Education & Certification


State and Local Payroll Certificate Program

State and Local Payroll Certificate Program

Program Overview

This course provides the information necessary to maintain compliance in every state in which you pay employees. In addition, this course will provide insights into the procedures and legal hurdles encountered when ensuring local income tax compliance. This course covers regulations on paying employees, state wage and hour issues, state income tax (SIT) withholding requirements, state unemployment and disability insurance issues, paid family and sick leave, non-child support withholding orders, state unclaimed wages rules payments of wages owed to deceased employees, SSN use restrictions, and SIT withholding recordkeeping requirements. At the local level, it details city, county, and school district tax withholding, reporting, and depositing for the 16 relevant states.

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2023 Pricing


Learning Objectives

  • Learn the impact of employees when crossing state lines to work
  • Identify and understand state and local payroll tax requirements
  • Learn state and local paid sick leave and paid family leave requirements
  • Understand state and local recordkeeping requirements
  • Learn the rules and requirements of wages owed to deceased employees
  • Learn which states have SSN use restrictions, exceptions, and penalties
  • Apply complicated state and local withholding requirements for resident and nonresident employees
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Who Should Attend

Payroll, human resources, systems, accounting, and tax professionals who work for organizations with employees in multiple states and localities.

Delivery Options

 • Interactive Virtual


Classroom opens: 8:45 a.m. PDT
Class: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT
The Interactive Virtual course uses Zoom. There will be morning and afternoon breaks and a 30 minute lunch break.

Credit Information

Earn up to 18 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs), 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or 21.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based. Program Level: Overview. No prerequisites or advance preparation required. Fields of Study: Taxes=16.5 and Business Law=5.0

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