US Multistate Payroll Tax: Getting to the Source

What exactly triggers an obligation to withhold income tax and unemployment insurance and how can employment create an obligation to pay other state business taxes (e.g., corporate income tax)?

In this webcast, our panelists will explain the general concept of nexus, its symbiotic ties to employment, how sourcing rules differ for income tax withholding and employer taxes and how proposed legislation could reduce burden for both businesses and employees. We will also share key results from the EY/Bloomberg BNA 2016 Multistate Payroll Tax Compliance Survey with a focus on trends in compliance, governmental audits and policy design. 


Specific topics of focus will include: 

  • 2016 survey results – key compliance trends
  • 2016 survey results – state and local tax audit trends
  • 2016 survey results – policies governing business travelers
  • Business tax nexus generally
  • Employment and voluntary income tax withholding and their impact on nexus
  • Sourcing for income tax withholding vs. unemployment insurance
  • Policy design considerations
  • Where and how benchmarking can matter

This is an interactive webcast and we encourage you to ask questions.

1.5 RCH credits are available to Certified Payroll Professionals (CPP) and Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) professionals.

Special Guest:

  • Michael Baer, Bloomberg BNA, Managing Editor


  • Pete Berard, Ernst & Young LLP, Employment Tax Services
  • Candylin A. Mendoza, Ernst & Young LLP, Employment Tax Services
  • Debera Salam, Ernst & Young LLP, Payroll Information Services
  • Steven Wlodychak, Ernst & Young LLP, Indirect Tax


  • Richard Ferrari, Ernst &Young LLP, Indirect Tax