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Employer Seminar: State Employment Tax Overview (Moorhead - 10/10/2017)

Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

Employer Seminar: State Employment Tax Overview...

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General Admission 77 Registrations Oct 6, 2017 Free  

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Representatives from the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program and the Minnesota Department of Revenue will present an overview of key unemployment insurance and withholding tax issues, and will also provide the information you need to comply with state laws in these areas:


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Topics 

  • Why do we talk to employers?
    • UI Program Overview
  • Independent Contractors
    • Are yours really independent?
    • Factors used to determine this
  • Wages to Report to UIWage Detail Reporting Methods
    • Definition of Wages for UI
  • Taxpaying vs. Reimbursing Accounts
  • Tax Rate Calculation
    • Who’s eligible for what?
  • Tax Rates
    • Minimum & Maximum Rates
  • Experience Rating
    • What causes your rate to increase?
  • Managing Your Tax Rate
    • How to Save Tax Dollars
  • Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits
    • Who gets paid and who doesn’t?
    • Which employers get charged?


Withholding Tax Topics 

  • Voluntary Disclosure Agreements
  • Withholding Tax Requirements
    • Deposit Schedules
    • Filing Returns
  • Employer Responsibilities
    • Forms W-2 and 1099-MISC
    • Recordkeeping
    • Closing your Withholding Tax Account
    • Closing Your Business
  • e-Services
    • Two-step Verification
    • Third-party Access
  • Resources
    • Fact Sheets
    • Business Center

Who should attend:

Business owners, bookkeepers, and accountants who need a working knowledge of Withholding Tax and the Unemployment Insurance Program.

About The Presenters:

Aaron Tell, Communications/Outreach, Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program - Aaron has extensive experience providing education and training of Unemployment Insurance (UI) information to employers and people requesting unemployment benefits. Duties also include gathering feedback from UI customers in user-testing sessions and then applying that information along with user-centered design principles to the Self-Service System, correspondence, and the UI website for a better user experience.

Karen Kittel, Management Analyst, Income Tax and Withholding Division Minnesota Department of Revenue - Karen’s duties include designing and delivering the Minnesota Withholding Tax outreach programs for new businesses and professional organizations. She is also responsible for managing the Minnesota Withholding Tax website content, and coordinating the development and maintenance of withholding tax forms, fact sheets and mass mailings. She has over six years of experience in Withholding Tax outreach programs and twelve-plus years of experience in HR Administration.

Note to  attendees:
Attendees are welcome to bring in their own refreshments, but there is also a Starbucks kiosk directly adjacent to the Conference Center where beverages and snacks may be purchased.

Have questions about Employer Seminar: State Employment Tax Overview (Moorhead - 10/10/2017)? Contact Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership

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When & Where

Concordia College
Offutt School of Business - Barry Auditorium
1310 8th Street S, Grant Center
Moorhead, MN 56562

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

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Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership

Through a cooperative partnership, DEED, the Minnesota Department of Revenue, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association and the United States Department of Labor present employment tax information for small businesses free of charge at workshops which are held at convenient locations throughout the Twin Cities Metro area.

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