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How To Tax International Payroll

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Webinar: ID# 1037041
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About This Course:
There are several different types of Visas that organizations use to have non-US based workers perform services in the United States.

The employment tax treatment for payroll for these works is driven by the type of Visa, and as the Payroll Professional, you are expected to be aware of the proper payroll processes and tax policies for each type of Visa, how to pay employees correctly in/from foreign jurisdictions, how to run a shadow payroll in the United States, as well as how to work with a third party provider that may be performing the tax equalization for these workers.

Sounds daunting, but don't worry, this training session will help!What You'll Learn:This program will give you all the definitions and explanations of this complicated process called "International Payroll", as well as help you understand the documents that should be kept for your international assignments to taxation and accounting for international employees. Other key learning objectives include:

  • Define the payroll meaning of Inpatriates and Expatriates
  • Concepts on how to handle different employer tax policies for international assignments, including:

    • Tax Equalization
    • Tax Protection
  • Best Practices for administering a Tax Equalization Program
  • Accounting for Tax Equalization
  • Overview of Non-Resident work Visas - and to handle them
  • Understand Student Visas and how they impact how you pay your employees
  • What documentation employers should have and keep for all international assignments
  • Explanation of Tax Treaty and Totalization agreements
  • Review of the foreign earned income and housing exclusions
  • Details of the IRS Bona Fide Residence test and the Physical Presence test and its impacts on tax calculations
  • Detailed discussion on why it is critical for HR and payroll to work together on all international assignments

Top FAQs

In addition to ensuring that employees are paid correctly and on time, "Payroll" has numerous time and reporting requirements. The primary payroll areas include paychecks, reporting, operations, and management.
Payroll Administrators must be able to:
  • Properly "classify" workers
  • Apply the various exemptions
  • Calculate gross pay and properly make deductions
  • Correctly identify, pay, and withhold taxes for employees
  • Administer deferred compensation, cafeteria plan, sick pay, and other compensation
  • Handle stock options, expense reimbursements, relocation, and other "expenses"
  • Follow the proper policies, procedures, and documentation requirements for garnishments and levies
  • Properly complete and file all required reporting requirements
  • Correctly complete year-end requirements and establish year-beginning requirements
  • Implement and maintain fraud, audit, disaster recovery, and record retention processes and procedures
Payroll is much more than just handing out paychecks, and includes a variety of responsibilities such as handling garnishments, travel pay, multi-state taxation, unclaimed paychecks, and much more in a timely and accurate fashion.
While many payroll-related regulations are federally-governed, there also are many state requirements, including those for handling garnishment, final paychecks, and unclaimed paychecks. Each state's requirements differ in the details, so be sure to check your state's requirements by clicking the applicable link(s) at the bottom of this page.
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