Employment Tax practice, covers current developments for payroll and employment tax.

It is published periodically throughout the year as developments occur. 

The Employment Tax practice is interested in your feedback, including any topics you might like to see addressed in future issues.  Please contact Scott Schapiro (sschapiro@kpmg.com)

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Scott Schapiro

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Current Edition

December 3, 2019 - This issue provides the 2019 Year-end Payroll guide, check list, and a video on the top 10 year-end considerations for planning.

Previous Editions

November 11, 2019 - This issue provides the 2019 Year-End Payroll Check List, an update on Puerto Rico, and the latest issue of the Global Reward Services Quarterly newsletter. 

September 20, 2019 - This issue provides an update on California AB5, which increases the scrutiny on independent contractor treatment. 

September 2019 - This edition provides an update on Senate Bill (S.B.) 1515 which amended the Illinois Income Tax Act. 

April 2019 - This edition provides updates on payroll tax compliance, the release of IR-2019-58, IRS Frequently Asked Questions, various state updates, and more.

March 2019 - This edition provides an update on the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2019 Introduced in the Senate 

January 2019 - This edition contains the following articles: Updated Payroll Year-end Guide, IRS Announces Tax Filing Season for Individuals, and Employment Eligibility Verification Temporarily Suspended

December 2018 - This edition contains the following articles: Special Year-End Report and Parking Expenses.

November 2018 - KPMG’s Employment Tax practice teamed with the professionals at Bloomberg Tax to develop a simple checklist for employers to consider as they prepare for payroll year end.

September 2018 - This edition contains the following articles: Federal Updates; State Updates; and Local Updates.

June 2018 - This edition contains the following articles: Federal Updates; Proposed Regulations; Supplemental Wage Withholding and Form W-4; and FRED SAID: Practical Perspectives from a Seasoned Payroll Professional.

March 2018 - This edition contains the following articles: Tax Reform; Rate Notice; Federal Update; and State Updates.

Special Edition - January 2018 - This edition contains the following articles: H.R. 1 - originally named the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Affordable Care Act.