Self-Study Course Details
Course Description

Form 1099 filing season is more intense than ever. Whether you are new or seeking an update this course will provide Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Tax with plain English guidance to help minimize mistakes. In this course, industry expert and corporate tax attorney Steven D. Mercatante Esq. takes a look some of the more common problems experienced by accounts payable and tax departments related to documenting, validating, and 1099/W-2 reporting expense reimbursements and fringe benefits payments. He also identifies key issues and best-practices for addressing these issues.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand 1099 and W-2 reportable versus non-reportable fringe benefits and expense reimbursements, including a detailed discussion of the proper method for applying accountable plan rules (with real world examples provided and discussed) as well as record-keeping rules as required by the IRS
  • Identify recent changes to expense reimbursement and fringe benefit rules and learn how to address these changes in regards to W-2 and 1099 reporting requirements
  • Identify key expense reimbursement issues including the ongoing controversy over entertainment expenses, de minimis and working condition fringe benefits, commuting, meal, per diem, commuting and transportation expenses, and how and when they are 1099 and W-2 reportable
  • Learn how to file effectively as well as creating policies and procedures for avoiding IRS penalties and audits involving fringe benefit and expense reimbursement situations as well as addressing the dangers of “gift-giving” in a business context and determining “fair market value” and a special analytical process for determining which fringes and reimbursements are reportable or not
  • Recognize how to identify when you must report expense reimbursements paid to employees, contractors, volunteers, and other workers including “highly compensated” employees
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Author Details
  • Steven Mercatante
    Steven Mercatante

    Steven Mercatante is the principal and founder of TIR Consulting, LLC. He is a nationally recognized leader in tax reporting education and consulting on specialized compliance issues. He has conducted on-site consultation for corporate clients from across the world and led countless seminars and webinars for Aurora Training Advantage, IAPP, Balance Consulting, The Accounts Payable Network, Accounts Payable Now and Tomorrow, Progressive Business Conferences, The Center For Competitive Management, and more.

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    Encoursa LLC is an IRS-approved continuing education provider. Provider #: KKRBE


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