September 24, 2018

September 24, 2018

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Reminder! California Employers Must Provide Notice of the Federal and California Earned Income Tax Credit

California employers should remember that they must revise their notice to employees regarding the federal Earned Income Tax Notice to include California’s version of it. Effective January 1, 2017, employers must revise their notice to employees regarding the earned income tax credit when issuing W-2 or 1099 forms.

For several years, California employers have been required to notify employees regarding the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. In September 2016, California AB 1847 was signed into law which requires those same employers to also notify employees that they may be eligible for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (“EITC”).

Effective January 1, 2017, the new law states that an employer shall notify all employees that they may be eligible for the federal and the California EITC within one week before or after, or at the same time, that the employer provides an annual wage summary, including, but not limited to, a Form W-2 or a Form 1099, to any employee.

The employer must physically give it to the employee or can mail it to their last known home address.  

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Jonathan A. Siegel, Labor, Employment Attorney, Jackson Lewis, Law Firm
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Jonathan A. Siegel is one of the founding Principals of the Orange County, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He practices before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, state and federal agencies and courts.

Mr. Siegel also provides advice and counsel regarding labor and employment law with respect to various issues ranging from wage and hour law, reduction in force, WARN Act, discipline, leave management and harassment and discrimination issues. Mr. Siegel defends employers regarding different varieties of wrongful...

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