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This course discusses the handling of state taxes when an employee lives in one state and works in another, or works in two or more states simultaneously.

We start with what taxes to be on the lookout for including state income tax, disability insurance, unemployment insurance, and the various local taxes. From this point we discuss the conformity with the Internal Revenue Code for the states as well as the proper handling of supplemental taxation. Working with these basics we then discuss how to determine if the company is an employer in the state and therefore required to withhold or pay taxes.

Next we work through the definitions of resident and nonresident and how that affects the withholding or payment of taxes by the company. But the proper withholding of taxes also depends on whether or not there are any agreements between the various states in question so at this point we will begin to discuss reciprocal agreements and how they affect the withholding of state income tax. To ensure proper tax withholding we briefly discuss employee withholding certificates or what is commonly known as the Form W-4 equivalent for the states.

This discussion also includes other forms that would need to be completed including nonresident forms and military spouse exemption forms. From this point we concentrate on how to determine the taxable wages for each date if the employee works in two or more states. We discuss the three methods available for the allocation of wages. Withholding of taxes is not the only compliance issue when it comes to multistate employees because it is imperative that the employees’ wages be reported correctly.

We work through examples of how to report on Form W-2 for an employee who lives in one state and works in three separate states. Income tax withholding however is not the only tax that needs to be determined when handling multistate taxation, the state unemployment insurance must also be determined. We conclude the course with a discussion of how to determine which state to pay SUI or state unemployment insurance to when an employee lives and works in two or more states.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the various taxes required by different states including income tax, disability insurance and the plethora of local taxes that may apply to wages paid
  • Discover how to determine state withholding liability
  • Recognize the difference between a resident and a nonresident of a state and how that affects state income tax withholding
  • Explore which states require the use of their own Withholding Allowance Certificate and which state allows either theirs or the Form W-4 to be used and which states do not have a form
  • Identify which states follow the Internal Revenue Code and which version
  • Explore the requirements for reporting wages for multistate employees on Form W-2
  • Identify the four factors that are used to determine state unemployment insurance liability
  • Identify the states that have reciprocal agreements and explore how those agreements affect taxation

 

 

Last updated/reviewed: November 17, 2019

42 Reviews (144 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
A good refresher on how to determine the correct state withholding for a multi-state employee. I would recommend not trying to memorize the rules for each state since they change so often, it is better to use the website that Ms. Lambert provided or the states web site whenever in doubt.
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Anonymous Author
This course is comprehensive is a comprehensive view into the complexities of multistate employee payroll taxes. It provides great information, examples, and resources. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and provides excellent examples to illustrate the concepts.
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Member's Profile
The is a very informative course. The way in which the concepts are presented is helpful and it is easy to understand. The instructor was engaging and was able to keep this interesting. This course could be useful across many levels of an organization.
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Anonymous Author
The course contains many of the multi-state payroll issues. The payroll website provided at the end is a very useful resource. I will definitely refer to the website next time I have payroll tax question.
5
Member's Profile
Ms. Lambert has such an impressive background and has a great delivery to make the material easy to understand. The material is practical and definitely could be applied to any organization. Well done.
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Anonymous Author
This course is a comprehensive look at multi-state taxation which can be a very complicated subject. The examples provided were great. As always, the instructor is clear and knowledgeable on the topic.
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Anonymous Author
This was a very informative and helpful course. I would love to see a new version of this published, just in case any information has changed in the states since this was originally made.
5
Member's Profile
I liked the presentation and format as well as some examples given. Instructor seemed to know her stuff! Course provided a good foundation for a more advanced course. I would recommend it.
5
Member's Profile
Great course covering multi-state employees! It would be complicated to remember which states require withholding, so it recommended to research the individual states for clarification.
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Anonymous Author
This is a good class to take, multi-state reporting can be very complicated. I wish I took this before working in Employment Tax.
5
Member's Profile
Great course, especially when you are having confusion with the reciprocity agreements and what states to withhold or not.
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Anonymous Author
Very well-organized presentation. Graphics were extremely helpful in explaining the varying state requirements. Well done!
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Member's Profile
it's great materials and resources, it's easy to understand and hope more quiz with explain will be much helpful.
5
Member's Profile
Great examples are taken in the webinar, pictures are used a lot to help unstand, good wording, nice lexture...
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Anonymous Author
This was a great course on how to handle multistate employee tax withholding and related issues correctly.
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Anonymous Author
This was quite a bit of information to digest in a two hour period. I found this to be a difficult test.
5
Member's Profile
This course was extremely helpful. I will use this information at work, and I will reference it often!
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Anonymous Author
Very informative with great examples. What I learned could be applied in my current position at work.
5
Member's Profile
Excellent instructor and very useful topic. I look forward to additional topics from this instructor.
5
Member's Profile
I love taking courses from Ms. Lambert. She makes the subject matter clear and easy to understand.
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Anonymous Author
Good information for a very confusing situation. Multi-state withholding can get very complicated.
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Member's Profile
Great information provided and good handouts. Would love to see the material updated each year.
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Anonymous Author
Useful information presented in a straightforward manner that is easy to follow and understand.
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Anonymous Author
difficult subject because so many states and so many guidelines. Vicki does a great job again.
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Member's Profile
State tax gets confusing fast! This course helped me with some of my current issues. Thanks!
5
Member's Profile
Very thorough review of state laws. Extremely clear and helpful for all payroll personnel.
5
Member's Profile
Clear and concise explanations of the many factors involved in multi-state taxation issues.
5
Member's Profile
Very good class, state taxation is very complex today and need to ensure we do it right.
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Anonymous Author
Course was okay; not really one of my favorite topics, but definitely an important one.
5
Anonymous Author
Great course. Thank you so much Vicki. Great content as always and well explained.
5
Anonymous Author
The course had a lot of useful information on a complex topic and was presented well.
5
Member's Profile
Multi State Employees are a challenge. This review covers many areas of compliance.
5
Member's Profile
Great info. Crazy how many taxes come in to play with multi state setups. Thanks!
4
Member's Profile
There's not a lot of info in this area so I'm glad this course was available!
5
Member's Profile
An excellent, detailed presentation of multistate tax laws and regulations.
5
Member's Profile
Thank you for the great power point. I will use this in my daily job.
5
Member's Profile
Very helpful for companies with employees working in multiple states.
5
Member's Profile
Vicki's courses are always extremely informative and well laid out.
5
Member's Profile
This is my favorite instructor. She is funny and easy to follow.
5
Anonymous Author
Nice course. Materials are clear, concise and laid out well.
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Anonymous Author
Great course love the maps and the real world examples.
5
Member's Profile
good content, informative, insightful, good course

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Advanced

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course.

Education Provider Information

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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  6:46Introduction to Multistate Employees
What Tax?
  7:42What Taxes?
  10:24Taxes Could Include.....
  8:28Are You An Employer
Which State?
  11:19NY, NJ, CT, and Telecommuting
  13:46Are There Any Agreements
  7:10Are Any Forms Needed
  7:00How Much to Which State?
  4:38How Do I Report?
  10:39Who Gets The SUI?
CONCLUSION
  7:43Is There Anything Else?
Continuous Play
  1:35:34Which State? What Tax? How to Handle Multistate Employees Correctly
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: How to Handle Multistate Employees Correctly
  PDFHow to Handle Multistate Employees Correctly Glossary/Index
REVIEW and TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM