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KPMG report: Payroll year-end planning guide, checklist for employment tax

Payroll year-end planning for employment tax

Year-end for payroll professionals generally begins when the next year’s inflation or indexed numbers are released in mid-October and ends in February, when most reports and forms for the prior year have been completed and filed.


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The 2018 Payroll Year-end Guide and Checklist were prepared jointly by KPMG Employment Tax professionals and editors at Bloomberg Tax. 

  • The guide covers a broad range of topics, including sections covering policy issues, changes reflecting the requirements of the new U.S. tax law, and common concerns at year-end that have been identified as historically troubling for employers. 
  • The checklist includes useful “dos” and “don’ts” intended to help employers track year-end payroll responsibilities. 

To complement these releases, KPMG LLP and Bloomberg Tax on December 5, 2018, hosted a TaxWatch webcast focusing on closing out the current year and preparing for changes in the coming year. Click here to access the webcast replay. 


For more information, contact a tax professional with KPMG’s Employment Tax Services:

Scott Schapiro | +1 703 286 8267 |

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