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Navigate the complexity of payroll and employment taxes

Employment Tax
Compliance support

Provide guidance on payroll tax requirements for U.S. and international companies. Consult on various employment tax issues, including amended return filings.

Resolve tax issues

Payroll tax disputes can occur in today’s complex and global business environments. KPMG LLP (KPMG) can help your organization identify and prevent problems or remediate those that occur.

Manage complexity

KPMG can help your company manage changing federal, state, and local regulations, including an expanding geographic footprint due to hybrid and remote work arrangements.

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Avoid and resolve payroll tax disputes

KPMG professionals deliver both proactive and reactive employment tax services to U.S. and international organizations. They also offer day-to-day advisory services for all employment tax matters.

KPMG provides broad employment tax support

U.S. and international payroll tax reporting

KPMG performs employment tax services, including quantitative and qualitative payroll oversight, and helps review and recover refunds in the U.S as well as abroad. Sound planning for overall payroll-based operations helps companies like yours avoid disruptive tax issues.

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Independent contractor classification

Employment tax requirements for independent contractors (ICs) are constantly changing, as the expanding gig economy and the need to fill positions adds more ICs to company headcounts. The Internal Revenue Service and states have certainly noticed and are increasing their scrutiny of these work arrangements. 

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New challenges impact multi-state withholding

Business travel has increased as companies seek growth and COVID-19 is better managed. Employees are relocating for better jobs and gig workers can be located anywhere. The Internal Revenue Service and states are aware and are watching, which places more demands on tax operations.

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Payroll tax transformations and technology

Our team of global Employment Tax professionals can provide you with critical insights and timely updates about U.S., state, and international tax authorities. We integrate our experience and strategies with powerful technology to help companies address challenges and seize new opportunities.

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Avoid employment tax controversies

KPMG helps companies proactively avoid employment tax disputes. The most common disputes are related to state income tax withholding, worker classification, untimely deposits, and state unemployment tax. KPMG Tax professionals have the skills and experience to manage your tax requirements.

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Tax notices or audits can be big disruptions

If tax disputes occur, then KPMG professionals can assist clients with payroll tax audits and penalty and interest abatements. They are experienced with tax mitigation, penalty waivers, and other payroll disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and state and local jurisdictions.

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M&A employment tax due diligence

When businesses look to acquire the equity or assets of another entity, enter joint ventures, reorganize entities, or restructure under a bankruptcy agreement, they may overlook employment taxes. KPMG Employment Tax professionals can help companies conduct a thorough due diligence of all payroll taxes.

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Payroll processes review and assessment

KPMG Employment Tax professionals help companies identify cost savings opportunities, process improvements, and potential risk exposures with federal, state, and local payroll and employment taxation. Our national team of experienced professionals can help your company identify both risks and opportunities.

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State unemployment insurance tax services

State unemployment insurance (SUI) taxes are a challenge for employers that need to stay compliant with multiple states. Each state determines its own SUI tax rate and requires employers to establish an SUI account to remit the required taxes. KPMG can help your company meet these challenges, control expenses, and stay compliant.

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State Employment Tax Alerts

The KPMG Employment Tax Services's new State Employment Tax Alerts can help you reduce costs and resources devoted to identifying, researching, and summarizing state regulatory efforts in the state payroll tax space. Learn more about this new service.

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Employment tax insights and risk

KPMG provides guidance on payroll tax requirements for U.S. and international companies and can help you manage changing state and federal regulations. Your company should be ready to address hybrid and remote work and recognize your expanded geographic footprints.

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Payroll Insights

This monthly publication from the KPMG Employment Tax practice covers the latest in federal and state payroll and employment tax news. We are interested in your feedback, including topics you’d like to see in future issues.

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