PEO Payroll Tax Specialist

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  • Prepares federal, state and local tax returns, processes payroll tax payments and maintains compliance with payroll tax regulations. Resolves client tax issues and ensures that PEO tax accounts remain in balance.
  • Coordinates tax payments and returns with Taxpay and PEO Accounting to ensure timely payment of PEO payroll taxes to agencies.
  • Researches payment and liability variances between Taxpay accounts and payroll system liabilities to ensure accurate tax payments.
  • Ensures timely filing with agencies of all necessary payroll tax returns.
  • Assists payroll clients with tax-related issues, including client tax penalty notices to meet their expectations.
  • Responds to and resolves PEO Parent Company Tax Notices on behalf of PEO.
  • Provides PEO Compliance group with information and data needed to file corporate reports for PEO.
  • Prepares written correspondence for clients to notify tax agencies when a client joins PEO.
  • Ensures that PEO tax filings meet agency compliance regulations when the tax is not supported by the Taxpay product.
  • Prepares and distributes W2s to worksite employees requesting copies or needing changes in accordance with PEO Employer of Record responsibilities.
  • Amends tax returns to accommodate for client prior quarter adjustments (PQAs).
  • Ensures accurate transmission of tax returns and information from PEO to Taxpay at quarter- and year-end.
  • Determines correct local tax coding for worksite employees.
  • Verifies and releases PQAs to ensure accuracy of all information that will feed to parent entities and affect tax returns.
  • Acts as subject matter expert regarding taxation/processing questions
  • Maintains integrity of tax files for parent entities to maintain compliance with federal, state and local tax agency requirements.
  • High School diploma.
  • A minimum of 3 years of payroll or accounting experience.
Locations: FL, St Petersburg, Peo St. Petersburg Office
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Category: Customer Service/Operations
Requisition #: CUS-16-02283
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