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Educational Resources

The following products provide valuable information on a range of federal tax responsibilities that apply to Federal tax issues faced by federal, state and local governments.

FSLG Products

These items were created and are maintained by the office of Federal, State, and Local Governments specifically to address the federal tax concerns of governmental entities.

Publication 963, Federal-State Reference Guide
This publication provides government employers a comprehensive reference guide for Social Security and Medicare coverage and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax withholding issues.

Publication 5137, Fringe Benefit Guide
In-depth discussion of meal allowances, travel, transportation, moving expenses, education and other common fringe benefit situations for public employers.

Publication 5138, Quick Reference Guide for Public Employers
A brief guide to information reporting and employment tax rules, including social security coverage and fringe benefits, for government employers.

Form 14581, FSLG Compliance Self-Assessment
This tool provides a “checklist” form to allow you to determine your level of compliance with Federal tax laws.

FSLG Toolkit
This web-based contains a collection of links to all essential Federal tax materials for all employers. This Toolkit contains four subsections to address: Public employers, Government Entity Compliance, Government Retirement Plans, and International Issues.

General IRS Publications

The products below are general IRS publications for employers. With few exceptions, the material in these publications is applicable to all employers, governmental or private.

Publication 15, Employer’s Tax Guide (Circular E)
Publication 15-A, Employer’s Supplemental Tax Guide
Publication 15-B, Fringe Benefit Tax Guide

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Webinar Archives
View recorded presentations on various topics for government entities.


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