State Payroll Tax Withholding for Traveling Employees


This is a virtual event, accessible over phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


State tax rules covering traveling employees can be daunting, and a number of states impose withholding obligations on employers who send employees into their state for even one day—even if the employee resides in a foreign country. This can become an even bigger problem when the employee retires, since many states impose tax on deferred compensation, regardless of whether the employee lives in the taxing state.

Presented by Timothy Noonan, a state tax attorney and author of “Noonan’s Notes” in State Tax Notes, this webinar will:
• Help businesses identify the key compliance issues associated with state withholding tax and offer practical solutions to the morass of withholding rules and regulations. 
• Discuss nexus, tax residency, withholding on deferred compensation, telecommuters, and expatriates.  
• Share a number of “best practices” and effective ways to bring a business into compliance— without breaking the bank.

Educational Objectives:
• Understand nexus standards for tax withholding
• Learn about the various income/time thresholds for withholding
• Get practical guidance for handling payroll tax audits
• Understand how to manage payroll tax withholding for mobile employees

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
CFOs, Human Resources directors, CPAs, enrolled agents, tax attorneys, corporate tax staff, and other business and financial advisors working with multistate employers


Timothy Noonan
  • Partner
  • HodgsonRuss LLP

Tim focuses his practice in the state and local tax area. His work primarily involves New York State and New York City tax litigation and controversy. Over the past 18 years, Tim has handled more than 900 personal income tax, sales tax, corporate tax, or other New York tax audits. He also has handled about 100 cases in New York’s Division of Tax Appeals.

Tim leads the firm’s New York Residency Practice and he is one of the leading practitioners in this area of the law. He has handled some of the most high-profile residency cases in New York over the past decade, including a 2014 win in the Gaied case, one of the first New York residency cases to ever reach New York’s highest court. Tim also co-authored the 2016 edition of the CCH Residency and Allocation Audit Handbook and Contesting New York Tax Assessments--Fourth Edition, published by the New York State Bar Association. He is often quoted by media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Forbes, on residency and other state tax issues. And in 2018, Tim was appointed to the Advisory Board of Tax Analysts’ State Tax Notes, a national multistate tax publication.

As the “Noonan” in “Noonan’s Notes,” a monthly column in State Tax Notes, Tim is a nationally recognized author and speaker on state tax issues. In addition to the CCH Residency and Allocation Audit Handbook, Tim has served as a contributing author or editor for several other tax publications and treatises, including the American Bar Association's Sales and Use Tax Deskbook, the "New York Sales Tax Guide" published by, the corporate apportionment chapter in Thomson Reuters’ Checkpoint Analyst and the New York chapter of LexisNexis’s Practice Insights. Tim has also written more than 100 articles in state and local tax publications around the country over the past several years. He speaks on state tax issues for audiences around the country on an average of 20 times a year, including a regular stint on the CCH webinar circuit. Tim also runs the award-winning Noonan’s Notes Blog, where he and his colleagues offer regular commentary on developments in the world of New York and multistate tax law.

Tim also has handled a significant number of residency and sales tax issues in other states, including work with many national and international clients on multistate compliance or voluntary disclosures. He has also appeared before the Connecticut Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals in litigated matters and recently was admitted to practice law in Connecticut.

Continuing Education

1.0 General COA
Practice Areas:
Tax & Accounting
A basic understanding of payroll tax.
Production Date:
Price: $224.00