Payroll Compliance for Remote Employees
Friday, September 16, 2022 | 1:00 PM ET
Having employees working from different states will likely trigger unintended payroll liabilities.
Remote work, which we thought was a temporary fix during the pandemic, is now cemented in most workplace cultures. But for payroll professionals, the remote and hybrid trend has created a host of new complexities and compliance risks.
Warning: During the pandemic, many states relaxed their withholding rules to accommodate employers. Now that benevolence has ended. States are again aggressively enforcing withholding rules for remote workers. The impact: Having employees working from different states will likely trigger unintended payroll liabilities in states near and far from your corporate offices.
Even if employees work only one or two days a week from home in different states, the odds are you’ll be liable to withhold and pay taxes in those states. And one tax liability usually leads to a host of others. Depending on state rules, you could also be on the hook for corporate, excise, and unemployment taxes. State minimum wage and wage payment laws present another surprise liability.
Don’t get caught unprepared and out of compliance. States, like the IRS, are unforgiving.
In this new webinar training, learn the ins and outs of labor and tax laws when dealing with remote workers. Discover how to track remote employees’ time, comply with new payroll laws, and avoid penalties for failing to pay employees properly. Learn what you need to know to avoid surprises and fines later.
Agenda for Revise Your Job Descriptions
- Get in total compliance for remote payroll. Learn the 10 factors that determine if you owe taxes for remote workers in their home state.
- Use nexus, domicile, and residency to your company’s advantage. Those key concepts could get your organization off the hook for personal and corporate income taxes in some states.
- Learn the best strategies for tracking remote employees’ work time. If remote employees are nonexempt, you need a sure-fire way to track their time.
- Discover the best way to pay. While electronic pay options (like direct deposit) are optimal for employees who aren’t in the office, state laws can throw up a huge hurdle.
- Find out if you are liable for unemployment coverage. State unemployment taxes can be tricky. Learn the four tests to see if you must pay up.
- Learn the advantages and pitfalls of reciprocity and “courtesy withholding.” In some states you can withhold income taxes for employees’ states of residence. But it could also open your company to a full array of state taxes.
- Avoid the complications with hybrid arrangements. Which state’s laws apply when? Employees who work under hybrid arrangements present twice the compliance headaches.
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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 Payroll Legal Alert, the Research Institute of America’s Payroll Guide, the American Payroll Association’s Basic Guide to Payroll and the Payroll Manager’s Letter.
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