Payroll Tax for Non-Resident F-1, J-1, H-1B & EB-5 VISA Holders

Debbie Cash

Debbie Cash

Debbie Cash, CPP is a Manager of TLM Implementation at G&A Partners. She was formerly a Payroll Tax/Time and Attendance Specialist at Employer Advantage LLC. Debbie earned an Associate's Degree in Accounting from MSSU in 1985 and a Bachelor's Degree in General Business from MSSU in 2006. She obtained her Certified Payroll...
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July 12, 2024
01:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT
90 Mins

One of the key challenges employers face is understanding that F-1 and J-1 visa holders are exempt from certain payroll taxes that other employees are subject to. This exemption can lead to issues if the wrong taxes are withheld from these employees. Additionally, with more individuals traveling abroad to study and teach in the US, employers need to be vigilant in identifying different visa types and understanding how to treat employees who may apply to work at their company.

Tax treaties play a significant role in these situations, providing benefits not only to the employee but also to the employer. These treaties can waive or exempt specific employer taxes for these employees, resulting in potential savings when the correct forms are completed and the proper tax treatment is applied.

Join Debbie Cash, CPP, for a 90-minute webinar that delves into the complexities of payroll tax compliance for non-resident aliens on F-1, J-1, or H-1B visas. This webinar is designed to help employers navigate the specific laws and tax implications associated with different visa types, ensuring they are equipped to handle these unique situations effectively.

During the webinar, Debbie will cover essential information for employers regarding the payroll tax treatment of employees with various visa statuses. This includes detailing the necessary forms to secure tax treaty exemptions and the specific filings required at year-end. The webinar will also provide guidance on handling situations where no tax treaty exists with an employee's home country.

Whether you're an employer or an employee, this webinar will provide valuable insights into navigating the complexities of payroll tax compliance for non-resident aliens. Join us to ensure you have the knowledge needed to ensure compliance and maximize tax efficiency in these unique employment situations.

Webinar Objectives

  • Basic understanding of these types of VISA’s
  • Guidance on what taxes they are exempt from and what to withhold.
  • What forms should be completed by the employee and the employer.
  • Guidance for you as an Employer on tax treaties and treatment of these employees.
  • How to file forms at the end of the tax year.
  • Helpful websites to access the information needed for tax treaties.

Webinar Agenda

  • Differences in these types of VISA’s
  • Which tax forms are these employee wages reported on
  • Correct forms to file for tax treaty exemptions
  • Tax Treatment for employees
  • Timelines to send in tax forms
  • Different tax treatments depending on articles of the treaty

Webinar Highlights

Debbie will go over the different types of documents that are considered payroll documents that must be maintained for a specific amount of time. Some forms you might not consider as payroll documents actually are.

Many States have different rules than the Federal regulations regarding these documents.  Debbie will touch on a few of these States and give guidance on how to find out more information about their regulations.

Each different type of document will be discussed in regard to how long you are required to keep the documents.  This will include timesheets, payroll changes, additions/deductions from Wages, State taxes and many more.

Who Should Attend

Payroll Professionals, Small Business Owners, Bookkeepers, Managers, Tax Professionals

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