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New Form I-9 Must be in Use TODAY (September 18)

As we previously reported U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of Form I-9 on July 17, 2017. That new form is required to be used as of today, September 18, 2017. Although the changes to the new Form are minor, it’s critical that you have started or are now using the [Read More…]

What DACA Expiration Means for Employers

The Trump Administration announced this week that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been rescinded. DACA is a program implemented in 2012 under the Obama Administration that allowed certain individuals who came to the United States as children, had continuously resided in the United States, in school, graduated from high school, or [Read More…]

3 Letters from the IRS Your Organization Can’t Ignore

The failure of the Senate’s “skinny repeal” bill signaled what many employers were waiting to hear definitively: the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay, at least for now. If your organization had previously been playing “wait and see” regarding your reporting obligations, now is the time to comply with the ACA or face [Read More…]

Baby Boomer Wallets are Exploding: Over $320,000 in Average Assets per Household

Which generation controls over 46% of all U.S. invested assets? You guessed it: Baby Boomers. Boomers, born 1946-1964, have benefited hugely from the rising stock market. In fact, at almost $320,000, their average assets per Baby Boomer household has increased over $85,000 in the last five years and is over 24% higher than the mean [Read More…]

Baby Boomer Finances are Looking Fine for Communications Promotions: Income Up 15% in Five Years

For communications providers, marketing to consumers that have their finances in-check can help boost long-term ROI. Baby Boomers, born 1946-1964, fit that description fairly well with many Baby Boomer households having high total income, higher than average discretionary spending, and diminishing outstanding credit. Our latest infographic provides a look at how Boomer wallets have changed [Read More…]

Webinar On Demand: Q3 Economic and Credit Trends from Equifax

Make more informed decisions with economic and consumer credit insights from Equifax   Insights that Drive Strategic Growth Equifax has published the latest in our quarterly webinar series aimed at helping you make more informed decisions, with economic and consumer credit trends from across the U.S. Listen now as Chief Economist Amy Crews Cutts and [Read More…]

Can Advanced Analytics Improve Your Acquisition Strategy? Three Things You Need to Know

Financial services professionals already understand how using data and analytics can significantly improve the efficiency of customer acquisition. As the foundation of your acquisition campaigns, you most likely use internal data to create profiles of your best customers. But what may be missing from your strategy is the key to unlocking insights that can help [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence – SUI Tax Rate Forecasting

Situation As mentioned in last month’s issue of Tax Intelligence, for a majority of states the date used to calculate state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax rates for the forthcoming calendar year is June 30th, which is known as the computation date.  So while most of the employer-specific information used by state workforce agencies in calculating [Read More…]

Do You WOTC? Target Groups for the WOTC Opportunity Tax Credit

According to the United States Department of Labor, employers generally can earn a tax credit equal to 25% or 40% of a new Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WTOC) eligible employee. Does your organization take advantage of this opportunity?  WOTC was enacted by the federal government to promote the hiring of certain targeted demographic groups that [Read More…]

Best Practices: 3 Secrets to High-Value Customer Acquisition

In the communications and digital media industry, acquiring customers isn’t necessarily the biggest challenge. It’s finding and keeping the high-value customers that becomes difficult — and getting them on board requires more than just offering the best pricing. It requires honing in on data, analytics, and insights that can help predict who your best customers [Read More…]