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Fringe Benefits - How to keep a happy workforce with perks

December 15, 2021
10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
75 Minutes
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Specifically, IRS auditors are focusing on executive compensation. Stock options, golden parachutes, insurance and other perks are designed to keep your high priced executive talent in place. However, mismanagement of these benefits can subject you to not only payroll tax audits, but personal income tax audits for the executive.

Being both knowledgeable and choosy about which benefits you provide will go a long way in keeping workers motivated without breaking either your company’s or the workers’ budgets. Covid-19 has made certain choices more beneficial, as the government will pay for things like mandated sick pay.

The IRS has an entire booklet on all the various types of fringe benefits. How confident are you in the proper reporting and taxability of the ones you offer, or would like to offer?

Why you should Attend:
  • Definition of Fringe Benefits, and how to distinguish them from expense reimbursements
  • What is new for 2021 – including COVID 19 considerations
  • What is excludable from taxes and what you must withhold and pay payroll taxes on
  • Types:
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Athletic Facilities
    • De Minimus
    • Dependent Care Assistance
    • Educational Assistance
    • Employee Discounts
    • GTL Insurance
    • Lodging
    • Meals
    • Moving Expense
    • No Additional Cost Services
    • Transportation
    • Working Condition Fringe
    • Moving Expenses
    • Awards and Prizes
  • Cafeteria Plans
  • Use of Company Vehicles
  • How to properly value a fringe benefit
  • How to properly tax a fringe benefit
  • Executive Compensation
    • Stock Options
    • Deferred Compensation
    • Golden Parachutes
    • Statutorily Deductible Executive Fringe Benefits
    • Section 132 of the IRC
Who Will Benefit:
  • Compensation administrators
  • H/R and Payroll management
  • Tax and Financial officers and staff
  • Executives who receive a wide variety of benefits

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.

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