Payroll, State & Local Taxation


Introduction to the various intricacies of payroll, sales (use), state, and local tax accounting for businesses and individuals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Focus on the process of hiring employees, pay systems, payroll taxes at the federal, state, and local levels; laws affecting the payroll; and accounting requirements. Special issues involving fringe benefits, the Advanced Earned Income Credit, "independent contractor vs. employee" controversy, self-employment, tips, worker's compensation, unemployment tax provisions, and sales and use tax provisions are discussed from both a business and individual point of view. In addition, the Pennsylvania and local income tax provisions for individuals are covered. Spring Only.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture