Legal Compliance for 2018
The IRS doesn't collect employees' taxes – you do. And that's not going to change, regardless of any tax reform law.
In fact, employers collect 78% of all federal revenue through withholding (see chart) – more than $2.6 trillion a year. You're also the nation's child support collector-in-chief. And don't forget employees' 401(k) contributions … they're withheld, too.
With such huge dollars at stake, you MUST get withholding right – every time. The IRS is especially on the lookout this year. In fact, the IRS' Criminal Division last year increased its criminal investigations of payroll cases by a whopping 34%! Why: Because that's where the easy money is. So, you can't afford to make a mistake … even an innocent one.
On Monday, December 4, discover the secrets of withholding employees' taxes, child support, retirement contributions and more. Join payroll expert Alice Gilman, Esq., the editor of Payroll Legal Alert, for our important webinar, Payroll Withholding: Legal Compliance for 2018.
Important: This webinar is especially timely because the IRS is in the middle of intensive line-by-line payroll audits to ensure that your withholding procedures are 100% correct. And it's not just the IRS. The U.S. Department of Labor has been on the prowl lately for employers that slip up on the confusing retirement and health benefit contribution rules. Even worse, the tax reform plan being debated now would only complicate your withholding.
Use this webinar as a checklist to make sure your withholding practices are in total compliance. You will learn answers to questions like:
Are all those W-4s still valid? To prevent IRS scrutiny and penalties, learn the three circumstances that require employees to absolutely file new W-4s. Plus, discover the five situations in which you should immediately reject a W-4, and what to do when the IRS sends you a letter voiding an employee's W-4.
Are your withholding processes correct? Computer programs and outside vendors are only as good as the data you've supplied. Best practice: Figure your own withholding at least once a year. We'll decipher the IRS' step-by-step instructions that will allow you do just that. Alert: Want to sue your payroll software company if they make a mistake? A federal court recently said "No." We'll discuss this critical case and the two simple steps to avoid a similar calamity.
How do we handle supplemental pay? You'll also be able to spot the 12 different types of supplemental pay (including noncash payments) and to apply the seven key rules for withholding on supplemental pay – even signing bonuses paid to employees who have yet to work one day.
How do we handle garnishment orders? From child-support withholding to tax levies, learn the five types of garnishment orders and how to administer them. What if an employee is subject to more than one garnishment? Discover the priority rules and how federal and state law fit together (and what to do when they conflict).
We use independent contractors, so no withholding, right? That's correct … most of the time. Discover the four types of business organizations that can land you in the IRS' backup withholding program – and the three crucial steps to avoid personal liability for failing to withhold.
Plus, get answers to your own personal withholding questions from Alice, a true payroll expert!
If your withholding process is on "autopilot," you're likely just repeating the same mistakes every two weeks. And even if you farm out payroll to a third party, the IRS will always hold YOU responsible for any mistakes.
Spend 75 minutes now to do a thorough check-up of your withholding compliance. You could save yourself thousands of dollars in taxes and penalties – and a career black eye.
Join Alice and your HR peers on December 4 for this important and timely webinar!
Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
Business Management Daily
P.S. Registration Bonuses. Just for attending this webinar, you'll receive a downloadable copy of Employee Expense Reimbursements, our Special Report that helps you minimize taxes while compensating employees correctly. Plus, you'll receive our 2018 Payroll Checklist, a handy 14-page, step-by-step compliance guide that notifies you of all the deadlines required for every pay period, month and calendar quarter of 2018.
P.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also get a full month of access to PayrollLegalAlert.com – our exclusive, members-only website. Our helpful articles, forms, tables and charts will help you improve every aspect of your payroll operation – and your website also includes the comprehensive Payroll Compliance Handbook. So that you continue to benefit from PayrollLegalAlert.com, we'll continue your access automatically for just $89 per quarter, until you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.
P.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Payroll Withholding: Legal Compliance and Best Practices for 2018 fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – every penny you paid – but your bonus reports and website access will be yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.
CD Recording & Download: $197
Webinar, CD Recording & Download: $297
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.
About Your Speaker:
Alice Gilman, Esq., is an expert in payroll and tax compliance who has covered payroll issues for more than 26 years. She's written and edited several leading payroll publications, including Business Management Daily's Payroll Legal Alert, the Research Institute of America's Payroll Guide, Prentice Hall's American Payroll Association's Basic Guide to Payroll and the Payroll Manager's Letter. She's also the editor of Business Management Daily's Payroll Compliance Handbook and The Complete FLSA Compliance Kit.
The legal and financial risks of mishandling employee reimbursements have spiked in recent years. Get the guidance you need to minimize taxes while compensating employees correctly with this executive summary, Employee Expense Reimbursements: Best Practices to Pay Employees and Avoid Conflicts With the IRS.
Attendees will also receive a copy of our 2018 Payroll Checklist. This 14-page, step-by-step compliance guide will notify you of each deadline and action item required for every pay period, month and calendar quarter of 2018. The handy checklist will walk you through an entire year of payroll compliance.
Extra Added Bonus:
You'll also get a full month of access to PayrollLegalAlert.com – our exclusive, members-only website. Our helpful articles, forms, tables and charts will help you improve every aspect of your payroll operation – and your website also includes the comprehensive Payroll Compliance Handbook. So that you continue to benefit from PayrollLegalAlert.com, we'll continue your access automatically for just $89 per quarter, until you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.
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