We learned good news today! It was originally thought that employers would have to foot the bill for the new Emergency Paid Sick Leave (PSL) and Emergency Family Medical Leave Act provisions (EFMLA) and await reimbursement. We learned today that employers will be allowed withhold normal payroll tax remittances to the IRS to cover the costs of the new paid time off requirements.
- If you usually have to remit $10,000 in payroll taxes, and you incur $5,000 in PSL and EFMLA payments, you only need to remit $5,000 in payroll taxes.
- If you usually have to remit $10,000 in payroll taxes and incur $12,000 in PSL and EFMLA payments, you do not need to remit payment at all, and can request expedited repayment from the IRS.
Also, here is a link to the new required posting relative to the new COVID-19 related paid time off requirements:
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