No payroll tax cut for truckers? Maybe

August 13, 2020


Land Line Now, Aug. 13, 2020.

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A proposed payroll tax cut to combat the economic downturn has left business confused – and may leave the self-employed – including many truckers – out.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Authorities warn of scams targeting truckers and other small businesses in the U.S. as well as Canada; I-70 remains closed for another day in Colorado; and taking stubbornness to a whole new level – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. OOIDA: USMCA trucking provisions now

OOIDA and the Teamsters want the federal government to make the trucking provisions of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement effective as soon as possible. Plus, the latest on the trucking employment picture and hair testing for drugs.

III. NJ looks to block traffic camera fines

An effort in New Jersey would make it virtually impossible to enforce red-light camera fines on residents of that state. Also, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court rules on local road funds.

IV. Payroll tax cut in doubt for some truckers

The president has said he wants to cut the payroll tax to help people through the economic downturn. But many business are confused about how it would work, and the self-employed – including many truckers – may be left out.

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