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Ohio State and Local Tax Updates December 2018

Ohio’s withholding tax rates will be lower in 2019 December 14, 2018 The OH Dept. of Taxation said the reduction is due to 2015 legislation, which provided a 6.3% tax cut that wasn’t structured at the time to reduce withholding rates. Here’s an example of how the cut will affect families: An OH taxpayer with…

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Georgia State and Local Tax Updates December 2018

Did you know the state of Georgia has a Taxpayer Bill of Rights? December 14, 2018 The document explains the rights of taxpayers, as well as the obligations of the GA Dept. of Revenue. For example, “You have the right to prompt and accurate responses from the department to questions and requests for tax assistance.”…

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Illinois State and Local Tax Updates December 2018

The prepaid sales tax on motor fuels increases for the first half of 2019 December 14, 2018 The Illinois Department of Revenue has announced that, effective 1/1/19 through 6/30/19, the prepaid sales tax rate on gasoline, gasohol, and other motor fuels will increase to 16¢ per gallon from 15¢ per gallon. The prepaid sales tax…

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California State and Local Tax Updates December 2018

Are you curious to know how California tax withholding will change in 2019? December 12, 2018 The CA Employment Development Dept. has released income tax withholding schedules that employers will use to withhold CA tax from 2019 paychecks. You can compare the upcoming schedules to current withholding schedules. The “wage bracket table method” (Method A)…

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New York State and Local Tax Updates December 2018

New York Dept of Taxation and Finance Issues Permanent Rule December 14, 2018 The New York Dept. of Taxation and Finance has issued a permanent rule adopting the NY State and the City of Yonkers withholding tables and other methods. The rule repeals and adds new appendixes, the NY state and City of Yonkers withholding…

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