Covid-19 has made the situation a concern for many employers that previously didn’t have to worry.
Specifically, many employers are now having employees work from home. Employee homes are often not in the same state as the office in which they worked. Currently, our governments in many states are not allowing businesses to reopen under "normal" circumstances.
The result of all this is that many employers are choosing to make the temporary decision of "work from home" permanent. Most states agreed to suspend the normal rules on multistate employment to accommodate Covid-19 arrangements. The minute you decide to make work from home permanent invalidates the suspension.
Federal Rules are one thing. They set a minimum standard for states to follow regarding SIT withholding and Local Taxes. However, most states have developed their own rules and regulations. These can be confusing and often contradicting.
In this extended webinar, learn not only the federal guidelines, but the 50 state specific rules about business nexus, residency, mobile workforce, income tax and local tax rules.
So join Mark Schwartz in this important webinar. You will be fully versed on the requirements for workers in other states. His unique experience in handling employer requirements in all 50 states gives him the edge for training in this area.
Why should you Attend
Employers should ask themselves:
- Do I have workers who live in one state and work in another?
- Do I have workers (such as a sales force) that travel routinely to fulfill their job duties?
- Do I fully understand where a worker will be approved for unemployment insurance, and what will happen if I haven’t paid UI tax in that state?
- Do I know if an employee’s home state requires state income tax withholding. If so, are there minimum earnings or time requirements?
- Do I know all of the State and Local taxes that differ from the state(s) I operate in?
- Can I effectively advise workers on their requirements for filing for employee benefits, or for filing their personal income taxes?
- Do we, as an organization, know all of the possible payroll and HR differences that occur among different states?
Areas Covered in the Session
- What are the normal (pre-Covid-19) rules on multistate workers
- How has Covid-19 changed these rules for most employers
- What is the 4 part test for paying UI tax to states
- How do I determine which states I withhold SIT for
- How do I manage a workforce who travels in multiple states
- Which states have reciprocal agreements
- Which states have a state income tax
- Which states have local employment taxes
- Which states have what requirements that create a business nexus for payroll, sales tax, income tax, etc
- When do you have to register as an employer in which states
- Is my payroll system up to date to fulfill all requirements
- What other HR issues should I be concerned about
Who Will Benefit
- Payroll and HR managers
- Compensation and hiring staff
- Finance and Operational managers
- Executive Staff
Mark Schwartz is an employment tax specialist and has over 15 years of employment tax experience as an independent consultant and as a payroll tax auditor with the State of California. He has managed an audit caseload of 20 ongoing audits, from small home-based businesses to large multi-national corporations. He is expert at defining regulatory and statutory requirements from local, State and Federal government agencies; and helping the average businessperson understand what that means to their business. He has processed weekly and bi-weekly payroll checks plus tax forms for businesses with hourly as well as exempt workers, multistate operations and a wide variety of benefits.
Mr.Schwartz provides consulting services encompassing payroll processing and payroll tax issues. These include payroll tax minimization, payroll tax compliance reviews, independent contractor studies, use of electronic transfers, deductions, benefits, etc. Mark has represented both clients and the State in front of the State Appeals Board. He understands the complexities of local wage laws, unemployment and disability claims, and other wage and benefit issues affecting your employees.
Mark prides himself on his outstanding customer service skills. He listens attentively to his clientele, helping them bridge the gap between the small business world and Government bureaucracy. He eagerly assists with clients needs and feels that educating clients toward faster, accurate and more complete payroll processes provide the most value.
Mark is a participating member of the American Payroll Association. He earned his BA and MBA in Finance at Santa Clara University. He has held Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Investment and Derivatives Auditor Credentials. Mark is currently pursuing a Certified Payroll Fundamentals Credential with the American Payroll Association.