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Payroll Tax Headaches

Payroll Tax Headaches

1 Credit


Subject Area


Webinar Qualifies For

1 CPE credit of Taxes for all CPAs

1 CE credit of Federal Tax for Enrolled Agents ( IRS Approved : GEHNZ ) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00487-21-S)

1 CE credit of Federal Tax Subjects for California Tax Professionals (CTEC Approved - 6273) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0487)

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

1 CPE credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)

1 PDC credit for SHRM Certified Professionals (Approval No. 21-FYRFA)

1 RCH credit for HRCI Certified Professionals (Approval No. 559160)

1 CE credit of Federal Tax for Oregon Tax Preparers (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00487-21-S)

1 CE credit of Federal Tax for Maryland Tax Preparers (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00487-21-S)

1 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

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The topic is also scheduled as live webinar on the following dates

Oct 22, 2021 | 02:00 PM EDT Register


  • How an Organization gets a Payroll Tax Liability
    2 mins
  • Ways you get into a Payroll Tax Liability
    8 mins
  • Improperly classifying employees as contractors
    15 mins
  • Check liability before new year for frequency issues
    28 mins
  • What taxes does it apply to
    38 mins

Course Description

Payroll Taxes are one thing that all businesses have in common.  Dealing with Payroll Tax Headaches can be overwhelming and frustrating for any business. Failure to properly file and report payroll taxes can result in huge fines and penalties for a business and may result in legal action. 

This CPE webinar will give you guidance on precautions to take to keep from getting into a Payroll Tax Liability. It will provide tips on how to respond to notices and make claims for appeals to resolve tax liabilities. It will also cover details of IRC Section 6672, and Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

The material covered in the online webinar will give you the tools necessary to help your business remain in compliance and avoid Payroll Tax Headaches.

Key topics covered in the webinar regarding Payroll taxes are as follows:

I. How an Organization gets into a Payroll Tax Liability

  1. Not paying taxes timely or according to federal or state guidelines
  2. Not researching regulations of where work is being performed to withhold proper taxes
  3. Paying taxes on the wrong frequency
  4. Improperly classifying employees as contractors
  5. Not withholding/over withholding on foreign employees

II. Precautions to take

  1. Research when going into a new location
  2. Audit tax withholdings
  3. Check liability before the New Year for frequency issues
  4. AP Audits against employee records
  5. I-9 Audits, watch for red flags on employee documents
  6. When you realize a mistake was made file an amendment

III. Types of Consequences

  1. Fines/Penalties
  2. Levies
  3. Trust Fund Recovery Actions

IV. IRC Section 6672-Trust Fund Recovery Penalties

  1. What is IRC Section 6672
  2. What taxes does it apply to
  3. Types of Appeals/Claims
  4. Requests for Abatement/Refunds
  5. What parties can be held responsible

V. What to do when you receive a Notice

  1. Respond to Notice as soon as possible
  2. Write detailed letter of explanation
  3. Send documentation to back up claim
  4. Ask for waiver of penalties and interest

VI. Helpful Websites, Publications and Ways to get Help

  1. IRS.gov, Publication 15
  2. State Websites and Employer Guides
  3. Local Government Websites
  4. Google/Search engines
  5. Taxpayer Advocate Service

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Learning Objectives

  • To identify what IRC Section 6672 is and how to keep in compliance to avoid it.
  • To identify ways to avoid a payroll tax liability.
  • To explore how to respond to tax notices.
  • To explore valuable resources to keep in compliance.

Who Should Attend?

  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • Certified Payroll Manager
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • 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
  • Young CPA