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Best Practices: Payroll Tax Withholding and Related Matters

Tax CE Course on Payroll Tax

9 Credits


Subject Area


Webinar Qualifies For

9 CPE credit of Taxes for all CPAs

9 CE credit of Federal Tax for Enrolled Agents ( IRS Approved : GEHNZ ) (Approval No. GEHNZ-U-00738-21-S)

9 CE credit of Federal Tax Subjects for California Tax Professionals (CTEC Approved - 6273) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0689)

9 CE credit of Annual Filing Season program (AFSP)( IRS Approved : GEHNZ )

9 PDC credit for SHRM Certified Professionals (Approval No. 21-TRXFZ)

9 RCH credit for Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) (Approval No. 21CPE012)

9 RCH credit for Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) (Approval No. 21CPE012)

9 CE credit of Federal Tax for Oregon Tax Preparers (Approval No. GEHNZ-U-00738-21-S)

9 CE credit of Federal Tax for Maryland Tax Preparers (Approval No. GEHNZ-U-00738-21-S)

9 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

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  • Income Tax Withholding
    4 mins
  • Four Factors to determine which state
    24 mins
  • Where do I pay the local withholding
    61 mins
  • Are you an employer in NJ for SUI/TDI?
    107 mins
  • So What do we need for our HR Manager?
    138 mins
  • Tip Credit Against Minimum Wage
    164 mins
  • FUTA Taxable vs Reportable
    213 mins
  • Paid Sick and Family Leave Credit
    273 mins
  • Determining how to often to pay your federal withholding
    311 mins
  • Understanding SUTA Wage Bases
    348 mins
  • Federal Payroll tax form amendments
    384 mins

Course Description

Sometimes businesses can do business accords the world, but fail to understand various compliances. Some of the major aspects include payroll, payroll taxes, payroll withholding, and exemptions, amid the other COVID challenges. Modern-day compliance is a disciplinary task with heavy consequences. Therefore businesses are required to ensure that they follow all the essentials.

Employment taxes are often overlooked as an area where planning can prove to be effective. Payroll taxes have become an increasing burden for the average business, and IRS penalties for noncompliance have risen dramatically in recent years. There are numerous compliance issues when the employees cross state lines in the course of employment. Especially, when ‘work remote’ has been promoted to support practical business challenges, payroll and payroll have transformed into tricky management.  This online CPE/CE webinar covers key updates of 2020-21, forms W-2, W-4, and 941 with updates, COVID and other federal and state law changes that cover payroll, deduction, withholding, and other key considerations to provide you with a comprehensive view of payroll requirements. It also provides tips to manage multistate payroll.  

This Online CPE Taxes Webinar covers the following Major Topics: 

  • What factors determine which tax the employer must withhold?
  • The differences between residents and non-residents and how to properly report withholding.
  • 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.
  • Form 941 and Form W-2 
  • Changes to the Form 941 for 2020 and 2021.
  • COVID-19 updates
  • Sick and Family Leave wages.
  • Employee Retention Credit
  • Annual Taxation Updates
  • Deferred Comp
  • IRS Limits (Mileage, transportation, etc.)
  • Taxation of Fringe Benefits
  • Types of payroll taxes
  • Federal tax withholding calculations/payments
  • Reporting of Federal Taxes, withholding, and unemployment
  • Reporting of state and local taxes and payments
  • State unemployment taxes
  • W-2 and W-3 Corrections
  • Corrections on Current Forms
  • Corrections to Common Errors for Prior Year Forms
  • Federal Payroll Tax Form Amendments
  • Other Considerations

Whether you are new to processing payroll taxes or you are the Owner trying to understand more about what you are paying, you will want to attend and get a better understanding from this online CPE webinar.

This webinar is presented by Deborah cash, Vicki Lambert and Dayna Reum.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify what is Nexus, if your company has it.
  • To recognize when state law takes precedence over federal law, and explore the state minimum wage rates. 
  • To identify the states that have reciprocal agreements, explore how those agreements affect taxation, and 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 differentiate between a resident and a non-resident of a state and how that affects state income tax withholding, to discover how to determine state withholding liability, and 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, and to identify the four factors that are used to determine state unemployment insurance liability.
  • To summarize COVID-19 Legislative updates and how to manage them.
  • To review FUTA tax rate and tax deposition; examine how FUTA & SUTA interact and its importance; and summarize details of the FUTA Credit Reductions; and discuss how to reduce and maintain your SUI rates.
  • To discuss who and which earnings are subject to unemployment taxes, identify the status of the state unemployment system, how it will affect your job in the coming years; recognize for which state you are liable to pay unemployment taxes, and explore what is the SIDES program and its impact.
  • To understand where we are in current legislation, explore the possible impacts of tax reform, and Update on where legislation is with Tax reform and what the IRS is saying.
  • To discuss Form 940 changes and common errors made; annual updates you need to be aware of, and Form updates and how to handle them for 2020 & 2021.
  • To explore what taxes must be withheld from employees, and develop an understanding of employer taxes and your responsibilities.
  • To identify factors to watch for when liabilities increase, and explore how to adjust payments to avoid fines and penalties for increased liabilities.
  • To recognize reports to file along with payroll, and when & where to file them.
  • To determine when an amendment needs to be filed, explore which fields to complete for the amendments, identify what other amendment forms need to be filed, and review documentation to properly file your amendments.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Professionals
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA