Managing Employment Tax Costs And Compliance

Webinar: ID# 1023849
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Did you know that your unemployment tax position can affect the profitability and job growth of your firm? Evaluating and properly managing your unemployment taxes can ensure that you remain in compliance and reduce costs.

In the past, have you incurred penalty unemployment rates? Neglected to consider making a voluntary contribution because you were confused about reading your rate notice? Ignored any potential for a joint account to save on a more favorable tax rate?

Learn about these cost savings measures you should incorporate into your practice. In addition, learn about the planning opportunities related to mergers or acquisitions, as well as the new ‘hot' topics in unemployment tax and how to handle the issues involving Short Term Business Traveler and preparedness for state audits.


State Unemployment Tax Rate Notices
  • Proper Rate Calculations
  • Potential Penalty Rate Protest
  • Statutory Elections – Calculations and Implementation
  • Voluntary Contributions
  • Joint Accounts
Mergers and Acquisitions/Internal Reorganizations
  • State Compliance Requirements
  • Creation/Closure of Accounts
  • Proper Notification and Assignment of State Unemployment Tax Rates
  • Mandatory vs. Optional Transfer of SUI Experience
  • Successor vs. Blended Rate
  • Taxable Wage Base Carry Forward/Refund Review
  • IRS Successor/Predecessor Provisions
Short Term Business Travelers
  • Potential Issues and Areas for Cost Savings
  • Review of Questionnaire
  • State Audit Defense- How to Be Best Prepared for a Payroll Audit
  • Don't Panic; Be Prepared
  • When to Reach out for Outside Support
About The Presenters

Trevor Dostie
  • Senior manager at Ernst & Young-National Tax- Employment Tax Advisory Services
  • IT/Tax professional with EY for more than 20 years with the last 10 focused within the Employment Tax Advisory team
  • An IRS certified Enrolled Agent
  • Focuses on M&A and internal restructuring employment tax compliance for Fortune 500 companies
  • Focuses on employment tax minimization strategies utilizing statutory elections for Fortune 500 companies
  • Unemployment tax refund recovery and tax notice resolution for Fortune 500 companies
  • Extensive IT experience, with an ability to leverage to the benefit of engagements involving process improvement
Roseann Trozzo
  • Manager at Ernst & Young-National Tax- Employment Tax Advisory Services
  • Tax professional with more than 25 years of experience with the last several years focused within the EY Employment Tax Advisory team
  • Prior Big 4 experience participating in audits; as well as the tax preparation of expatriate returns and high net-worth individuals
  • A New York State Certified Public Accountant, M.B.A. degree
  • Member of the AICPA; New York State Society of CPAs and the American Payroll Association
  • For more than 13 years, worked in the private sector for a major Fortune 500 company, in charge of the payroll tax department; responsible for staffing; all payroll tax compliance; and tax audit resolution
  • Analyzes joint account potential and voluntary contributions opportunities to find cost savings for clients on a year-to-year basis
Managing Employment Tax Costs And Compliance
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