Easy Etiquette Do’s for Your Office Holiday Party

Posted on November 25, 2014
‘Tis the season for the office holiday party. It’s a time to recognize, acknowledge and appreciate the contributions of coworkers. While the office holiday party may seem like the perfect time to let your hair down – it’s not. After a productive year of hitting your targets, you don’t want to be the guy who ends up with a lampshade on his head or the girl with the wardrobe malfunction. The rules of office etiquette for the holiday party apply to all. Here are some simple “do’s” to follow. The emphasis is OFFICE, not PARTY.
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IRS Announces 2015 Pension Plan Limitations; Taxpayers May Contribute up to $18,000 to their 401(k) plans in 2015

Posted on November 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2015. Many of the pension plan limitations will change for 2015 because the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment. However, other limitations will remain unchanged because the increase in the index did not meet the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment.
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2015 Social Security Wage-Based Increases

Posted on November 18, 2014
The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, that the 2015 social security wage base will be $118,500, an increase of $1,500 from the 2014 wage base of $117,000 (the SSA Fact Sheet is available at www.americanpayroll.org/members/Forms-Pubs/#annual). As in prior years, there is no limit to the wages subject to the Medicare tax; therefore all covered wages are still subject to the 1.45% tax. As in 2014, wages paid in excess of $200,000 in 2015 will be subject to an extra 0.9% Medicare tax that will only be withheld from employees' wages. Employers will not pay the extra tax.
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Health Care Act – Round 2: Post Midterm Elections

Posted on November 17, 2014
With midterm elections behind us, a looming question remains: What’s next for the president’s health care plan? Half of the Democratic Senators who voted to pass the Affordable Care Act (ACA) nearly five years ago were voted out.
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