How to Handle Multistate employees’ Tax Withholding and Related Issues Correctly

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  • CRTP
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  • HRCI
  • ORTP
  • SHRM
  • MRTP
  • CWS
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Course Description

Course Description

Employee tax withholding was a challenging task for many employers, even before the COVID-19 pandemic which sharply increased the number of remote workers and introduced numerous new tax nexus considerations. With each state maintaining its own guidance on if and how telecommuters create a tax nexus for their employers, organizations have had to stay on top of numerous differing and evolving locality tax regulations, before ensuring proper management of tax withholding for affected workers. 

This online IRS-approved CE course discusses the handling of state taxes when an employee lives in one state and works in another, or works in two or more states simultaneously. 

We start with taxes that should be on the lookout for including state income tax, disability insurance, unemployment insurance, and the various local taxes. From this point in this online CPE course, we will discuss the conformity with the Internal Revenue Code for the states as well as the proper handling of supplemental taxation. Working with these basics we will discuss how to determine if the company is an employer in the state and therefore required to withhold or pay taxes. We then work through the definitions of resident and non-resident and how that affects the withholding or payment of taxes. But the proper withholding of taxes also depends on whether or not there are any agreements between the various states in question so at this point we will discuss reciprocal agreements and how they affect the withholding of state income tax. To ensure proper tax withholding we briefly discuss employee withholding certificates or what is commonly known as the Form W-4 equivalent for the states.

This online continuing education course also includes other forms that would need to be completed including non-resident forms and military spouse exemption forms. From this point, we concentrate on how to determine the taxable wages for each date if the employee works in two or more states. We discuss the three methods available for the allocation of wages. Withholding of taxes is not the only compliance issue when it comes to multistate employees because it is imperative that the employees’ wages be reported correctly. 

We work through examples of how to report on Form W-2 for an employee who lives in one state and works in three separate states. Income tax withholding however is not the only tax that needs to be determined when handling multistate taxation, the state unemployment insurance must also be determined. 

We discuss how to determine which state to pay SUI or state unemployment insurance to when an employee lives and works in two or more states. And finally, we conclude the course with a discussion of other areas that are affected by an employee working in more than one state, namely, wage and hour law and garnishments.

Major Topics discussed in this online CPE/CE webinar:

  • Handling of state taxes when an employee lives in one state and works in another.
  • Handling of supplemental taxation.
  • Reciprocal agreements and how they affect the withholding of state income tax.
  • Form W-4 and W-2
  • Non-resident forms and military spouse exemption forms
  • SUI or state unemployment insurance

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Learning Objectives

  • To explore the various taxes required by different states including income tax, disability insurance, and the plethora of local taxes that may apply to wages paid
  • To discover how to determine state withholding liability 
  • To contrast the difference between a resident and a non-resident of a state and how that affects state income tax withholding
  • To explore which states require the use of their own Withholding Allowance Certificate and which state allows either theirs or the Form W-4 to be used and which states do not have a form
  • To identify which states, follow the Internal Revenue Code and which version
  • To explore the requirements for reporting wages for multistate employees on Form W-2
  • To identify the four factors that are used to determine state unemployment insurance liability
  • To identify the states that have reciprocal agreements and explore how those agreements affect the taxation

Recommended For

  • This online IRS-approved CE course is recommended for CPA, EA, AFSP, Other Tax Professionals, Tax attorneys, and Tax and Accounting Staff responsible for tax compliance and planning
  • This online CPE webinar is also recommended for business owners, Top management personnel, and other business and financial advisors working with business clients on tax compliance and planning.

Who Should Attend?

  • Annual Filing Season Program
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Professionals
  • Tax Pros
  • Trust & Estate Tax Professional
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 3 PDC Credit of Business Acumen for SHRM Professionals (Approval No. 22-RDQQA)
  • 3 RCH Credit of HR (General) for Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) (Approval No. 583563)
  • 3 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00622-21-O)
  • 3 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 3 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0580)
  • 3 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 3 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00622-21-O)
  • 3 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00622-21-O)
  • 3 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 3 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 3 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper

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About Presenter

Vicki Lambert, CPP

President, The Payroll Advisor

Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is president and academic director of The Payroll Advisor™ a firm specializing in training payroll professionals. With over 35 years of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert is a sought-after and respected voice in the practice and management of payroll issues. She has conducted open market training seminars on payroll issues across the United States that have been attended by executives and professionals from some of the most prestigious firms in business today.

Ms. Lambert has lectured extensively on payroll administration and compliance issues for clients that have included Automatic Data Processing, CCH Incorporated, Ceridian Employer Services, and The Employer Group. Ms. Lambert has also served as a consultant and in-house trainer for businesses such as Sun Microsystems, Paychex, Fox Studios, Disney, County of Riverside, and City of Hesperia.

Ms. Lambert is an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University in Southern California. She is the creator of and the instructor for the Practical Payroll Online program offered through the School of Extended Education. Ms. Lambert currently produces and presents audio seminars and webcasts for clients and business groups throughout the country.

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The Payroll Advisor

The Payroll Advisor™ was developed to be your source for payroll training at all levels within the payroll field as well as for anyone who relies on complete, accurate and timely information regarding all aspects of the payroll function.
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We also offer our high-quality webinars to outside vendors to offer to their clients through their own brand. Ms. Lambert is the speaker for each of these information-packed webinars. Our clients include Ascentis, Audio Solutions, Avant Resources, Business 21 Publications/Rapid Learning Institute, Center for Competitive Management, Compliance Online, Online Compliance Panel, Peoplestrategy, Thompson Interactive and Train HR.
Extended Education:  We concentrate on two methods to provide the finest quality payroll training under the Extended Education Departments of colleges and universities across the country. First, the Payroll Practice and Management Online Program is available in over one thousand colleges and universities across the United States and worldwide through Ed2Go/Cengage Learning/Gatlin Education.  Ms. Lambert is the content editor for this outstanding program as well as its current facilitator.
Second, Ms. Lambert is the content developer as well as the instructor for the Practical Payroll Online program offered at Brandman University. As an adjunct faculty member, Ms. Lambert teaches both the spring and fall semesters programs.


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Ratings and Review


19 Ratings



Very Good









Arkadiy Kleyner, EA, BO

Nov 26th, 2021

The webinar covered basic principles of multistate payroll taxes and a wide specter of payroll related issues at state and local levels. Very useful for those whose work is related to payroll and corresponding tax calculations.


Francine Rendon, PHR

Mar 4th, 2022

While there was a ton of information that got covered, Ms. Lambert took the time to address the issues and point out the areas that we need to look out for. Very helpful!


Catherine, CPA (US)

May 26th, 2022

Great program!


Michael Moore, EA

Mar 1st, 2022


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