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A Deep Dive into ACA IRS Reporting with Intuit and Equifax

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A Deep Dive into ACA IRS Reporting with Intuit and Equifax Form 1095 for the Affordable Care Act is often called the “W-2 of benefits”. However, the stakes are much higher when it comes to reporting under ACA because this information will determine the penalties that you and your employees could face for failing to [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: Worker Misclassification

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Background The courts and other governmental authorities [including the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”), and state workforce agencies (“SWAs”)] have addressed the issue of worker misclassification for decades.  These government authorities believe that when a worker is considered an employee, and not an independent contractor (“IC”), workforce compliance and the [Read More…]

Department of Labor Issues WOTC Retro and Hiatus Guidance

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The Department of Labor has issued Training and Employment Guidance Letter 28-14 detailing “Reauthorization of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program for 2014 and Authorization Lapse for 2015.  As we have seen in previous hiatus situations, the State Workforce Agencies (SWA) are instructed to continue processing all timely filed certification request for individuals hired [Read More…]

Retro WOTC: Real Value, Little Time

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Staffing firms’ onboarding processes are filled with challenges due to a rapidly changing contingent workforce environment, high turnover and hiring rates, and operational inefficiencies; which has a direct impact on their bottom line. This makes staffing organizations a prime candidate to benefit from a WOTC screening platform that delivers an automated process and service that helps identify, qualify, and [Read More…]

The special challenges of remote I-9s – a recent webinar

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Form I-9 seems simple on the surface, but it is filled with landmines and compliance implications throughout.  Adding in remote hires only increases the complexities and introduces special compliance risks. This fact was driven home at a recent webinar where we included a live polling question for attendees on the role of notaries as representatives [Read More…]

Upcoming Webinar: Benefit charge audits – a hidden source of unemployment cost savings

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Benefit charge audits – not always regarded as glamorous work, but this is a key process that contributes significantly to the bottom line. It’s also an important way to contribute to the integrity of our nation’s unemployment insurance system. REGISTER for the webinar A group of my colleagues will be holding a webinar on March [Read More…]

TCI Tax Intelligence: WOTC Transition Relief

WOTC transition relief

Situation The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program had been in hiatus since Jan 1, 2014.  On December 19, 2014, legislation was enacted to extend the WOTC program through December 31, 2014. While many employers may have continued to screen applicants and submit 8850s for certification during that time period, some employers either did not [Read More…]

Decoding ACA: IRS Reporting and Subsidy Management

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Decoding ACA: IRS Reporting and Subsidy Management Webinar: Tuesday | April 21 | 2:00 PM EDT IRS reporting forms 1094 and 1095 for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been finalized and coding the forms can be especially complex when taking into consideration new concepts such as limited non-assessment periods, affordability safe harbors, and varying [Read More…]

E-Verify Shutdown Avoided – DHS Funded

E-Verify Avoids Shutdown

Department of Homeland Security funded through Sept. 30 On March 3, 2015 Congress has reached an agreement to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the September 30 end of the budget year and E-Verify service will NOT be disrupted as was reported as a possibility in our previous posts, “DHS Funding/Immigration Remain in [Read More…]

E-Verify Shutdown Avoided with Short-term Funding Extension

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DHS Short-term Funding Approved; Immediate E-Verify Shutdown Avoided Congress has reached a short-term agreement to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through  Friday, 3/6 and E-Verify service will NOT be disrupted at this time as was reported as a possibility in our previous post, DHS Funding/Immigration Remain in the News – E-Verify Implications. Please [Read More…]