Collecting Paperwork: Don’t Let It Slow Down Your WOTC Program

We asked a group of over 200 attendees at a recent webinar what step in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) process gave them the most trouble. The most common response: Collecting supporting documentation. This is a problem for employers because once you’ve identified individuals who qualify for WOTC, you still need to assemble certain supporting documents [Read More…]

I-9 Compliance Alert: Change in Planned New Form I-9

As reported in our previous blog post a new version of Form I-9 is scheduled to be released July 17, 2017.  This will be the second new Form I-9 to be released in the past 12 months. The planned changes to the new Form I-9 were set to include an update to allow entrepreneurs seeking [Read More…]

WOTC Screening: Don’t Leave Money on the Table!

Too many companies leave money on the table simply because they don’t screen all new hires to see who is eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). Don’t let this happen to your organization. The first step to a successful WOTC program is effective screening. One way to get the best possible screening percentage [Read More…]

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…]