Compliance Focus

Managing the ACA – Workforce Trends by Industry

ACA Compliance

What do your industry’s trends say about how you should manage the Affordable Care Act? Did you know that 65% of employees in the U.S. are hourly? Are you aware that, based on the average pay rate for hourly workers, the maximum monthly premium for healthcare to be considered “affordable” under the Affordable Care Act [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: Sourcing of SUI Wages

SUI Wages

Situation When an employee performs services in one state, proper reporting or “sourcing” of wages for state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) purposes is fairly simple; report the wages and remit taxes to that specific state.  However, when an employee performs services in multiple states, employers are challenged with determining which state is the proper sourcing state. [Read More…]

Many Employers Not Prepared for ACA Reporting-Survey with PwC

ACA and IRS Reporting Guide for Employers Banner

The results are in… and employers still have a lot to do to prepare for ACA reporting. Equifax recently published the results of a survey conducted with PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. on the readiness of employers for Affordable Care Act reporting.  The survey consisted of responses from nearly 500 organizations of different sizes that span across various [Read More…]

Child Support Assistance Act 2015: ‘Bill H.R. 2091′ Introduced


What is the Child Support Assistance Act of 2015? The Child Support Assistance Act of 2015, introduced in the United States House of Representatives as bill H.R. 2091 on April 29, 2015, is an effort to help state and local child support enforcement agencies (Agencies) aid families in collecting child support payments. Equifax has strongly [Read More…]

Employment Verifications, I-9 Compliance, and Gordmans – Upcoming Webinar


If only you could instantly match your payroll data to your I-9s to identify missing I-9s, you could give a big boost to your Form I-9 compliance. Well, you can. In fact, Gordmans did just that and will talk about it at an upcoming webinar. The national retailer harnessed The Work Number® as a compliance [Read More…]

A Deep Dive into ACA IRS Reporting with Intuit and Equifax


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

worker misclassification

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

WOTC retro

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…]

TCI Tax Intelligence: State Job Tax Credits – Precertification Requirement

state jobs tax credits

Situation The majority of U.S. states offer some type of state job tax credits. These credits are very lucrative and serve as an incentive for companies to hire new full-time employees.  However, these credits are not automatic.  Currently, most state job creation incentives require a preapplication, preapproval or certification prior to the project start date. [Read More…]

Retro WOTC: Real Value, Little Time

Money on Table

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…]