Government Insights

WOTC Legislation: Call to Action

WOTC update

The legislative authority of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) expired on January 1, 2015.  The program is currently in a hiatus period and requires reauthorization by act of Congress.  The Extender’s Coalition, a bi-partisan legislative advocacy organization, has prepared an electronic letter imploring members of Congress to pass a “tax extender bill” – including a [Read More…]

UI Integrity Technology Symposium- WINNING THE BATTLE AGAINST IMPROPER PAYMENTS

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If you will be attending the UI Integrity Technology Symposium in Washington, D.C., stop by our concurrent workshop to gain more insight on how to improve your program integrity and reduce improper payments through partnering and data sharing. When: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015- 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Where: CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS- Concord /Lexington- Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: 2015 FUTA Tax Rate Outlook

FUTA Tax Rates

Situation The “Great Recession” continues to impact FUTA tax rates in 2015 as evidenced by the five states that continue to borrow from the federal government in the form of “Title XII” loans.  The federal government offers states the ability to borrow when their unemployment trust funds are depleted and they are unable to pay [Read More…]

Identity Discovery: The Global Identity Summit

The key to success in discovery of an identity is understanding how disparate data elements combine to form a conclusive identity. A remote (online or mobile) application for access or services could be from the true person or a stolen or fictitious identity. Good identity verification uses a broad range of data elements to verify the [Read More…]

Huge Milestone Achieved with Managing the ACA

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We are proud to announce that Equifax has achieved a huge milestone on our journey to help employers comply with the Affordable Care Act. Our award-winning ACA Management Platform is now responsible for managing ACA compliance for over 14 million employees. That’s right – 14 million employees! … and we’re even more proud of our [Read More…]

Michigan Taxable Wage Base Decreases

Taxable Wage Base

Beginning with the third quarter of 2015, the annual wage on which an employer must pay unemployment taxes will be lowered from the current rate of $9,500 to $9,000.  The new rate of $9,000 will apply to all employers who pay unemployment taxes and who are not delinquent in the payment of unemployment contributions, penalties, [Read More…]

Information overload? Using data to build identities

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The information used in transactions with customers, consultants, and partners is continuously changing, but your systems may be hindering your ability to manage this change. The problem is not just about managing the technical integration, but the downstream implications of new information as it relates to the business policies that drive the relationships you have [Read More…]

Senate Finance Committee Passes Tax Extender Package

Beginning on July 21, the Senate Finance committee began their process of a “markup” of a tax extenders bill.  Recall that WOTC – a key element of the tax extenders, has been in hiatus since January 1, 2015.  The text of the markup proposal can be found here.  A markup is an important step in [Read More…]

Allaying concerns about fraud from third-party vendors

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Companies have spent a great deal of time and money protecting their core systems and infrastructure from cyber attacks — hardening their perimeters and moving to risk-based authentication for moderate to high risk resources. The collaborative environment of modern companies also means that there are quite a few “extranets”, which allow for information sharing with partners, third-party vendors, and [Read More…]

Using Analytics to Power Identity Proofing

Revolving Door Turnover

Confirming the identities of an individual user in a large populations can be challenging. A government agency giving a constituent access to sign up for benefits or check records may potentially be challenged with identifying a single person among more than 230 million adults. Combating identity-based fraud on that scale can be even more challenging. While [Read More…]