Here are our news updates for March. I post one news item per update to our subscribers here on the blog. To receive all of the day’s payroll news updates, subscribe to Payroll 24/7 for only $149 per year.
March 29: Utah has passed a law (SB 39) that amends how nonresidents working in Utah are taxed. The “mobile workforce” income tax bill addresses the tax liability and withholding requirements for a nonresident individual earning wages in the state. This bill creates an exemption from income tax if a nonresident individual works in the state for 20 or fewer days during a taxable year and provides the circumstances that the individual’s resident state provides a substantially similar exclusion or does not impose a state individual income tax.
March 25: Two California cities have minimum wage increases coming in July:
- Emeryville, California: The city’s minimum wage rate will increase to $17.68 per hour effective July 1, 2022.
- Pasadena, California: The minimum wage rate for Pasadena will increase to $16.11 per hour on July 1, 2022.
March 9: The Department of Transportation has released the applicable terminal charge and the Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) mileage rates for determining the value of noncommercial flights on employer-provided aircraft in effect for the first half of 2022 for purposes of the taxation of fringe benefits. The unadjusted rates for flights taken during the period from January 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022are as follows:
- $.2460 per mile for the first 500 miles
- $.1876 per mile 501 through 1,500 miles
- $.1803 per mile over 1,500 miles
- terminal charge is $44.98