2018 IRS Employment Tax Rules: Filing, Withholding & Payment Requirements


October 24, 2018


Tanya Baber

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 120 Minutes


With the IRS more focused on closing the tax gap and collecting unpaid employment taxes, it’s critical now for employers to understand the complicated process of withholding, filing and remitting employment taxes. Whether your client is self-employed or have multiple employees, they have to comply with applicable federal, state and local taxes.

According to the IRS, the list of employment taxes that relates to employees include: The federal income tax withheld from employees; Medicare and social security taxes known as FICA taxes; Federal unemployment taxes (FUTA); additional Medicare tax imposed on higher earning employees; and self-employment taxes paid by self-employed business owners.

At a pace and intensity unprecedented in recent history, the IRS is issuing new directives and pursuing many employers who fail to comply with employment tax rules. As a CPA or an Enrolled Agent, it’s important for you understand the constituents, filing, withholding and payment requirements for employment taxes so that you can shield your clients from penalties, hefty fines or even prison.

Join us for this comprehensive 2-hr long session to learn all the basics you need to learn about complying with Employment Tax rules. This webinar, presented by taxation experts, covers two sessions of 1-hr each and delves in detail into the payment and filing requirements for employers, compliance challenges that they may face, and teaches proven strategies to resolve IRS Employment Tax compliance issues.

Session-I (60 Minutes)

  • Introduction to employment taxes as defined by the IRS
  • New IRS directives and focus on collecting unpaid employment taxes
  • Filing, withholding and payment requirements for employers
  • IRS’ concerns and compliance issues with employment tax
  • IRS Form 941 and why it is at the heart of the IRS employment tax collection system

Session - II (60 Minutes)

  • IRS announcements and efforts geared towards resolving employment tax issues in 2018
  • What are the issues that employers face with unfiled or unpaid employment taxes
  • Strategies to help your client resolve their employment tax issues
  • Strategies for employers to avoid IRS assessments, audits and penalties
  • Filing the various forms:
    • Form 941
    • Form I-9
    • Form W-2
    • Form 940
    • Form W-4

Who Will Benefit:

  • Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
  • Enrolled Agents (EAs)
  • Payroll Professionals
  • Tax Professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Other Tax Prepares

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