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CTEC IRS NASBA

Employment Tax Update

Course Description

This course will cover the resulting impact in depth by providing expert insight into recent court cases and IRS rulings that affect employment taxes and fringe benefits. It provides vital information for tax practitioners who are involved in employment tax planning and preparation.

Topics Covered:

  • Myths of W-2 and 1099 reporting
  • Changes to tax thresholds for social security and retirement plan contributions
  • Foreign Earned Income Exclusion - Changes and explanation
  • Disputing 1099 penalties and IRS employee determinations
  • Self Employment Taxes - Contesting the assertion in 2015 - Groetzinger Case
  • IRS voluntary classification settlement program
  • Problems with third party payroll agents
  • Accounting firm liability for client's payroll taxes
  • Severance pay — Supreme Court case
  • IRS following up on employee determinations
  • Recent Employment tax Cases
  • IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights - Impact on employment taxes for 2016
  • Solving your own employment tax problems by mastering the Internal Revenue Manual
  • Court Cases and Rulings

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe key changes, factors, and thresholds affecting the filing of employment tax returns and the Form 1099 series of information documents
  • Discuss recent court cases concerning employment tax
  • Determine the employment status of various types of workers

Delivery Method: Self Study
Field of Study: Other Federal Tax
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
Expiration: In accordance with NASBA standards, access to this course will terminate one year from the date of purchase. Incomplete courses will no longer be accessible beyond the one year deadline.

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