Postdocs who are employees for the full calendar year have a tax situation that mirrors that of other types of employees in the US, so they are well served by tax software, tax professionals, etc.
Postdocs who are not employees for any part of the year, however, have a very unusual tax situation—even more so than non-employee graduate students. It's often difficult to communicate this unique status to tax software or tax preparers, which is where this workshop can help.
The salaries or stipends that pay these postdocs are typically not reported on an official tax form or an unusual form is used (e.g., Form 1099-MISC), which is often mistaken either for non-taxable income or self-employment income. In addition, they often indirectly receive taxable benefits that are perplexing to try to report. Postdocs non-employees also have questions about the estimated tax they did or did not pay during the calendar year and how that affects their tax returns.
Even postdocs who received fellowship/non-employee income as graduate students have to update their knowledge for their new non-student status. Postdocs do not receive the same higher education tax benefits that graduate students do, and their income type also may disqualify them from certain tax benefits that they might otherwise receive, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit.
All these scenarios and complexities are addressed by this educational workshop (federal income tax only).