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…]

Webinar: Department of Education’s new “Gainful Employment” Rules

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A well-known attorney with an education-related practice will provide insights on the Department of Education’s new “Gainful Employment” rules at an upcoming webinar. Join us to better understand the new reporting requirements, and what they may mean to your institution. You’ll also learn about how to gain insight into key data and metrics on your [Read More…]

Visit Equifax at the AACC Annual Convention

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Join Equifax at the AACC 2015 Annual Convention – April 18-21 in San Antonio, TX and learn how we can help provide educational institutions with graduate outcome metrics based on objective and verified data that identifies graduate and program performance. The Gainful Employment regulation will go into effect July 1, 2015. Are your programs at [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 and Higher Education

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E-verify mandate to come?  Survey says… U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took a fairly big step toward determining the fate of the much rumored E-verify mandate.  While the details and any timeframe for a potential E-verify mandate are still to be determined, USCIS is looking to hear from E-verify employers.  On February 11, 2015, [Read More…]

IRS Releases Final 1094-C and 1095-C Forms and Instructions

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On February 9, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released the final Forms 1094-C and 1095-C that are required to comply with section 6055 and 6056 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers that are subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions under section 4980H, generally Applicable Large Employer (ALE) Members (those with 100 or [Read More…]

Obama’s Budget Proposal Calls for Strict Enforcement of ACA Penalties for Employers

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President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 federal budget proposal, released on February 2, 2015 by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), includes a specific provision where the IRS will ramp up enforcement efforts to “address noncompliance” including oversight of various fees, tax credits and the individual and employer responsibility provisions of the Affordable [Read More…]

Unemployment Insurance in Education

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For school districts, the topic of unemployment insurance can be very tricky.  Today the average cost of an unemployment claim for a school district is $3,780.  It doesn’t take long for those costs to add up and that is why it is crucial for you to understand the newest UI regulation mandates.  Read the article [Read More…]

E-Verify Announcements – myE-Verify and Record Disposal

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E-Verify has been active recently with several new announcements over the past few weeks.  While they may not have a significant immediate impact, the release of myE-Verify along with new Record Disposal rules present a perfect opportunity to review your overall procedures related to E-Verify.  Highlights of the recent announcements include the following: myE-Verify: A [Read More…]

Compliance in Education: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

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Compliance is a hot topic to most, if not all, higher ed institutions.  Whether the discussion is centered around presenting new hires with the appropriate forms, like Section 503 or VEVRAA, complying with the latest Executive Orders for minimum wage, LGBT or Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, or ensuring that all Form I-9s are complete [Read More…]