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Paychex launches Coronavirus Help Center, including tools to better understand funding available for your business
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The Coronavirus Help Center has information you need to help your business navigate during these unprecedented times.

Understand and apply for funding to help your business remain open, continue paying your employees, and recover from unplanned circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic with our easy-to-use online tool.

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Additionally, get details about the specific federal relief programs and refundable credits available through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), and other helpful resources to help you take care of your business and your people.

We recommend discussing these options with your accountant or trusted advisor to determine the best course of action to leverage the incentives available.

We’ve created a report that is currently available for Paychex Flex® users, clients not on Paychex Flex, and former clients to help make applying for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan simpler. Find more information about the PPP loan application process in our customer support section.

Earn free CPE credits

To help make it easier for our accounting-professional partners to fulfill their continuing professional education requirements, Paychex offers convenient, flexible ways to earn CPE credits.

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    April 29: Impact of COVID-19 on Business, Accounting, and Financial Reporting

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

    11 a.m. (ET)

    2 CPE credits

    Note: This course is not eligible for IRS continuing education credit

    This webinar, hosted by Wolters Kluwer, discusses the impact of business closures on a company's liquidity, the effects on accounting processes such assessment of collectability of accounts, the increase in cyber risks because of a large remote workforce, and more. (Space is limited)

    Register and view all webinar details
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    Online, self-study courses - Free CPE credits

    Register for the Paychex Accountant Knowledge Center (for free!) and get 24/7 access to online CPE courses you can complete at your convenience, from any desktop or mobile device.

    Topics include:

    • Ethics
    • Planning, budgeting, and forecasting
    • Corporate tax
    • Tax planning with life insurance
    • Sales and use taxes
    • Real estate tax issues
    • S-corp eligibility and election
    Register now
    Onsite seminar

    On-site CPE seminars

    Click a seminar below for complete details. To request a seminar at your office, fill out this short form.

    SECURE Act

    1 CPE Credit
    Course Level:
    Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    This is a comprehensive seminar about the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, the most significant retirement legislation in more than a decade. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review the provisions of the Act
    • Discuss details on the new tax credits
    • Highlight the benefits of a 401(k) plan
    • Discuss tax strategies that can benefit your clients
    401(k): A Retirement Plan Option

    2 CPE Credits
    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    This is a comprehensive seminar on the benefits of retirement planning. Different plans are discussed highlighting advantages for businesses trying to enhance their benefit package.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Recognize and identify the various types of retirement plans available including their requirements, advantages and disadvantages.
    • Identify the impact of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act to retirement plans.
    Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    1 CPE Credit
    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge 

    This seminar focuses on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act - collectively referred to as Health Care Reform. This session will help you understand the requirements resulting from Health Care Reform. You will learn how your clients can benefit from, and stay compliant with, the key provisions, such as the Small Business Tax Credit, Form W-2 reporting, and Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR).

    Learning Objectives:

    • List the ACA provisions that have the greatest impact on you and your clients
    • Describe how the ACA provisions can provide an opportunity for a proactive and consultative role with your clients
    Employee vs. Independent Contractor

    1 CPE Credit
    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources

    This is a comprehensive seminar clarifying the classification of workers as either employees or independent contractors. This seminar familiarizes employers with the factors which determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Clarify the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors.
    • Identify factors to determine worker classification.
    • Recognize employer responsibilities with employees and independent contractors.
    Exempt vs. Non-Exempt - Identifying Employee Classification

    1 CPE Credit
    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources

    The Fair Labor Standards Act that sets forth employee classifications is discussed along with the various tests used to determine employee status. The basic guidelines, rules, and regulations for paying employees in these classifications are also reviewed.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify the criteria used to determine exempt or non-exempt classification.
    • Discuss basic descriptions of exempt vs. non-exempt positions.
    • Identify tests to determine exempt or non-exempt status.
    Federal Tax Credits

    1 CPE Credit
    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Taxes

    Paychex is proud to announce a comprehensive seminar on Federal Tax Credit Programs in the U.S. This session reviews a few of the most popular federal tax incentives that are available to businesses today, and provides a foundation to help you determine the savings that these tax credits may provide your clients. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify common federal wage-based and technical tax credits
    • Discuss business qualifications
    • Review employee and wage qualifications
    • Identify necessary IRS and certification forms
    • Highlight consulting opportunities
    Fiduciary Responsibilities- What You and Your Clients Need to Know

    1 CPE Credit
    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    In this session we will explore the fiduciary responsibility provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) with respect to retirement plans, most specifically a 401(k). 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review the definition of fiduciary responsibility 
    • Discuss who the plan fiduciaries are and what their duties entail 
    • Highlight the importance of fiduciary liability 
    • Identify consultative opportunities
    Health Savings Accounts

    1 CPE Credit
    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    This seminar describes the requirements for establishing and making contributions to a health savings account. It explains how a health savings account works with a high-deductible health plan and a flexible spending account to manage health care costs. The seminar provides a foundation to help you determine the value a health savings account can provide your clients.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define basics surrounding a health savings account.
    • Identify requirements for participation in a health savings account.
    • Describe requirements for establishing and making contributions to and distributions from a health savings account.
    • Identify IRS reporting requirements.
    • Review considerations for participating in a health savings account.
    How to Incorporate a Section 125 Plan

    1 CPE Credit
    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge 

    This seminar outlines the federal regulations that affect the implementation of a section 125 plan. It includes detailed information regarding premium only plans and flexible spending accounts.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe benefits of a section 125 plan.
    • Define and discuss section 125 premium only plans and flexible spending accounts.
    • Review the administration requirements of a section 125 plan.
    Managing Human Resource Issues

    2 CPE Credits
    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources

    This seminar discusses the various human resource issues affecting today's employers.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss federal labor laws which apply to hiring an employee, day-to-day employment issues, and separation.
    • Describe human resource guidelines for the life cycle of an employee, from hiring to separation.
    Payroll Taxes for Household Employees

    1 CPE Credit
    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Taxes

    This seminar discusses household employees from a payroll tax perspective and stresses the importance of identifying a household employee.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Recognize the classification standards in determining a household employee.
    • Review the tax reporting requirements for household employees.
    Payroll Taxes for New Business Start-Ups

    1 CPE Credit
    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Taxes

    This comprehensive seminar will provide information on new business start-ups from a payroll tax perspective. Topics to be covered include how to identify an employee, payroll tax liabilities, self-employment taxes, wage and tax records, and resident and nonresident aliens.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify basic payroll tax liabilities and obligations.
    • Discuss the procedures required to determine employee status.
    • Discuss factors to consider when calculating payroll taxes.
    • Identify payroll recordkeeping practices.
    Restaurant Payrolls

    1 CPE Credit
    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge 

    This seminar explores the complexities of restaurant payrolls and the various tax implications that are applicable.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Distinguish between the responsibilities of restaurant employers and employees.
    • Review the taxability of tips and meals.
    • Explain tip reporting procedures for larger establishments.
    • Differentiate between various tip reporting programs.
    • Discuss the FICA tip credit.
    Roth 401(k) Contribution

    1 CPE Credit
    Course Level: Basic
    Prerequisite: None
    Preparation: None
    Delivery Method: Group-Live
    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge 

    Learn how a Roth 401(k) contribution fits into the big retirement-planning picture. This seminar includes information on how it works, and how it is integrated into a 401(k) plan.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe Roth 401(k) plans.
    • Describe Roth 401(k) contribution options and tax implications.
    • Review nondiscrimination testing requirements.
    • Describe how to handle Roth 401(k) distributions.
    • Review primary considerations of Roth 401(k) contributions for plan participants and employers.
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    Past webinar recordings

     

    April 8 session - Families First Coronavirus Response Act – How to Calculate Tax Credits: This webinar provides instruction to accounting professionals on how to perform detailed computations of the credit calculations, how to determine which business clients qualify for the credits (employers and self-employed individuals), and the limitations that apply to the credits. (Note: this recording is not eligible for CPE or IRS CE credit)

     

    Families First Coronavirus Response Act – How to Calculate Tax Credits: This webinar provides instruction to accounting professionals on how to perform detailed computations of the credit calculations, how to determine which business clients qualify for the credits (employers and self-employed individuals), and the limitations that apply to the credits. (Note: this recording is not eligible for CPE or IRS CE credit)

     

    The SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: This webinar details the program, funded through the Small Business Administration, and provides information to help your clients whose businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses are eligible for these loans only if they are located in a declared disaster area. (Note: this recording is not eligible for CPE or IRS CE credit)

     

    SECURE Act - A Game Changer for Retirement Plans: This webinar details the benefits provided by the SECURE Act that your clients can take advantage of if they establish a retirement plan. Hosted by CPA.com, you will learn about the increased tax credits for eligible employers, the ability to add a key recruitment tool, and much more. (Note: this recording is not eligible for CPE credit)

     

    Retirement Outlook - Rise of State-Mandated Retirement Plans: In this session, you'll earn how to prepare to answer questions from clients about what actions they must take and when to address their compliance obligations regarding state-mandated retirement programs. Moderators also discuss other retirement plan solutions and how to advise on these options. (Please note: These recordings are not eligible for CPE credit)

     

    Top Federal Payroll and Employment Requirements for the New Year: Learn about the key federal payroll and employment-related regulations for 2020 such as healthcare reform, employment law, and retirement plan administration. This session will help you better prepare to respond to client questions and enhance consultative opportunities. (Please note: These recordings are not eligible for CPE credit.)  

     

    Emerging State Legislation: Top Issues Impacting Your Clients: This previously recorded session included a panel of CPAs and HR experts discussing some key regulations at the state and local level. Learn about strategies and helpful tips to help your firm and your clients understand the potential impact. (Please note: These recordings are not eligible for CPE credit.)

     

    Cybersecurity for Tax Professionals: If your firm stores clients' personal information, then it should have a basic understanding of how to protect that data. In this session, you'll learn - in nontechnical language - how to familiarize yourself with cybersecurity risks and basic strategies on how to develop internal controls. (Please note: This recording is not eligible for CPE credit.)

     

    Hot Tax Topics at Year-End: Learn how new legislation, tax forms, cryptocurrencies, and federal and state developments affect our tax systems and compliance obligations, as well as strategies to stay on top of the changes required for year-end planning. (Please note: These recordings are not eligible for CPE credit.)

     

    Strategies to Help Clients Find and Keep Talent: If your clients are struggling with employee turnover, you can better position yourself as a business consultant by learning and sharing strategies from this previously recorded one-hour webinar by CPA.com and Paychex on recruiting and retaining talent in a tight labor market. (Please note: These recordings are not eligible for CPE credit.)

     

    Benefits of a 401(k) Safe Harbor Plan: This previously recorded session explains the differences between a traditional 401(k) and safe harbor (401(k) plan, plus the significant advantages that offering a retirement plan for employees can have to your clients, including reducing their tax liability and helping enhance their recruitment efforts. It also discusses strategies in using knowledge about 401(k) retirement plans to help identify consultative opportunities. (Please note: These recordings are not eligible for CPE credit.)

     

    Helping Clients Control Healthcare Costs: This previously recorded session offers information on healthcare benefits accounts such as HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs so you can prepare to help clients be better equipped to find a cost-effective health insurance solution for their company. This webinar discusses how to leverage the unique features of benefits accounts, as well as the regulations, reporting, and tax savings associated with them. (Please note: These recordings are not eligible for CPE credit.)

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