Webcast: Complete Guide to Payroll Taxes and 1099 Issues (XSCGPT17)
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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. 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 a comprehensive overview of federal payroll taxes, Form 1099, and related compliance issues.

10/30/2017
When: 10/30/2017
8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Where: Webcast
SURGENT
CGPT-2017-01-WEBNR-303-01
United States
Presenter: Debbie Phillips, M.S.T., CPA


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Acronym XSCGPT17
CPE 8 hours
Vendor Surgent
Category
Taxation
Level Basic
Prerequisite None
Adv Prep None
Yellow Book? No
Designed for CPAs in public accounting and industry with responsibility for payroll tax compliance
Registration
Member $219
CPA Non-Member $319

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Course Description

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. 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 a comprehensive overview of federal payroll taxes, Form 1099, and related compliance issues.

Objectives

  • Distinguish an employee from an independent contractor and understand the relief available to employees who misclassify
  • Understand how to complete Forms W-2, 1099-MISC, 1099-R, and SS-8
  • Comply with the quarterly and annual reporting for employment tax deposits

Topics

  • Payroll tax requirements for wages, including wages subject to the new .9 percent tax, employee benefits and reimbursements, nonqualified deferred compensation, stock options, and tips
  • Fringe benefits issues, such as health insurance, life insurance, cafeteria plan benefits, accountable and non-accountable plans, standard mileage rates, and per diem rates
  • Special issues -- Using a common paymaster, how to file W-2s after a takeover, merger, or acquisition, and state and local tax withholding
  • Statutory employees, independent contractors, and possible changes to §530 relief
  • Penalties -- Who is a responsible person?
  • Moving expenses and gross-up calculations
  • Form 941 issues and problems, such as disability benefits, tip income, and deceased employees
  • Pension issues and payroll taxes including SIMPLE plans, and §401(k) and pension distributions
  • The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
  • Forms I-9, W-9, W-2, 1099, SS-8, and Form 940