The National Council of Agricultural Employers will host a webinar focusing on farmworker tax issues. Scheduled to be held July 14 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time (2 p.m. Eastern Time), the webinar will be led by Bob Wunderle, director of the La Posada Tax Clinic in Twin Falls, Idaho.

“Agricultural employers need to be aware of some of the unique payroll and income tax considerations regarding their employees,” NCAE President and CEO Michael Marsh said in a news release announcing the event. “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.”

The news release noted that the most recent Census of Agriculture published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed 2.4 million 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. agriculture.

“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.”

Participants will be eligible to receive one professional development credit from the Society for Human Resource Management upon completion of the webinar.

To register for this webinar, go to:

by Jonelle Mejica