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…]

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…]

August 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for violating an employer policy. The claimant was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that she was discharged for misconduct connected with the work. The claimant appealed. A hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The claimant was discharged for violating an employer [Read More…]

Bulletin – I-9 Compliance: DHS Indicates National E-Verify Mandate Could be Coming Soon

I-9 Compliance:  Signs Are Pointing to a Future Federal Mandate of E-Verify As we reported in our previous blog post, DHS Planning Nationwide Mandate of E-Verify, signs are pointing to a future federal mandate for E-Verify.  The latest indicator comes from the recent approval of the Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Bill by the House [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…]

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…]

June 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant quit voluntarily after she was informed that her work would end on a future date.  She was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that she quit without good cause connected with the work.  The claimant appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At The Hearing The Claimant’s Evidence:  [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: Achieving a Successful M&A Transaction

Situation When contemplating a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or divestiture (“M&A”) transaction, a structured, cohesive plan can assist employers in achieving desired outcomes.  Continuing from last month’s ETS Tax Intelligence, which focused on implementing a successful M&A transaction, the fourth and final phase focuses on the Post-Implementation requirements of the strategic plan (a/k/a the follow-up phase). [Read More…]

Maximize Hiring Tax Credits with Mobile WOTC Screening

A mobile-optimized WOTC screening solution can help maximize tax credits.  Americans are relying more and more on mobile devices.  In fact, Pew Reseach Center reported in January 2017 that 77% of US adults own a smartphone.  Use of mobile phones in talent acquisition is also on the rise.  This includes job searches and applications. iCims [Read More…]