Service Companies Can Help Minimize Security Risk with a Safe Haven for Customer Data

Hackers. They steal and sell data, especially at the point of sale and during customer acquisition periods. No customer wants their personally identifiable information (PII) floating around loose in the world, especially when they shared it with a company that maintains a trusted reputation. Likewise, your company wants to do its utmost to protect your [Read More…]

Webinar: Day 1 Certainty Best Practices for Mortgage Lenders

Day 1 Certainty Best Practices Webinar – What You Need to Know for a Successful Implementation Date:  Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Time:  2:00 PM (EDT) Fee:  Free with discount code EQ815     It has been almost a year since Fannie Mae kicked of the DU® validation service for Day 1 Certainty™, which officially integrates [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: State Unemployment Tax Economic Update

In a majority of states, employer-specific factors (benefit charges, taxable payroll, tax contributions, and reserve account balances) used in calculating 2018 state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax rates will be fixed as of June 30, 2017.  However, there are still unknown legislative and economic factors that could have an impact on 2018 and future SUI tax [Read More…]

July 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant quit voluntarily after a discussion with her manager regarding her attendance.  She was allowed benefits upon a finding that she was discharged, but not for misconduct connected with the work.  The employer appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence:  The employer testified [Read More…]

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…]

TCI Tax Intelligence: Georgia Tax Credit Changes

Over the past year, Georgia has made a number of changes to their tax credit line-up. Two recent house bills resulted in three of the more prominent changes. The 2016 HB 936, creates a new parolee hiring credit and makes adjustments to the job tax credit. Also, 2017 HB 265, makes adjustments to the quality [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…]

Webinar On Demand: Military Lending Act – Credit Card Compliance

The next phase of The Military Lending Act (MLA) Final Rule will take effect October 3, 2017, requiring credit card issuers to include a determination of an applicant’s military “covered borrower” status for all covered consumer credit applications. Will you be ready? Join Equifax for an informative webinar to help you better prepare for MLA [Read More…]