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Our enhanced Tax platform features:

  • Intelligent Search: featuring an easy-to-use global search bar available from every screen. Select a search suggestion to see results, or enter your own keyword search with terms and connectors.
  • Streamlined Search Results Display: see all relevant search results, preview words around search hits, access our popular think and code Picks feature that links to editor-selected content, and filter by an array of available selections. 
  • Clean and Modern Document Presentation: easy-to-read, view, and work with documents.
  • Enhanced Integration of Documents: straightforward viewing of related practice tools and other documents while researching.



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Expert Analysis

  • Fast Answers™: Concise answers to questions faced every day by payroll professionals.
  • Payroll Administration Guide: The most complete research tool available for payroll professionals, providing analysis of the latest tax rules, wage and hour laws, and practices and procedures for federal, state, and local jurisdictions. Helps to decipher the complexities of administering payroll by providing plain-language, accurate explanations of requirements through examples, checklists, comparison charts, practitioners’ tips, and key payroll tables. 
  • State Payroll Coverage: go directly to state specific coverage via the Go-To-State menu.

News & Commentary

  • Payroll News provides continual coverage of payroll developments and trends. Periodic special supplements to the newsletter offer expanded coverage of major professional conferences, updated withholding tables, new government forms, and extended treatment of important news developments that demand in-depth coverage.
  • Payroll Breaking News offers daily coverage of significant breaking federal and state news affecting payroll professionals. These briefs are later integrated into Payroll Administration Guide Newsletter and Payroll Administration Guide.
  • International Payroll News
  • Email Updates provide highlights of news and developments in the world of payroll with links to Payroll Administration Guide Newsletter, Payroll Library analysis, and government sources. Subscribers can also receive an afternoon email with highlights of changes to that service.

Practitioner Resources

  • Strategic White Papers (U.S. and international)
  • Payroll Reports (U.S.)
  • Payroll Webinars (U.S. and international)
  • Custom Research Requests (U.S. and international)
  • International Perspectives

Practice Tools


  • Interactive Payroll Forms - Includes more than 1,000 federal, state, and local interactive forms required for filing with various federal, state, and local agencies.

Chart Builders:   

  • State Comparison
  • IRC Conformity

Additional Tools:

  • State Report Builder
  • Federal Payroll Tables and Charts
  • Payroll Calculators - Help you to quickly do a manual check to confirm payroll amounts, including: Net to Gross Paycheck, Hourly Paycheck Deductions, and Section 125 Cafeteria Plans.
  • International Payroll Chart Builder

Source Documents

Statutes & Regulations:

  • Internal Revenue Code
  • Treasury Regulations
  • Wage Hour Regulations

Agency Documents:

  • Circular E, Employer’s Tax Guide
  • Payroll-Related Agency Documents


  • U.S. Tax Treaties

Cases & Court Rules

  • Court Opinions
  • Court Rules

Topics Covered

  • Federal Tax Coverage Rules
  • Special Employee/Employment Categories
  • Federal Tax Computations
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Wage and Benefits
  • Holidays and Leave
  • Federal Tax Returns and Deposits
  • Canadian Payroll
  • Wage-Hour Laws and Rules
  • Payroll Practices and Procedures
  • New Hires: Requirements, Tax Credits
  • Laws Affecting Payroll Departments
  • Wage-Payment and Wage-Deduction Laws
  • Workers’ Compensation and State Disability
  • Unemployment Insurance Laws
  • State and Local Income Tax Withholding
  • Country & Regional Primers
  • U.S. Expatriates
  • Nonresidents in the U.S.
  • U.S. Totalization Agreement Summaries

International Payroll

Country and Regional Primers feature information on specific payroll requirements in more than 90 countries including:

  • Africa/Middle East

    • Algeria
    • Angola
    • Botswana
    • Cameroon
    • Egypt
    • Ethiopia
    • Ghana
    • Iraq
    • Israel
    • Kenya
    • Kuwait
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Nigeria
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Sierra Leone
    • South Africa
    • Tanzania
    • Tunisia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Zimbabwe

  • Americas
    • Argentina
    • Aruba
    • Brazil
    •  Canada
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Cuba
    • Dominican Republic
    • Jamaica
    • Mexico
    • Panama
    • Peru
    • The Bahamas
    • United States
    • Uruguay
    • Venezuela
  • Asia/Pacific
    • Armenia
    • Australia
    • Bangladesh
    • Cambodia
    • China
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Japan
    • Malaysia
    • Myanmar
    • New Zealand
    • Pakistan
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Philippines
    • Singapore
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Vietnam
  • Europe
    •  Austria
    • Belgium
    • Bulgaria
    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Kazakhstan
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Turkey
    • United Kingdom