This webinar will offer participants an understanding of the payroll tax and compliance implications of conducting business within a state. The issue of nexus and its implications for a business will be covered including when an employer is liable for the collection and payment of income tax and state unemployment tax.
Discussion will include general requirements regarding state withholding, collection and payment of tax, reporting requirements, special rules regarding fringe benefits and supplemental pay, and the effect of reciprocal agreements.
Creation of nexus in a new state or local tax jurisdiction creates tax and compliance issues for a business such as liability of business income, franchise, property, sale taxes, employment taxes, and apportionment, and reporting compliance issues. Employers can inadvertently create nexus when employees work within a taxing jurisdiction. Failure to properly withhold or pay taxes to the appropriate jurisdiction can lead to fines and penalties as well as employer liability and possible personal liability of employer officers and managers for under withheld employee taxes.
Correcting errors after the fact can be an expensive and time consuming process. Employers must exercise due diligence in obtaining and documenting the information used to compute employee withholding in order to avoid penalties for withholding or reporting errors or missing information. This webinar will provide you with information on required documentation and ways to avoid problems and penalties.
Patrick Haggerty is a tax practitioner, author, and educator. His work experience includes non-profit organization management banking, manufacturing accounting, and tax practice. He began teaching accounting at the college level in 1988. He is licensed as an Enrolled Agent by the U. S. Treasury to represent taxpayers at all administrative levels of the IRS and is a Certified Management Accountant. He has written numerous articles and a monthly question and answer column for payroll publications. In addition, he regularly develops and presents webinars and presentations on a variety of topics including Payroll tax issues, FLSA compliance, information returns, and accounting.