CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR TAX & FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS

Employee Compensation & Benefits

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Self-Study
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Overview
Credits
CPE Credits
3 Credits: Taxes

Course Description

The various ideas, methods, and techniques to optimize the overall compensation package for key employees and principals are examined in this mini-course. Generally, businesses may deduct employees’ pay including wages, salaries, and other perks. Certain fringe benefits that can provide an unusually tax-favored manner of supplementing compensation are described and evaluated. In addition, equity participation is explored through stock sales, repurchase agreements, incentive stock options, ESOT’s, stock options, and bonuses. Finally, deferred compensation arrangements are investigated. The goal of this mini-course is to provide participants with a working knowledge of types of compensation necessary to structure a compensation package minimizing tax liabilities and cost.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the common-law rules used by the IRS to determine whether a person is an employee for purposes of FICA, FUTA and federal income tax withholding.
  • Recognize employee and officer compensation deductibility factors and the related employment taxes and reporting obligations to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Identify fringe benefits specifying those that provide deductible incentive-based employee compensation.
  • Specify the equity incentive opportunities available to employers showing the variety, tax treatment, and use of stock plans.
  • Recognize the use of deferred compensation agreements to attain compensation and retirement objectives.

Course Specifics

Course ID
8202722
Revision Date
October 14, 2020
Number of Pages
80
Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
IRS Provider Number: 0MYXB
IRS Course Number: 0MYXB-T-01624-20-S
IRS Federal Tax Law Credits: 3
CTEC Provider Number: 2071
CTEC Course Number: 2071-CE-1521
CTEC Federal Tax Law Credits: 3

Course Instructor

Danny Santucci Headshot
Danny Santucci, JD

Danny Santucci, BA, JD, is a prolific author of tax and financial books and articles. His legal career started with the business and litigation firm of Edwards, Edwards, and Ashton. Later he joined the Century City entertainment firm of Bushkin, Gaims, Gaines, and Jonas working for many well-known celebrities. In 1980, Danny established the law firm of Santucci, Potter, and Leanders in Irvine, California. With increasing lecture and writing commitments, Danny went into sole practice in 1995. His practice emphasizes business taxation, real estate law, and estate planning. Speaking to more than 100 groups nationally each year, he is known …

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Employee Compensation & Benefits

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Format
CPE CREDITS
3 Credits: Taxes

$87.00$107.00

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Icon_Self-Study
Self-Study
Icon_Level
Overview
Credits
CPE Credits
3 Credits: Taxes

Course Description

The various ideas, methods, and techniques to optimize the overall compensation package for key employees and principals are examined in this mini-course. Generally, businesses may deduct employees’ pay including wages, salaries, and other perks. Certain fringe benefits that can provide an unusually tax-favored manner of supplementing compensation are described and evaluated. In addition, equity participation is explored through stock sales, repurchase agreements, incentive stock options, ESOT’s, stock options, and bonuses. Finally, deferred compensation arrangements are investigated. The goal of this mini-course is to provide participants with a working knowledge of types of compensation necessary to structure a compensation package minimizing tax liabilities and cost.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the common-law rules used by the IRS to determine whether a person is an employee for purposes of FICA, FUTA and federal income tax withholding.
  • Recognize employee and officer compensation deductibility factors and the related employment taxes and reporting obligations to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Identify fringe benefits specifying those that provide deductible incentive-based employee compensation.
  • Specify the equity incentive opportunities available to employers showing the variety, tax treatment, and use of stock plans.
  • Recognize the use of deferred compensation agreements to attain compensation and retirement objectives.

Course Specifics

Course ID
8202722
Revision Date
October 14, 2020
Number of Pages
80
Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
IRS Provider Number: 0MYXB
IRS Course Number: 0MYXB-T-01624-20-S
IRS Federal Tax Law Credits: 3
CTEC Provider Number: 2071
CTEC Course Number: 2071-CE-1521
CTEC Federal Tax Law Credits: 3

Course Instructor

Danny Santucci Headshot
Danny Santucci, JD

Danny Santucci, BA, JD, is a prolific author of tax and financial books and articles. His legal career started with the business and litigation firm of Edwards, Edwards, and Ashton. Later he joined the Century City entertainment firm of Bushkin, Gaims, Gaines, and Jonas working for many well-known celebrities. In 1980, Danny established the law firm of Santucci, Potter, and Leanders in Irvine, California. With increasing lecture and writing commitments, Danny went into sole practice in 1995. His practice emphasizes business taxation, real estate law, and estate planning. Speaking to more than 100 groups nationally each year, he is known …

Danny Santucci, JD Read More »

Employee Compensation & Benefits

Expert Instructors
Format
CPE CREDITS
3 Credits: Taxes

$87.00$107.00

Clear