2017 Fall Tax School Webinar: Employment Issues - University of Illinois Tax School
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Note: The content covered in this live webinar is the same content that is taught at Fall Tax School.

Tax issues associated with employment require employers to properly report tens of thousands of dollars in payroll taxes. Proper classification of workers is required. Occasionally, employers who want to save on employment tax misclassify workers as independent contractors. Many times, these workers are actually employees.

In addition to employee classification, this webinar includes other employment issues such as: reporting household worker compensation on Schedule H; providing employee compensation in the form of property; the tax treatment of legal awards and settlements; tax treatment of moving expenses for a worker; taxation of fringe benefits; and employer responsibilities associated with foreign workers.

Note: New for 2017, you will access all webinars and digital downloads by logging into your Tax School account on this website.

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Fall Tax School webinars feature audio instruction, plus a powerpoint presentation. Each course includes a set of materials that accompany the course presentation.


  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 1:30PM to 3:00PM Central Time
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 10:00AM to 11:30AM Central Time

Registration Fee: $40.00

CPE Credits: Up to 1.5 (1.0 for IRS purposes and 1.25 for IL MCLE) based on attendance and completion of engagement activities.

CPE Filings Available: Illinois MCLE, CFP, IRS

Tom O'Saben Tom O'Saben has been an instructor for the Tax School since 2009. During that time, he has also been a presenter with the National Association of Tax Professionals, where he served as a Training Specialist developing curriculum, writing textbooks, and instructing at educational seminars. Tom's practice, established in 1991, provides tax services for approximately 1,000 clients. Tom earned his bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is an enrolled agent (EA).

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Note: New for 2017, you will access all webinars and digital downloads by logging into your Tax School account on this website.

Note: The content covered in this live webinar is the same content that is taught at Fall Tax School.

  1. Employee vs. independent contractor classification of workers

    1. Right-to-control test
    2. 3 Categories — Financial control, behavior control, relationship to parties
    3. Tax court test
    4. IRS enforcement
    5. Relief provisions
  2. Dealing with excess social security tax payments
  3. Receipt of property as compensation
  4. Legal expenses in connection with employment
  5. Legal awards and settlements

    1. Damage awards
    2. Workers' compensation benefits
    3. Disability insurance
    4. Accident or health insurance
  6. Treatment of moving expenses
  7. Fringe benefits taxation
  8. Statutory employees and nonemployees
  9. Household employees and Schedule H
  10. Employer responsibilities associated with foreign workers

Learning Objectives: By attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Differentiate workers classified as employees vs. independent contractors
  2. Identify various relief provisions for misclassified workers
  3. Comply with reporting requirements for household workers
  4. Explain reporting procedures when an employee receives payments other than cash for services
CPE credits Up to 1.5 based on attendance and completion of engagement activities
Field of Study (NASBA) Taxes (1.5)
IRS Categories Federal Tax (1)
CFP Taxation (1.5)
IL Insurance N/A
IL MCLE Taxation (1.25)

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Delivery Method: Internet-Based Group

Program Level: Overview

Prerequisite(s): Professional experience in preparing tax returns and an understanding of basic tax rules and regulations.

Materials: Will be available in your Tax School account one week prior to the webinar.

Note: New for 2017, you will access all webinars and digital downloads by logging into your Tax School account on this website.

Last updated 10/18/2017 11:37:19 AM