Jun 27, 2022
NCAE to host webinar on farmworker tax issues

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) will be hosting a webinar focusing on farmworker tax issues. The webinar will be led by Bob Wunderle, CPA, MBA, director of the La Posada Tax Clinic in Twin Falls, Idaho. The webinar will begin at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 14.

“Agricultural employers need to be aware of some of the unique payroll and income tax considerations regarding their employees,” said Michael Marsh, president and CEO of NCAE. “This webinar will cover and attempt to answer employer questions regarding those considerations. We will dive into what employers should be thoughtful of as they properly account for the tax requirements of domestic and Temporary H-2A farmworkers.”

According to the most recent Census of Agriculture published by the USDA, 2.4 million hired agricultural workers are employed on America’s farms and ranches. This fiscal year an estimated 317,000 temporary foreign workers will work alongside domestic workers in U.S. fields, orchards, groves, barns, vineyards, and pastures. It takes a lot of hands to ensure domestic food security. Proper accounting for payroll and income taxes is an imperative for agricultural employers.

“NCAE’s members are committed to the ethical treatment of our employees and do so with integrity,” said Marsh. “Proper tax treatment of their payroll is a critical step in that ethical treatment and a necessity for employer compliance. We are thrilled that someone as knowledgeable about farmworker tax issues as Bob Wunderle is available to assist agricultural employers in that compliance.”

Participants will be eligible to receive one Professional Development Credit from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) upon completion of the webinar. Registration for this important event is available at ncaeonline.org.

NCAE is the national trade association focusing on agricultural labor issues from the employer’s viewpoint.


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