Best Practices for Payroll Taxes and 1099 Issues

This webcast provides you with practical pointers for managing the payroll tax and reporting function. Learn how to avoid the frequent penalties in payroll tax reporting and stay up-to-date with the latest information. The webcast shows how to handle reporting and withholding requirements for employee fringe benefits. We will explore the often-confusing rules for Form 1099-MISC, and you will even examine when and how much to report. Make sure you or your clients are in compliance and not subject to IRS penalties!


When you complete this webcast, you will be able to:

 Recognize how to prepare timely and accurate wage and tax reports.

 Identify how to make timely and accurate payroll tax deposits and payments.

 Classify employees and independent contractors for payroll tax purposes.

 Identify how to address payroll tax issues involving fringe benefits and their valuation.

 Identify and properly withhold for statutory employees and statutory non-employees.

 Recognize how to comply with information reporting including the various 1099 Forms and Form W-2.

 Identify how to properly report required information for new hires and obtain required information on work eligibility and identity.

 Recognize how to properly report back employee wages and back-up reporting of independent contractors.

 Determine taxable vs. tax-free compensation.


Topics discussed

 Update on new changes made to payroll tax legislation for the current year including changes in health care laws

 Review of various websites, forms, publications and other payroll and benefit tax resources

 Properly reporting payroll withholding for various types of compensation

 Understanding the 20 Factor Test for employee classification

 Section 530 relief for employers with worker classification issues

 Reporting requirements on a quarterly and annual basis

 Understanding New Hire Reporting and latest changes in I-9 Reporting to verify employee identity and work eligibility

 Forms W-2 and W-3 Issues

 How to properly classify employee benefit tax liabilities

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American Institute of CPAs


Working knowledge of payroll tax issues or payroll type functions

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