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Form W-4 for 2016: Best Practice and Compliance Requirements

Instructor: Vicki M. Lambert
Product ID: 703858
  • Duration: 90 Min

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The payroll department frequently has questions regarding processing Form W-4s. Failure to complete the forms accurately can lead to costly expenditures of time and budget resources. This webinar will discuss the 2016 Form W-4 and the IRS’ requirements for completing, processing, submitting and correcting the form.

Why Should You Attend:

  • Is it a valid form?
  • If not, what should payroll do to correct the problem?
  • Can the employee request a flat dollar amount on the form?
  • Can the form designate a percentage of wages for taxes?

The answer to these questions could very well be the key to processing Form W-4s completely and correctly. And it isn’t just the federal form that payroll must process; many states have their own version of the form or use the federal form for state tax withholding.

This 90-minute presentation will help participants better comprehend the function and requirements of Form W-4 and its relationship with the payroll process. It will also allow attendees to identify and correct problems and errors in completing and processing Form W-4, which will enable your payroll department to operate more efficiently and effectively. This webinar will be an excellent source for those new to the payroll profession and a valuable refresher program for the seasoned payroll professional.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Changes to the form for 2016
  • The effective date of the new and revised Form W-4
  • Effective methods for handling incomplete or improperly completed forms
  • When you must send Form W-4 to the IRS - it’s not what you think
  • Effective strategies for streamlining your processing procedures you can use right now
  • How to withhold federal taxes in the absence of a valid Form W-4
  • The difference between an invalid form and a questionable one
  • The record retention requirements for Form W-4
  • How to make employee verification part of your Form W-4 process
  • Tips on setting up an electronic system for Form W-4
  • State equivalent forms versus Form W-4
  • When an employee must submit a new form versus when they may submit a revised form
  • How to deal with visas and W-4 forms

Who Will Benefit:

  • Payroll Professionals
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Business Owners
  • Lawmakers
  • Attorneys
  • Any individual or entity that must deal with the complexities and technicalities within the payroll process

Instructor Profile:

Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is president and academic director of The Payroll Advisor™ a firm specializing in training payroll professionals. With over 35 years 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 and respected voice in the practice and management of payroll issues. She has conducted open market training seminars on payroll issues across the United States that have been attended by executives and professionals from some of the most prestigious firms in business today.

Ms. Lambert has lectured extensively on payroll administration and compliance issues for clients that have included Automatic Data Processing, CCH Incorporated, Ceridian Employer Services, and The Employer Group. Ms. Lambert has also served as a consultant and in-house trainer for businesses such as Sun Microsystems, Paychex, Fox Studios, Disney, County of Riverside, and City of Hesperia. Ms. Lambert is an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University in Southern California. She is the creator of and the instructor for the Practical Payroll Online program offered through the School of Extended Education. Ms. Lambert currently produces and presents audio seminars and webcasts for clients and business groups throughout the country.

Topic Background:

The importance of Form W-4 is fundamental to the payroll department. Most payroll functions from beginning to end rely on the information provided on the form. It is the foundation for the taxation of an employee’s paycheck as well as the required IRS form. Failure to handle the form correctly and completely can open the door to serious problems not only in properly withholding from the employee’s gross wages but its ramifications could extend beyond the regulations and affect payroll customer service or employee morale. It can even lead to costly expenditures of time and budget resources to correct non-compliance consequences.

Accreditations:

Course "Form W-4 for 2016: Best Practice and Compliance Requirements" has been pre-approved by SHRM as eligible for “1.5” credits and HRCI as eligible for “1.5” credits towards a participant's recertification upon full completion.
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