Thomas LeClair

Thomas LeClair

Tax Senior Manager

BDO Chicago Office



Executive Summary

Tom LeClair is a Senior Manager in BDO’s Employment Tax Practice and has 10 years of experience in payroll processing and employment tax compliance and consulting services. Tom also has extensive experience in federal and multistate employment tax compliance, penalty and controversy resolution, and payroll operations.
Prior to joining BDO Tom led the Central Region Employment Tax Practice at Grant Thornton. Previously, he managed the employment tax group at a Chicago-based human resources and payroll service provider, where he oversaw payroll processing and employment tax compliance for more than 200 client businesses across a number of industries.
Tom’s specific experience includes:
  • Advising and assisting clients with employment tax issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions and restructuring
  • Identifying employment tax refund and savings opportunities
  • Assisting clients in mitigating risk and identifying opportunities in connection with changes to payroll systems and third-party providers
  • Dealing with quarterly and annual payroll reconciliations and information-reporting compliance (for example, Forms W-2 and 1099)
  • Advising on worker classification issues
  • Dealing with various employment tax issues related to multistate and mobile employees, third-party sick pay and employee fringe benefits