2014 NEC CODE SEMINAR
2014 NEC CODE SEMINARS
FEBRUARY 5-7, 2014
CHOOSE FROM 3 LOCATIONS:
FEB 5, FRIDAY-O'FALLON: REGENCY CONFERENCE CENTER
FEB 6, THURSDAY-MARION: HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
FEB 7, FRIDAY-DECATUR: DECATUR CONF. CTR & HOTEL
COST: IL Chapter Member $200/ NON-MEMBER $400
TIME: 8 AM - 4 PM
COST INCLUDES: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & custom Code Change textbook
PLEASE BRING: Notebook, highlighter & 2014 NEC Code Book
Please call the Chapter Office at 1-800-252-8922 with questions or to request a registration form.
IRS Announces 2014 Mileage Rates
2014 Standard Mileage Rates
IR-2013-95, Dec. 6, 2013
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2014 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
- 56 cents per mile for business miles driven
- 23.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
- 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
The business, medical, and moving expense rates decrease one-half cent from the 2013 rates. The charitable rate is based on statute.
The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs.
Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates.
A taxpayer may not use the business standard mileage rate for a vehicle after using any depreciation method under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) or after claiming a Section 179 deduction for that vehicle. In addition, the business standard mileage rate cannot be used for more than four vehicles used simultaneously.
These and other requirements for a taxpayer to use a standard mileage rate to calculate the amount of a deductible business, moving, medical, or charitable expense are in Rev. Proc. 2010-51. Notice 2013-80 contains the standard mileage rates, the amount a taxpayer must use in calculating reductions to basis for depreciation taken under the business standard mileage rate, and the maximum standard automobile cost that a taxpayer may use in computing the allowance under a fixed and variable rate plan.
Construction Law Seminar
Advanced Construction Law Seminar
~November 6, 2013~ 8am-4pm
DECATUR CONFERENCE CENTER & HOTEL
4191 US HWY 36 W, DECATUR IL 62522
Register by contacting the IL Chapter Office at 217-585-9500 or Lisa@ilneca.org
MAKING CW/CE WORK FOR YOU:
WHAT NECA CONTRACTORS NEED TO KNOW
& NEED TO DO
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
Registration & Breakfast 8:30am-9:30am
Workshop Program 9:30am-12:00pm
The Hilton~700 East Adams, Springfield IL 62702
RSVP to Lisa @ 217-585-9500 or Lisa@ilneca.org
NEW I-9 FORMS
New I-9 Forms MUST be Used Starting May 7 Employers Face Financial Penalties for Non-Compliance
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. This form must be used beginning May 7, 2013 or the employer could face large fines.
The new form is to be used for all new hires on or after May 7, and for re-verifying current employees whose work authorizations are expiring on or after May 7. (It is not necessary to replace current I-9 forms for employees who do not otherwise need to be re-verified at this time.)
The new form contains additional data fields designed to capture foreign passport information (if applicable) as well as the employee’s telephone number and email address (although telephone and email information is optional). The new form has grown from one page to two pages due in part to these additional fields, but also because the form’s font type has been made larger and its layout has been changed in an effort to improve readability. The information that employers are required to provide has not changed.
Along with the new form, new instructions are available, as is a revised “Handbook for Employers” (Form M-274) which provides additional guidance on completing the I-9 Form.
The new I-9 Form and instructions are available at:
The “Handbook for Employers - Guidance for Completing Form I-9” is available at:
And a variety of employer and employee information concerning worker verification is available at:
Coleman Electrical Services Recognized
Mansfield, IL - Coleman Electrical Services recognized for 25 years of NECA membership.
Mansfield Electric Recognized
Springfield, IL -Ed Midden and Mansfield Electric recognized for 50 years of NECA membership.
IRS 2013 Mileage Rates
The standard IRS rate for business driving remains unchanged for 2013.
Las Vegas NECA 2012
Las Vegas NECA 2012
September 29 - October 2, 2012
IRS announces 2012 standard mileage rates
Dec. 9, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2012 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
2011 Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rates
The IRS has announced the new mileage reimbursement rates for 2011.
Senate Bill 51 Becomes Law July 1, 2010 and What ALL Contractors Need to Know!
All contractors doing work with the State of Illinois need to be aware of the changes that become effective July 1, 2010.
New EPA Lead Certification Requirments Go Into Effect April 22, 2010
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Lead Certification requirements may seem to have little to do with electrical contractors. But, any type of contractor who performs renovation or repair work that disturbs old, lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be “lead-safe” certified by the EPA and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination — or else face a fine of up to $37,500 per day and also risk potential private lawsuits.
New MBE/FBE Requirements for State Construction Projects
Instead of being provided a time period after bidding to allow contractors to meet the MBE/FBE requirements, contractors must now meet the goal on bid day, or demonstrate a good faith effort as to why the goal was not met. The impact on IDOT projects is still unclear because the law does include an exemption for federally-funded projects and processes.
Safety Excellence Award Program
All NECA member contractors are invited to apply for the NECA Safety Excellence Award Program by March 1, 2010.
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