Payroll Tax Management for
Tribal Organizations

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Payroll is one of the most critical functions in any accounting department. No other organizational activity affects more employees of a tribal organization. As a member of the payroll or finance staff, you must have a full understanding of Internal Revenue Code updates and how they impact your daily functions. You must be a master of the required IRS forms, formats and reports, including the new 2018 withholding guidelines as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. We’ll discuss how the Act impacts individual deductions and the deductibility of certain expenses, 529 plans, employee loans from retirement plans, and the Family and Medical Leave Credit.

Perfect for those new to payroll tax or who need a refresher, this comprehensive class will show you which IRS forms to collect and how to avoid fines and penalties. Join our expert to learn how to calculate payroll, where to make deposits, how to reconcile forms and which records retention requirements to follow. You’ll also discover ways to identify the common pitfalls in payroll accounting and how to prevent them.

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T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Laws Affecting Payroll
  • Internal Revenue Code
  • Tax withholding
  • FICA
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • FLSA
  • 2003 Tax Reform Act
  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
Role of the Personnel Department
  • New employees
  • Rates of pay
  • Who is a dependent?
  • Payroll deductions
  • Rules of evidence
  • Who is an employee?
  • Retirement plans
Internal Controls for Payroll
  • Timekeeping
  • Labor distribution
  • Verifying employment
  • Compensated absences
  • Payment methods
  • Record-keeping controls
  • Sample time sheets
Dates to Remember
  • January 31
  • April 30, July 31 and October 31
  • February 15 and 28
  • December 31
Calculation Issues
  • Regular pay
  • Overtime pay for police and firefighters
  • Special pay
  • Tip income
  • Shift differentials
  • Holiday pay
  • Taxation of fringe benefits
Tribal Organization Issues
  • Per capita payments
  • Tribal council stipends/salaries
  • Travel policies
  • Consultants
Tax Impact
  • Circular E
  • Employer Identification Number
  • Tax deposits
  • Changes/errors
  • Avoiding penalties
Reporting Requirements
  • IRS Form 940
  • IRS Form 941
  • IRS Form W-2
  • IRS Form W-3
  • IRS Form 1099-MISC
  • SS Form 4
  • SS Form 5
Automated and Paperless Payroll Tax Management
  • Paperless office essentials
  • Software options
  • Cloud accounting

*Topics subject to change.

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