Payroll Tax Specialist

Job Description


As the leader of rehabilitative care, Encompass Health offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its national network of rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies that spans 42 states and Puerto Rico. Setting the standard for providing excellent care, Encompass Health has earned its place among Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” and the Fortune “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2021.


The Payroll Tax Specialist calculates, reconciles, reports and deposits taxes in accordance with authority regulations and our policies and procedures and ensures compliance with Federal, State and Local requirements.


  • Completes tasks to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local taxing authorities.
  • Understands how to access current policies and procedures.
  • Ensures the policies and procedures are incorporated into daily activities.
  • Initiates supervisor review on questionable items including employee pay, taxation, and benefits.
  • Works closely with teammates to recognize and report operational issues to supervisor.
  • Runs and reviews queries and reports to verify withholding.
  • Corresponds with Withholding Agencies.
  • Evaluates Federal and State laws regarding withholding limits.
  • Prepares federal, state, and local payroll tax returns.
  • Maintains payroll tax files.
  • Assists with W-2 and W-2c processing.
  • Researches and resolves any tax inquiry related to assigned accounts.
  • Monthly reconciles all employee tax jurisdiction set-ups.
  • Reconciles and maintains individual spreadsheets for withholding tax and unemployment liabilities.
  • Reconciles associated general ledger accounts for federal, state, and local tax liabilities.



  • High school diploma
  • 1-3 years payroll experience
  • Payroll Tax experience is a plus


Enjoy competitive compensation and benefits that start day one of employment, including:

  • Affordable medical, dental and vision plans provided to meet the needs of full and part-time employees and their families.
  • Generous paid time off that increases with tenure.
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities.

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Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time
Job ID: 2218387