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Employment taxes are often overlooked as an area where more planning may be effective. Payroll taxes have become an increasing burden for the average business and IRS penalties for noncompliance have risen dramatically in recent years. As a result, they have also been subject to employer incentives. The Service has announced that uncovering noncompliance by employers ranks high on its audit list. This course presents an overview of employee versus independent contractor criteria, the federal payroll taxes form, Form 1099, and related compliance issues.

Objectives

  • Distinguish an employee from an independent contractor and understand the relief available to employees who misclassify
  • Understand the withholding requirements for FICA and federal income taxes for Forms W-2 and 1099, including back-up withholding
  • Examine employer requirements regarding Form W-4
  • Understand the gig economy and the payroll tax responsibilities associated with it

Highlights

  • Coverage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
  • Statutory employees, independent contractors, and possible changes to §530 relief
  • Using SS-8
  • Payroll Tax Penalties -- Who is a responsible person?
  • Forms W-2, 1099, 1099-NEC, SS-8, W-4, 941, and Form 940 reporting/deposit requirements and due dates
  • Understanding payroll tax responsibilities in the gig economy

Who Will Benefit

CPAs in public accounting and industry with responsibility for payroll tax compliance

Credits

Category Amount
Tax 4.00

Leaders

  • William Taylor

    William (Bill) F. Taylor is president of Benefit Solutions, Ltd., a benefit consulting firm, and a CPA in private practice. Since retiring as Community Bank President of Renasant Bank in Water Valley, MS, he has served as an adjunct assistant professor in the MBA program at the University of Mississippi. Bill has worked in the employee benefit and investment fields for over 20 years, beginning his career as the Employee Benefits Coordinator in the Jackson, MS, office of KPMG Peat Marwick and managing his own firm since 1999. A nationally known consultant and speaker, Bill has conducted seminars for the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, more than 40 state CPA and Bar associations, and other organizations. He was the recipient of the James L. McCoy Excellence in Education award for 2015 and awarded the Outstanding Discussion Leader award for 2014 and 2016. Bill is the author of Taxation of Employee Benefits Volume I and Volume II, and his articles have appeared in numerous publications.

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