You have to agree, complying with the Internal Revenue Tax Code’s requirements can be complicated – what’s with the various federal regulations for fringe benefits that fall into the categories of relocation, meals, lodging and educational assistance. It is a major component of payroll department’s responsibility to do the taxation and reporting of these fringe benefits by many companies today. With the IRS looking for consistency of treatment – mistakes simply cannot be afforded at this juncture.
It is necessary for you to know as a payroll professional when relocation is taxable and when it is not, when it is reportable and when it is not. Payroll should know whether the cost of meals provided onsite are to be considered wages or is it ‘tax free’. Does it affect the taxation if the employee pays for the meal? Does the lodging provided by the employer to some of its employees come under wages in all cases or does payroll need to determine if the benefit falls in the ‘non-taxable’ category? Is education assistance still taxable only above a certain dollar amount or did Congress change the rules on it again?
All fringe benefits must be handled correctly but when it comes to benefits that feed, house and educate your employees, the taxation rules can sometimes be tricky. However, by correctly taxing these types of benefits, the payroll department can minimize the chance for penalties and interest to be levied against your company or for triggering larger and more intrusive governmental audits.
In this audio-conference, expert speaker Vicki Lambert is going to discuss the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code as it relates to certain fringe benefits including relocation, meals and educational assistance. Guidance will be provided on how these benefits should or should not be taxed and/or reported.
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Vicki M. Lambert CPP
Vicki M. Lambert, CPP is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™ a firm specializing in the training of payroll professionals. With over three decades of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over 20 years as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert is a sought-after ... More info