Some Sage Abra Suite users have been contacted by scammers posing as Sage business partners telling their victims that Sage Abra Suite is no long supported and that they should switch to a new product immediately. This is not true! Sage continues to support Abra Suite. Read the post for more information about this scam and what you should do if you receive a phishing call or email.
An early holiday gift from the IRS! On November 29, 2018, the IRS issued Notice 2018-94 that extended the deadline for employers and other coverage providers to furnish the 2018 IRS Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to their employees. The notice did not change the filing date for that form. Read this post to learn more about the extension, follow a link to the Notice, or find a number to call if you have additional questions.
Question: What’s better than a new release of Sage HRMS HR Actions packed with enhancements that increase functionality and make it easier to use? Answer: One that, when installed, includes new releases of popular plug-ins for HR actions: Sage HRMS HR Actions Dynamic Forms Checklist (DFC), Sage HRMS HR Actions I-9 (I-9), and Sage HRMS HR Actions W-4 (W-4)!
According to Derek N. Benner, acting executive associate director for ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), this summer will see a wave of 1-9 audits, likely pushing this fiscal year's audit total to over 5,000. ICE workplace audits have already doubled over those conducted last year. Fines for violations have increased as well. Employers must be vigilant in completing and retaining the forms, staying compliant with the regulations, and being prepared if ICE comes knowing at their door. Read this post for more information and links to helpful websites.
The IRS is providing new and updated tools and is encouraging everyone to do a "paycheck checkup" to make sure they are claiming the correct amount of withholding allowances on their Form W-4. Read for information and links to tools, videos, and tax tips.
Staying current with changes in federal and state forms and requirements is critical for any business. We are happy to announce the release of Sage HRMS HR Action W-4 Version 10.7.5 that includes support for the 2018 state and federal W-4 tax forms. Read this post to learn more.
The IRS has released both the new Form W-4 and the Withholding Calculator that reflect changes made by the new tax law. While reviewing your withholding at the beginning of each year is always a good idea, it's particularly important in 2018 as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has made significant changes. Read and follow links for more information.
Sage released Service Release 2 (SR2) which makes the new 2018 Federal Tax Tables available to Sage customers. All Sage HRMS and Sage Abra Suite users will need to apply the SR2 in order to receive these tax tables. SR2 is now available for download from the Sage Knowledgebase. Read more about the new federal income-tax withholding rules and follow links to a number of IRS documents for more information.