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Payroll Training For Accountants And CPAs

Need Payroll Training?

Whether you need payroll training for your own office or for your clients, CPA Training Center can help! We offer a number of payroll training classes on the various payroll compliance requirements, including great training for payroll basics and best practices.

We offer a variety or payroll training courses for accounts, including payroll seminars, payroll webinars, and payroll certifications that can be used to help grow your knowledge and your business. Simply click on the applicable link(s) below.

So whether you are looking for training for doing your own payroll - or want to offer Payroll as a service to your clients - we've got the training for you!

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Payroll Seminars

Our in-person seminar will get you up-to-speed on payroll quickly and easily.

Payroll Webinars

CPA TrainingCenter offers a number of Payroll Webinars and Audio Conferences that provide training on Payroll basics, Payroll compliance, and Payroll best practices, as listed below.

Please note that our Payroll Webinars are offered via Live and On-Demand formats, as well as recorded via CD.

Payroll Certification Courses

Payroll Records: What To Keep, What To TossWebinar
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This audio conference covers the rules for identifying, filing, retaining, protecting, and destroying your important payroll records.
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Multi-State Payroll Tax ComplianceWebinar
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Many states have become aggressive when enforcing their non-resident state income tax withholding rules, and state payroll tax auditors are now questioning whether or not you have workers "performing services" in their state. By attending this audio conference you will learn taxation and reporting requirements for all states where your organization has employees working - or in some cases - living.
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Independent Contractor Or Employee? How To Avoid Misclassifying Your WorkersWebinar
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During this program, you will learn how to properly use and pay independent contractors - and assist in avoiding costly worker-classification audits.
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Garnishments, Child Support Orders, And Other LeviesWebinar
This training session gives you tools to better understand the responsibilities that a company has regarding garnishments, Child Support orders, and levies under state and federal guidelines such as Consumer Credit Protection Act, IRS levy requirements, and state-specific levy and garnishment withholding requirements.
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Tips For Completing, Storing, And Destroying Your Form I-9sWebinar
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The Form I-9 appears to be simple, yet more often than not, the forms are not completed correctly. Many employers are surprised to learn that errors in Form I-9 completion and administration can lead to steep fines and penalties. Through training and plenty of examples, learn how to avoid mistakes in I-9 administration!
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The New I-9: Mandated Requirements For Worker Verification And AuthorizationWebinar
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The Form I-9 process, managed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will help you verify your employee's identity and employment authorization.
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Tips For Tracking, Monitoring, And Managing Your Workers' Comp ClaimsWebinar
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Join us for a 90-minute audio conference when our expert reviews successful strategies for tracking, monitoring, and managing your workers' comp claims at work.
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The New W4: How To Navigate The Sections For Accurate WithholdingsWebinar
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The newly designed W4 has 5 different, multi-part sections that go from simple to very complex.
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Workers' Comp 101: The Whats, Whens, And WhysWebinar
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This 90 minute training session will provide you and/or your team with a better understanding of how workers’ comp works, plus how you can directly impact claim outcomes and costs.
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Unclaimed Paycheck And Property ChallengesWebinar
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Amazingly, departing employees don't always collect all wages owed to them. Unfortunately, as a payroll professional, that becomes your problem — especially since fewer than 1 in 5 businesses comply with laws for reporting and submitting unclaimed payroll check and other property.
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Return-To-Work StrategiesWebinar
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Learn how to have an organized, simple, and documented assessment process to accommodate returning employees to work who have not fully recovered from occupational injuries.
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IRS Rules For Travel PayWebinar
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This audio conference covers the IRS rules regarding what is considered travel versus commute and what is an allowable expense versus taxable wages. It will enable you to understand how and when to compensate an employee for travel time away from a work site.
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How To Handle Background Checks That Come Back With Arrests Or ConvictionsWebinar
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This audio conference focuses on some of the most-common background check challenges many hiring managers face.
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Sick Pay Laws - And How To Navigate The ComplexityWebinar
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This webinar will get you up to date on current and pending legislation regarding mandated sick pay requirements, as well as help you to better understand the tax withholding and reporting for third party sick pay requirements.
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Payroll Requirements For Terminated EmployeesWebinar
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Paying an ex-employee involves not just distributing the ex-employee's final paycheck, but knowing how to properly handle and tax any severance or other benefits due, then integrating these payments with compliance regulations under COBRA or the Stimulus Act. By attending, you also will learn how to handle more-advanced issues such as requirements for death payments, legal settlements, and stock options.
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What Is The Role Of A Payroll Accountant / Payroll Administrator?

A payroll administrator's job includes wage and hour law compliance, benefits withholding, making payroll deductions for items such as federal and state payroll tax, garnishments and levies, flexible spending accounts, and insurance, then distributing paychecks or making direct deposits.

Payroll Administrators also have to keep track of paid leave such as vacation and sick time, as well as any ADA, FMLA, COBRA, and Workers' Comp leave, make federal and state payroll tax deposits and returns, and fill out the applicable payroll-related forms.

State Requirements For Final Paychecks, Unclaimed Paychecks, And Garnishments

Below are links to pages with state-specific information on final and unclaimed paychecks and garnishments, courtesy of our sister website, PayrollTrainingCenter.com. Simply click the state name to see details for that state.

State Laws For
Final And Unclaimed Paychecks
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
DC
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


State Laws For
Garnishments And Levies
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
DC
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


Disclaimer: This information provided is based on state laws and regulations, and is subject to change. While we make every effort to asure this information is current and accurate, it is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice, and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein.

Top FAQs

In addition to ensuring that employees are paid correctly and on time, "Payroll" has numerous time and reporting requirements. The primary payroll areas include paychecks, reporting, operations, and management.
Payroll is much more than just handing out paychecks, and includes a variety of responsibilities such as handling garnishments, travel pay, multi-state taxation, unclaimed paychecks, and much more in a timely and accurate fashion.
While many payroll-related regulations are federally-governed, there also are many state requirements, including those for handling garnishment, final paychecks, and unclaimed paychecks. Each state's requirements differ in the details, so be sure to check your state's requirements by clicking the applicable link(s) at the bottom of this page.
Payroll Administrators must be able to:
  • Properly "classify" workers
  • Apply the various exemptions
  • Calculate gross pay and properly make deductions
  • Correctly identify, pay, and withhold taxes for employees
  • Administer deferred compensation, cafeteria plan, sick pay, and other compensation
  • Handle stock options, expense reimbursements, relocation, and other "expenses"
  • Follow the proper policies, procedures, and documentation requirements for garnishments and levies
  • Properly complete and file all required reporting requirements
  • Correctly complete year-end requirements and establish year-beginning requirements
  • Implement and maintain fraud, audit, disaster recovery, and record retention processes and procedures
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