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How Planning For Attribution Sets Up Holiday Season Success

The fourth quarter is always the busiest time for consumer marketers. They spend more on media and, in theory, they drive more money through increased holiday sales. This may result in high ROI, but in today’s fractured media landscape, a marketer needs to go much further to better understand how each channel affected the affluent [Read More…]

Webinar: Enable Easier Rules Management with InterConnect

  For many years, organizations across the globe have relied on InterConnect®—a leading cloud-based, modular decision management platform from Equifax—to help them move quickly and efficiently from initial business strategy to measureable results in the marketplace. Now Equifax has teamed up with Sparkling Logic to strengthen one of InterConnect’s core products. The result is the [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: Ohio Savings Opportunity

Situation Ohio is one of many states that offers employers the opportunity to utilize voluntary contribution (“VC”) and joint account (“JA”) strategies to reduce state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax costs.  VC strategies (available in 26 states) allow employers to “buy down” their SUI tax rate, while JA strategies (available in 12 states) allow employers to [Read More…]

The Container Store: Supporting Compliance for Employee’s Sake

The Container Store opened its first location in 1978 and has grown to 80 stores, with plans to open more stores across multiple states in the near future.  With one of its major principles ‘employees come first’, it’s very important to The Container Store to focus on hiring great talent and creating an environment where [Read More…]

Webinar | New Form I-9 and Election’s Impact on Immigration Reform

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016  Time: 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT, 11:00 AM MT, 10:00 AM PT Fee:  Free   Join us to hear a leading immigration attorney explain the key changes to the newly released version of Employment Eligibility Verification form (“Form I-9”). Montserrat Miller, Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, will lead a [Read More…]

Webinar | Getting the Most out of WOTC: 3 Employers Speak

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016  Time: 3:00 PM ET, 2:00 PM CT, 1:00 PM MT, 12:00 PM PT Fee:  Free Join us to hear three employers discuss their WOTC programs and share best practices for taking full advantage of this valuable credit. Three HR/payroll/Tax pros will talk about how they manage their Work Opportunity Tax [Read More…]

WOTC Has a Broad Range of Benefits…So What are They?

Leveraging WOTC Screening for State Tax Credits Many states offer their own tax credits based on hiring employees in specific target groups, similar to WOTC. In fact, some states use some of the same target groups as the WOTC program allowing employers to capture both the federal WOTC credit and the state credit simultaneously to [Read More…]

November 2016 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for negligently handling medication. She was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that she was discharged for misconduct connected with the work.  The claimant appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The employer testified that the claimant, a health aide, was discharged [Read More…]

Webcast Summary: Mitigating Overpayment of Employment Taxes

General Overview The following employment taxes are assessed against employers up to annual taxable wage base limits: FICA (social security): 6.20% on the first $118,500 (2016, $127,200 for 2017) of wages – up to $7,347 per employee (“EE”) FUTA (federal unemployment): 0.60% (exclusive of FUTA credit reductions) on the first $7,000 of wages – up [Read More…]

ACA Update: IRS Extends Distribution Deadline for 1095 Forms

Were you greeted at work today by news of the IRS extending the distribution deadline for 1095 forms? The Equifax ACA team has reviewed the official documentation from the IRS to provide you with the important details you need. Following consultation with stakeholders, the Department of the Treasury and the IRS have determined that a substantial [Read More…]