Brian O’Laughlin, Esq

Brian O’Laughlin, Esq

Brian O’Laughlin, Esq. was the Corporate Attorney for the American Payroll Association. His expertise included developing positions on matters related to the payroll community and coordinating federal and state lobbying efforts on behalf of APA members, the payroll community, and payroll service providers. He possesses a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from James Madison University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. He is also a member of the Virginia Bar.

04/27/2015

National Taxpayer Advocate Provides Insight to IRS Challenges

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More news from APA's Capital Summit in Washington, D.C.

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04/15/2015

New Act Increases Penalties for Errors on Information Returns

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The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 includes provisions that increase penalties for errors on information returns and payee statements, such as Forms W-2 and 1099.

04/15/2015

Federal Maximum Per Diem Rates for Travel Updated

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PNN: Per Diem Rates

The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued its annual updated list of federal maximum per diem rates for travel to locations within the continental United States.

03/23/2015

Hot Topics at APA's Capital Summit

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PNN: APA's Capital Summit

Fringe Benefits, Third Party Sick Pay Recap, and ACA are Hot Topics at APA’s Capital Summit.

03/19/2015

IRS Releases Updated Form 941

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PNN: Form 941

The IRS has released Form 941, the Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return, together with the 2015 Instructions.

12/23/2014

New Law Retroactively Increases Monthly Transport Benefit Exclusion

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PNN: Transit Law

The recently passed Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA) may result in some last minute tax changes for payroll professionals.

12/05/2014

IRS Releases 2015 Cost of Living Adjustments

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PNN: 2015 COLAs

The IRS announced the cost of living adjustments for 2015 on October 30.

11/05/2014

Proposed Legislation Could Accelerate W-2 Filing Date

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PNN: Early W-2

The Tax Refund Theft Protection Act contains several provisions that could have a major impact on payroll.

07/23/2014

ETAAC Concerned About Barriers to E-Filing

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Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) presents its annual report to Congress.

06/30/2014

New Court Case Could Have Tax Refund Implications

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PNN: BNSF Railway

At issue in this case are taxes paid pursuant to the Railroad Retirement Tax Act

06/16/2014

DOL Addresses Minimum Wage, Overtime Requirements at Annual Congress

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PNN: DOL Addresses Annual Congress

DOL representative describes how workplace changes lead to a changing regulatory and business landscape.

05/06/2014

President Aims to Make Preparing for Retirement Easier

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PNN: My Retirement Account

A new program designed to provide a vehicle for retirement savings for individuals.

04/25/2014

Revisions Released for Income Withholding for Support Form

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Pay News Now: Income Withholding for Support Form

The standard Income Withholding (IWO) for Support form is getting ready for a facelift.

04/07/2014

Quality Stores Ruling Deems Severance Payments Taxable

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Pay News Now: Quality Stores

The U.S. Supreme Court has released its final decision in U.S. v. Quality Stores, Inc.

04/01/2014

Big Changes in Store for States' Overtime Laws

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Pay News Now: State Overtime Laws

Proposal to update overtime regulations could have a major impact on state laws and regulations.

03/14/2014

Final ACA Regulations Released for Employers

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Pay News Now: Final ACA Regs

Employer relevant rules under the Affordable Care Act have been released.

03/13/2014

IRS Issues Same-Sex Marriage Guidance

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Pay News Now: DOMA Guidance

The IRS and some states have issued guidance regarding the tax treatment of same-sex married couples.

02/18/2014

Join APA's Fight for the Mobile Workforce Act

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Pay News Now: Mobile Workforce Act

Two bills seek to establish a 30-day threshold for workers traveling to other states.

02/11/2014

Prevent Identity Theft This Tax Season

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Pay News Now: Identity Theft

The IRS has urged taxpayers to be aware of tax-related scams.

02/07/2014

IRS Announces Newly Appointed IRSAC Members

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Pay News Now: New IRSAC Members

The IRS announced the selection of six new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council.

01/21/2014

Individual Tax Filings Delayed by IRS

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Pay News Now: Tax Filings Delayed

The IRS announced that the beginning of filing season for 2014 has been pushed back from January 21st to January 31st.

01/21/2014

Public Trust Is Top Priority for New IRS Commissioner

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Pay News Now: New IRS Commissioner

The United States Senate has confirmed John Koskinen's appointment as the new commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).