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2017 Payroll Tax Update: Understanding New Changes To W-2s, Taxable Wage Limits, Benefit Maximums, Overtime, ACA Forms, And More

SKU:WC-1023497
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
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Description:

How can you be sure you’re compliant with IRS, Affordable Care Act (ACA), and other regulations? Right now, ensuring payroll tax requirements are met for 2017 is a top priority for HR and compensation professionals. And there’s a ton to keep track of:

  • Under the ACA, employers’ payroll systems need to be equipped to handle employee-share withholdings and to record payments on an information return.
  • As paid sick leave mandates continue to take the nation by storm, organizations must ensure that their payroll systems are equipped to track hours (even for salaried workers) and accrue appropriate minimum sick leave.
  • The timely and accurate reporting of payroll tax returns is critical. Failure to file
  • W-2s and to give them to workers can result in per-item penalties from $30 to $100. Additionally, continued failure to file 1099s and 1096s can result in total penalties of between $250,000 and $1.5 million!
  • You need to be able to accurately factor bonuses, holiday gifts, and other compensation factor into annualized payroll taxes—or face steep IRS penalties.
  • The accurate calculation of nondiscretionary bonuses to properly account for overtime pay is crucial—and frequently overlooked. Getting it wrong can result in costly audits for overtime compliance as well as payroll tax compliance.
Don’t get caught unprepared. Join us to learn how to make sure all your 2017 payroll tax administration practices and forms comply with current requirements.

Learning Objectives:
  • The impact of tax rate changes
  • What “affordable” means under the ACA and what’s considered adequate coverage—these affect payroll, as how much you can charge your workers is limited.
  • Unemployment insurance rates, federal and state, income tax withholding rates, and many other withholding rates, which change each year, and sometimes more than once
  • Where to get quick information on state SUTA and SIT rates, as well as other rules in the states where you operate
  • How to communicate with your employees about payroll changes
  • How the new DOL requirements affect your workers, and your budget
  • How much SIT or FIT withholdings are rising
  • How bonuses are taxed
About Your Presenter:

Mark Schwartz
Employment Tax Specialist
MS Payroll

Mark Schwartz is an employment tax specialist with more than 10 years of employment tax experience as an independent consultant and as a payroll tax auditor with the State of California. He has managed an audit caseload of 20 ongoing audits, from small home-based businesses to large multi-national corporations. He is expert at defining regulatory and statutory requirements from local, state and federal government agencies; and helping the average businessperson understand what those requirements mean to their business. He has processed weekly and bi-weekly payroll checks plus tax forms for businesses with hourly as well as exempt workers, multistate operations, and a wide variety of benefits.

Mr. Schwartz provides consulting services encompassing payroll processing and payroll tax issues. These include payroll tax minimization, payroll tax compliance reviews, independent contractor studies, use of electronic transfers, deductions, benefits, etc. He has represented both clients and the State in front of the State Appeals Board. He understands the complexities of local wage laws, unemployment and disability claims, and other wage and benefit issues affecting your employees.

Cannot Attend The Live Presentation?

This presentation is also available in a recorded format, in On-Demand version, as shown in the pricing options below.

About Webcasts / Audio Conferences / Podcasts:

Webcasts, audio conferences, and podcasts are presentations that you attend via the Internet, phone, or mobile device at a specified date and time for "live" versions, or at your convenience for "recorded" and "On-Demand" versions.

The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you prior to the event via email from the presenter and from the "MyAccount" link on the menu bar. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

Licenses / Designations / Educational Credits:PHR/SPHR Re-Certification
All US States: 1.5
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Keywords For This Course:

Internal Revenue Service, W-2, payroll reporting compliance, IRS, 1099 Forms, 1096 Forms, FICA, FUTA, SUTA, Federal Income Tax, State Income Tax, compensation

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