Understanding the 2020 W4

60 min. Thursday January 16th | 10am PT / 12pm CT

Approved for 1.0 certification hour through 2/29/2020

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Understanding the 2020 W4

Understanding the 2020 W4

As we approach a historic election in November, most experts agree: as a nation, we are at unprecedented levels of political division in this country. Given the recent activism of the executive and judicial branches of the federal government (if not the legislative), and increased levels of state and local activity as well, we in HR mostly “hunker down” and wait for the next mandate to roll out, wondering what impacts it will have on our HCM technology platforms. From minimum wage changes to enhanced EEO reporting, from gender pay equity issues making top news headlines to the question of where the Affordable Care Act will be a year from now, HR professionals need as much information as they can garner to be ready for potential change.

In this session, we’ll explore what impact pending legislation (of both the “blue” and “red” variety), recent court cases, and a possible change in control of the Presidency and/or the Senate could have on our professional lives as HR compliance officers.

What you will learn

  • Have firm understanding of what the Form W4 is
  • Have an improved understanding about what’s changing on Form W4 and why
  • Understand how employees may choose to adjust their withholdings
  • Know how these changes impact new vs. existing employees
  • Know what types of questions employees will ask
  • Know where to go for additional information

About the Speaker - Clark Sells

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Mr. Sells leads the Payroll, Tax, and Mobile product teams at Ascentis. In this role Sells is responsible for leading the payroll compliance product development life cycle. Mr. Sells has experience in building, implementing and maintaining payroll and tax software for employers and payers of all volumes.

In addition to payroll, Mr. Sells has product strategy experience in multiple tax regimes including: 1099, FATCA, CRS and ACA. He is a subject matter expert in the area of taxpayer identification number matching, non-wage and state reporting. He is a former chair of the IRPAC’s Employer Information Reporting and Burden Reduction Committee (EIRBR) and former member of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee (IRSAC).

Previously in his career he held product management roles at Ceridian, where he focused on the creation of the on-demand payment platforms, an industry principal role at Sovos Compliance, and has worked in various global treasury services roles within Bank of America and Ameriprise Financial.

Important About Accreditation

If you view this entire webinar without fast-forwarding in addition to passing the required quiz, you will receive an email containing your earned program code, including APA program codes, within 30 days.

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