Bulletin: Faster Employment Verifications Needed to Improve Hiring Process

Faster Employment Verifications Needed to Improve Hiring Process Employers today face a rise in fraudulent documents including, resumes and pay stubs provided during the application process. Technology is enabling ease of creation and access to these fraudulent documents through numerous online listings and blog posts. Research shows that 53% of resumes and job applications contain [Read More…]

Webinar: The New Form I-9 and Election’s Impact on Immigration

Webinar Recording:  ” Understanding the New Form I-9 and the Election’s Potential Impact on Immigration Reform” Download our recent webinar recording to hear a leading immigration attorney explain the key changes to the newly released version of Employment Eligibility Verification form (“Form I-9”). This webinar was originally presented in January 2017  Montserrat Miller, Partner at Arnall [Read More…]

Article: What You Need to Know About WOTC Retro Guidance and Extension

Since first implemented, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program, or WOTC, has helped countless companies to benefit from significant tax incentives when they hire individuals from groups that typically face barriers to finding employment. The result is that companies that hire WOTC-eligible employees can earn an income tax credit of up to $2,400 per hire [Read More…]

Article: “How to Ensure Your Company is Immigration Compliant”

In the May 2016 issue of HR Magazine, Irina Plumlee, immigration practice group leader in the Dallas office of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr shares best practices in an article titled, “How to Ensure Your Company Is Immigration Compliant”.  Plumlee says, “There are few employment processes where taking a proactive approach pays off better than immigration [Read More…]

WOTC Goes Retro: Recapture Missed Tax Credits

Recapture Missed Tax Credits: WOTC Goes Retro After a long hiatus, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) has been reinstated by Congress, and it now offers even more opportunities for employers to collect significant tax credits. So if you hired individuals from certain groups that face barriers to employment anytime between January 1, 2015 and [Read More…]

Webinar: DOL Guidance on Retro WOTC Screening…and New Category

Evan Migdail of DLA Piper will be joining me for a webinar about the IRS “retro WOTC” guidance. He’ll also talk about the new WOTC category for the long-term unemployed. I’ll add some thoughts about best practices for employers to gain the maximum benefit from this opportunity. WOTC — Work Opportunity Tax Credit in full [Read More…]

WOTC Extension: Form 8850 Filing Deadline Extended

Noting that the uncertainty around the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and its prolonged hiatus in 2015 affected employers’ hiring and tax planning strategies, the IRS has issued Notice 2016-22 that provides “transition relief” for employers to submit WOTC certification requests for any employee hired (other than the newly added target group for qualified long-term unemployment [Read More…]

Bulletin: WOTC Transition Relief Guidance Released

Situation The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program had been in hiatus since Jan 1, 2015.  On December 18, 2015 the President signed into law the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 that extends the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) retroactively for hires from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2019.  The legislation also [Read More…]

Bulletin: Work Opportunity Tax Credit Expands

Work opportunity tax credit expanded The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) allows employers who hire employees who meet a defined set of qualifications to get a credit against income tax of a percentage of wages paid to the qualified employees. The credit amount and duration varies by the set of qualifications. The Protecting Americans from [Read More…]

WOTC Renewed

The President has signed into law the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 that extends the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) retroactively for hires from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2019.  The legislation also added a new target group to WOTC for long-term recipients of unemployment benefits. The measure also includes a retroactive [Read More…]