Payroll Update 2020:
New Tax Code, New Laws and Required Changes

Payroll Update

The tax code has undergone a profound change, which the IRS is still grappling with. Every week it's churning out guidance that impacts your payroll operations, like the newly-revised W-4 and withholding methods for 2020. Smart moves in the coming months will help you avoid big trouble (and big fines) down the road.

On Tuesday, February 4, join our timely webinar, Payroll Update 2020: New Tax Code, New Laws and Required Changes, to find out what you must do (and NOT do) this year to stay in compliance with federal and state payroll laws, including the big payroll changes required by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

What's new? A lot. IRS revenue agents are fanning out around the country in a new, intensive effort to "encourage" compliance with the payroll tax laws … There's confusion over whether you can truncate employees' Social Security numbers on their W-2s – the IRS now allows it, but states may not accept these W-2s! … And the IRS is ramping up e-filing by an unprecedented degree and introducing a new form to report payments to independent contractors. All of this is beginning in 2020!

And it's not just tax-law changes. The DOL is pushing a trio of regulatory changes that will impact your employee classifications, the regular-rate overtime calculation and your liability as a joint employer.

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Your trainer for the event will be payroll expert Alice Gilman, Esq., editor of Payroll Legal Alert and Payroll Compliance Handbook. This timely webinar will teach you:

  • How your payroll administration must change under the new tax laws.
  • Whether you qualify for the new paid family leave tax credit, and how that credit is calculated. Good news: Employees located in states that mandate paid leave aren't left out in the cold.
  • How the DOL's final and proposed regulations will affect your bottom line.
  • The new criteria for deducting employees' meal expenses.
  • Which fringe benefits you can still offer tax-free.
  • Important compliance tips for 2020 on emerging state and federal payroll issues.
  • How to correctly determine the cost of employer-provided parking that's now disallowed on your corporate return.
  • The 12 essential questions you must ask any vendor who's trying to sell you on on-demand pay.
  • Key lessons from recent court decisions on payroll issues. (The IRS almost never loses a case!) Learn the 8 simple ways you can stay out of legal payroll trouble.
  • How to cope with the IRS's Payroll National Research Project – those intensive line-by-line payroll audits that have already hit 6,000 employers. Learn what the IRS is hunting for.
  • The IRS's audit protocols for all payroll audits and the 7 stress-reducing do's and don'ts to survive any audit.
  • Why you need to pay more attention to state payroll laws, like wage theft laws and paid sick leave laws.
  • And much, much more…
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Bonus: Everyone who signs up will receive a complimentary copy of our 2020 Payroll Checklist, a 15-page, step-by-step compliance guide to each pay period, month and calendar quarter of the year. There's also an extra bonus (read on for details …).

This 75-minute training session gives you practical, easy-to-understand solutions to the complex payroll issues you'll face throughout the year. Plus, you'll get answers to your specific questions during our interactive Q&A session with Alice.

Payroll mistakes can be costly… in terms of dollars and upper management's belief in the payroll department. Never again wonder "Am I doing it right?" Learn how to comply with confidence and avoid the IRS's heat.



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
Payroll Legal Alert

book coverP.S. Registration Bonus. Everyone who signs up will receive a copy of our 2020 Payroll Checklist. This 15-page, step-by-step compliance guide will notify you about every deadline and action item required for every pay period, month and calendar quarter of 2020. The checklist will walk you through an entire year of payroll compliance.

Payroll Legal Alert website

P.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also get a full month of access to – 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, we'll continue your access automatically for just $89 per quarter, until you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.

100% GuaranteeP.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Payroll Update 2020 fails to meet your needs, we will instantly refund 100% of your tuition. Your course materials, registration bonus and members-only website access will be yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.

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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 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.

Credit Hours:

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  • Tuesday, February 4th
  • 1 - 2:15 p.m. ET
  • 10 - 11:15 a.m. PT

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.