Payroll Tax And Reporting Obligations for Nonstandard Wage Payments
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Employers routinely make payments to employees and independent contractors outside their regular payroll system, including bonuses, severance pay and damages. Many employers are unaware of their obligations with respect to these payments, including the special rules (some beneficial and some not) that might apply.
This webinar helps tax and payroll specialists and others with an interest in this issue to understand employers' obligations and design systems and procedures to help ensure compliance.
Overview of Employers' Payroll Tax and Reporting Obligations
- Withholding Requirements
- Deposit Requirements
- Employment Tax Return Requirement
- Information Reporting Requirements/ul>Special Rules for Supplemental Wage Payments
Special Rules for Damage Awards and Settlement Payments
- Definition of Supplemental Wage Payments
- Optional and Mandatory Rules Applicable to Supplemental Wage Payments
Other Nonstandard Wage Payments
- When Damage Awards and Settlement Payments Are Income
- When Damage Awards and Settlement Payments Are Wages
- Special Rules Applicable to Interest and Attorney Fee Payments
Issues Raised by Payments to Independent Contractors
- Severance Pay
- Other Pre-and Post-Employment Payments
- Contract Buy-Outs
- When Payments to Independent Contractors Are Subject to Reporting Requirements
- When Payments to Independent Contractors Are Subject to Withholding Requirements
Kurt L.P. Lawson Esq.
Edward James Leyden Esq.
- Partner with the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP, in Washington, D.C.
- Primarily represents employers on all aspects of employment taxes and pension, health, fringe and other benefits
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C. since 2007
- Ranked in Chambers since 2010
- Member of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
- Writer and speaker on tax and employee benefits matters and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown Law Center
- ABA Tax Section council director and former chair of the Employee Benefits Committee
- Graduate, Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law
- Owner of Leyden Law LLC in Bowie, Maryland
- Counsels companies on taxation and employment issues
- Has advised a diverse group of clients, including technology companies, health care enterprises, National Football League players, the online gaming community, and the commissioner of Major League Baseball
- Past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, Committee on Employment Taxes, and has been elected as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation
- Law degrees, University of Baltimore and the Georgetown University Law Center; undergraduate degree in commerce and engineering, Drexel University
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