IRS Letter 226J – The Letter No Employer Wants to Receive.

IRS Letter 226J marked the beginning of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate. It’s the letter no employer wants to receive and many employers are shocked when they do. Unless an employer responds to the IRS by the response date noted on the letter with an explanation [Read More…]

Assessing I-9 Audit Compliance as Worksite Enforcement Increases

Late last year the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan ordered Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative unit of ICE, to increase the amount of time spent on I-9 audit compliance worksite enforcement by four to five times. How can employers assess their potential risk in the face of the expected increase in [Read More…]

IRS Releases ACA Forms, Instructions, and Guidance for 2017

In October, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published updated versions of  Affordable Care Act Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, as well as the instructions for how to complete the forms for tax year 2017. Forms 1094-C and 1095-C are used by Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) to report on employer-provided health insurance offers and coverage.  The updated [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…]

Recent Webinar: What You Need to Know Now about Form I-9 and Immigration Enforcement

You’ll often hear the Form I-9 called America’s most complicated two-page form. And no wonder: the two pages you and your new hire fill out come with over 900 pages of instructions, according to an industry expert from Jackson Lewis, P.C. That includes instructions that come with the form, as well as the M-274 handbook [Read More…]

Recent Webinar: What You Need to Know Now about Form I-9 and Immigration Enforcement

You’ll often hear the Form I-9 called America’s most complicated two-page form. And no wonder: the two pages you and your new hire fill out come with over 900 pages of instructions, according to an industry expert from Jackson Lewis, P.C. That includes instructions that come with the form, as well as the M-274 handbook [Read More…]

Upcoming Webinar: What You Need to Know Now about Form I-9 and Immigration Enforcement

It is a busy time for employers! USCIS just issued a new Form I-9. There are new clues in the recent Department of Homeland Security Budget-in-Brief and proposed Appropriations bills suggesting nationwide E-Verify is on the horizon, and civil penalties for non-compliance with the Form I-9 requirements are at an all-time high. Are you ready? [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…]

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…]

SHRM Annual Meeting Recap – Equifax Workforce Solutions

It was a great week at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition for Equifax Workforce Solutions!  We had the pleasure of meeting with some existing clients, learning more about HR trends and challenges of today, and connecting with a number of attendees. Themes of the conference seemed to be around finding single point vendors, integrating [Read More…]