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ASA Seminar Payroll & Tax Strategies for Public Works Contractors

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ASA (American Subcontractors Association) San Diego Chapter Seminar on Payroll and Tax Strategies for Public Works Contractors, May 8, 2012 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. PST, $55.00 Members/$85.00 Non-members – register here.

I’m very excited to be working with Steve Kuzmack, President of Fringe Benefit Experts as we present a 2-hour seminar for the ASA San Diego Chapter on Payroll and Tax Strategies for Public Works Contractors.  Steve will be live, while I will be logging in remotely.  Come join us to learn:  Why cash is “KING”! and why Public Works Construction and Prevailing Wage projects require advanced financial planning methods and tools along with an understanding of the ever-changing compliance requirements — so that you get paid on time!

What You Will Learn

Learn How:

  • To reduce payroll taxes and insurance premiums on your prevailing wage projects in order to win more bids.
  • “Bona Fide” benefit plans operate and how they decrease labor costs while increasing company profits and enhance employee benefit programs.
  • You, the owner, can put more pre-tax money into your personal 401K.
  • To smooth out the wage discrepancies between Private and Public Work.
  • To generate more profit by eliminating $2.00 – $4.00 or more per hour in payroll burden – based on San Diego Wage Rates.
  • To be more competitive when submitting bids.

Learn about the Compliance Monitoring Unit and “electronic” Certified Payroll Reporting requirements:

  • What is a Certified Payroll Report?
  • How do I complete a paper Certified Payroll Report?
  • What is an electronic certified payroll report and how do I complete one?
  • Are there different requirements for State and Federally funded construction projects?
  • Can your payroll software program integrate with MyLCM and the CMU?

Learn about Certified Payroll Solution for QuickBooks:

  • Automatically generate prevailing wage, ARRA, EEOC/Work Utilization and Fringe Benefit Reports by extending the power of QuickBooks.
  • Electronically submit certified payroll reports to LCP Tracker, Hill International (MyLCM), Elation Systems and other labor compliance programs.

Learn About Types of “Bona Fide” Fringe Benefit Plans:

  • SUB Plan – “Field Workers Get Paid When Not Working” {Holidays, Layoffs, Reduction in hours}.
  • Pension Plan – How to Increase Owner and Staff Pre-Tax Contributions.
  • Health Plan – Make Health Insurance Premiums not only Pre-Income Tax but Pre-Payroll Tax as well.

Learn About Bookkeeping, Accounting, Payroll & Certified Payroll Reporting Procedures:

  • When you pay the full fringe rate as part of employees hourly rate of pay.
  • When you pay the full fringe rate to one or more “bona fide” fringe benefit plans.
  • When you pay a portion of the fringe benefit rate to a plan and the balance in cash.
Registration Information
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: SMART Safety Offices,  9471 Ridgehaven Court #C, San Diego, CA  92123
Cost: $55 Members / $85 Non Members
About Your Host:

Nancy Smyth, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Nancy Smyth, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.
QuickBooks Construction & Payroll Expert

I've been using and supporting QuickBooks products since the early 1990's. I've worked with thousands of contractors, assisting them with QuickBooks setup, Certified Payroll Reporting requirements, AIA Billing and Weighted-Average Overtime.

QuickBooks is a powerful product, but learning how to use it in your construction business can be difficult. I hope you find resources available here to be helpful.

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