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FMLA / PFML

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by vicorjh, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. vicorjh

    vicorjh NES Member

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    Great, more state taxation beginning 7/2019.

    In 2018, Massachusetts signed into law a statute that provides paid family and medical leave (PFML) benefits to workers. Learn more about what effects PFML will have on you as an employer or self-employed individual.

    Employers and employees will split the cost of a 0.63 percent payroll tax about equally.

    Paid Family Medical Leave for employers FAQ
     

  2. BUMPA01603

    BUMPA01603 NES Member

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    And they wonder why businesses choose other states to make a go of it! o_O
     
  3. boiler_eng

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    Oh good another tax that I likely will never see a benefit from.
     
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    my wife has had 6, week long visits to the hospital in the last year. where is my money
     
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  5. boiler_eng

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    Money now, benefits in 2021 from what I understand. They need time to plan mismanagement.
     
  6. n1oty

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    Gee, ANOTHER reason comes along that affirms my decision to stay a sole proprietor and NOT employ anyone else.
     
  7. PaulR

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    Bump de bump as I study this:
    Employers under 25 people, not effected.
    So the full cost is born by the employee, you. [laugh]

    So on your Paystub starting in July you're going to see:
    Gross:
    -Fica tax
    -Federal Tax
    -MA state tax
    -MA FMLA tax
    -------------------------
    =Net pay

    [laugh]

    Somehow, somewhere, they forgot to include a line item where you could opt-out of being assessed this tax.
     
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  8. Roland Deschain

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    Guess I didn't need that $700. Thanks GOVnuh. Every day I hope politicians die in a f***ing grease fire.
     
  9. JayMcB

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    it's like the obamacare rape, they charged taxes on for it for 10 years and calculated the costs on 8 to make their shitbag numbers work.

    So fvcking sick of pols raping the taxpayers and wage earners
     
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  10. SKumar

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    Can you imagine a small business that has just over 25 employees? The law forces them to pay for work that doesn't exist. That must take huge tolls on both productivity and revenue. For nothing. These politicians have no business meddling with market forces all in the name of "morals". Give me a f***ing break.
     
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  11. enbloc

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    I love babies, taxes not so much....
     
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    Nope. We'll fire two people. There you go tax man, 23 employees with room to hire one more good one of if needed.
     
  13. Yazz

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    Say goodby to vacation time!
     
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    Two women or married men.
     
  15. Mark from MA

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    Yes...this is correct....

    My wife says it's costing her place well over 100K a year. And of course we are paying as well out of our paycheck.

    Thank Charlie Baker for this, another douche move by the RINO.
     
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  16. n1oty

    n1oty NES Member

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    Every time I contemplate expanding my business and hiring/training employees, the Commiewealth comes along with something stupid like this that simply serves to remind me that I am doing very well as a sole proprietor.
     
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  17. vicorjh

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    Unreal, this new tax (before even going into effect) has already increased from the 0.63% to 0.75%. Excuse, they delayed the implementation by three months. Does this mean it will be reduced the following year?

    Leaders Agree to Delay Start of Paid Leave Assessments

    "The delay will not reduce total contributions paid to the new family and medical leave trust fund because the state will increase the contribution rate from .63 percent to .75 percent of wages. The new contribution rate will raise the tax for an employee earning the state average weekly wage from $872 per year to $1,038 per year."
     
  18. Garys

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    I got a notice from my employer today, along with a form to sign. I'm retired from my primary job, have a pension, and only work about 10 hours or so a week. I still have to pay the tax to fund the boondoggle. There apparently is no opt out in the law.

    It's only 0.75%, but it's money I'll never get one cent of benefit from.

    Because I'm part time and the company I work for is small (two full time employees), they don't have to pay. I'm fine with that, but I DO have to pay and I'm not fine with that.

    Of course, the gonnifes that run this state will get their piece of that, and don't care at all.
     
  19. jkelly1229

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    If i work from home in nh do i have to pay this?
     
  20. Garys

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    From what the website says, yes. As long as you are a W-2 employee. If you are a 1099-Misc contractor and don't live in MA, you aren't covered.

    Who's a covered individual under the PFML law?

     
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    Has Faker Baker ever vetoed anything? He is a Dem!
     
  22. jkelly1229

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    Thats f****ing crap
     
  23. Garys

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    You can always quit and find a job in New Hampshire.

     
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    Oh .. that money is not for you ... you work for a living...
     
  25. arsco

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    This was already provided by my employer as a benefit. I now have to pay for it.

    If I never use it I assume what I have paid in just gets sent off to some slug
     
  26. jkelly1229

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    I just found an all remote job lol. The company is just based out of ma
     
  27. Coyote33

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    Is this only for full time employees? Otherwise, I see an increase in part time employees.
     
  28. Garys

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    Full, part time, and contract employees.

    Neither part time nor contract employees can opt out. Which I would do in an instant. I think what they're counting on is part time and contract employees to mostly supplement the program.

     
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    My wife makes about 10-15k a year as a part time tennis coach, all under 1099 payments. She has been getting letters from each of her contractors this week to advise her of this and that she needs to pay on her own
     
  30. Coyote33

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    Kind of encourages people to want to work "under the table", so to speak.
     

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