Compliance Focus

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…]

Compliance webinar – poll suggests more growth for auto loan securitization


The automotive lending community seems to be leaning towards a bullish view on continued growth in securitization of auto loans. That was the indication we got from attendees at a recent webinar on the changing regulatory environment for lenders and dealerships. The audience of over 150 managers, underwriters, loan officers, compliance managers and others in the automotive [Read More…]

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

Webcast replay

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…]

Demystifying compliance issues in automotive dealing & lending and the impact of the CFPB


Webinar: Demystifying compliance issues in automotive lending & dealing and the impact of the CFPB Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Time: 2:00 PM ET During the webinar, attendees will learn about key compliance concerns for automotive dealers and lenders from a former examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, including the increasing reach and influence [Read More…]

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

Webcast replay

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


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


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…]