Assignments for Portfolio Development
In order to demonstrate college-level mastery of the course objectives, you will be required to write a narrative for your electronic portfolio which specifically addresses each of the course objectives. Each objective should be one chapter/section of your narrative. Collect and submit the number and types of documents your mentor requires to be part of your portfolio as proof of your mastery of the course content. Label each exhibit to correspond/relate to a given course objective(s). All PLA work must be submitted to the Digital Drop Box (DDB) unless the mentor determines that a piece of evidence is not conducive to electronic transmission. If that occurs, the mentor will tell you what address to send the PLA material to her/him. Only a copy of that evidence should be sent because it will not be returned to you.
Narratives are to be 10-15 pages using the process indicated below:
I. Draft Outline - "Flesh out" the contents of your electronic portfolio as much as possible.
II. First Draft - Address each objective. Be sure to include specific examples that relate to general concepts or theories. Include references to evidence.
III. Second Draft - Integrate objectives into a cohesive narrative. There should be both an Introduction, a bibliography and a Summary/Conclusion.
IV. Final Revision - Incorporate changes based on mentor feedback to the previous draft.
V. Submit Final Narrative - Final narrative should address all course objectives and must be presented in the following:
A. Title Page
B. Table of Contents - have a chapter/section subheading for each course objective.
D. Body of Narrative: have a chapter/section subheading for each course objective.
F. Footnotes/Citations of Evidence.
G. Bibliography - Should include a minimum of 6 citations in accordance with
APA or MLP (See Citing References in the the External Links section of this Blackboard course).
H. List of Evidence Cited in Narrative
If the final narrative is too large for a single DDB submission, items of evidence can be deposited as separate submissions.
2- Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of payroll systems and the preparation of payroll records including an employer's payroll taxes for federal, state, and local governments. The student will also be able to demonstrate how federal and state tax laws apply to the preparation of individual and business tax returns as well as to individual or business tax problems and tax planning.
Through the prior learning assessment process, students will demonstrate college-level mastery of the following objectives:
- Compute and record the employer's portion of social security, Medicare taxes, federal and state unemployment taxes, and compensation insurance premiums for a hypothetical paycheck.
- Explain how and when payroll taxes are paid to federal and state governments.
- Discuss the following forms: Wage and Tax Statement (Form W-2), Annual Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements (Form W-3), Employer's Federal Unemployment Tax Return (Form 940), Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return (Form 941).
- Examine the implications of using a computerized payroll system.
- Discuss the laws that impact payroll tax accounting: Fair Labor Standards Act, Social Security Act, and the Federal Income Tax Law.