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Tax Reform & Labor Proposals

November 24, 2020
In 2020, the first $137,700 of wages or self-employed income are subject to a 12.4% Social Security tax. The Social Security tax gets split by the employer and employee on wage earnings while the self-employed earner is liable for the full 12.4% Social Security tax. All wages and self-employed earnings are subject to a 2.9% Medicare tax; the 2.9% Medicare tax is also split between the employer and employee on wage earnings. Those who earn wages and self-employed income above $250,000 (if married, $200,000 if single) are also subject to an additional 0.9% payroll tax. Biden’s proposed...

Events DC Launches GATHER by Events DC, A Virtual Platform

September 16, 2020
State-of-the-Art Production Studio Unveiled Inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, DC – September 16, 2020 – Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for DC, announced today the launch of GATHER by Events DC (GATHER), a new virtual platform designed to innovatively bring the local community, clients, and partners together. GATHER is a virtual venue, capable of producing and streaming live events and will be a repository for on-demand experiences. These ondemand experiences are designed to engage and excite multiple audiences through impactful...Read more

Aronson Guidance: Payroll Tax Deferral

September 1, 2020
The IRS has issued Notice 2020-65 to provide guidance on President Trump’s memorandum deferring the employee’s portion of Social Security taxes normally withheld from gross wages. The summary of the guidance is as follows: The term “Affected Taxpayers” means the employer who is otherwise required to withhold the Social Security tax. This definition is very important later on in the IRS’s guidance. The term “Applicable Wages” means wages subject to the Social Security tax, where the wages are $4,000 or less based on a bi-weekly pay period. Wages using...

ABRA Emergency Rulemaking Providing Additional Relief for Restaurants

August 18, 2020
The week of August 10, 2020, ABRA issued an emergency rulemaking providing additional relief for restaurants. The Board has greatly extended the time for payment, waived late fees and extended the date by which an operator must decide to pay to maintain the license. Specifically, the emergency rulemaking does the following: Suspends the late fee for a licensee's failure to timely remit the second or third year license fee or renewal license fee for certain license categories. This includes both operator ABC licenses and manager licenses. Greatly extends the length of time for operators to...

The National ProStart Invitational Comes to Washington, DC May 8-10!

April 24, 2019 to May 10, 2019
The National ProStart Invitational® (NPSI) is the country's premier secondary school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. Annually, nearly 400 student competitors put their skills to the test in front of industry leaders, NRAEF Trustees, state restaurant associations, and family and friends - all with hopes of earning coveted scholarships from the nation's best culinary and restaurant management programs. RAMW and our members are delighted to welcome NPSI to Washington, DC this year, and for the next three years, where our industry and ProStart students...

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Officially Extends Winter Restaurant Week

January 20, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joanna Heaney Linda Roth Associates, Inc. 401-932-6076 Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Officially Extends Winter Restaurant Week Over 180 Restaurants to Continue Prix Fixe Menus through January 27 Washington, D.C. (January 20, 2019)— Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) today announced that for the first time in the 18 years of its biannual Restaurant Week promotion, it will officially extend Winter Restaurant Week through Sunday, January 27 . The promotion has been extended to give diners in the...Read more