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IRS Issues HIRE Act Affidavit

The Internal Revenue Service released yesterday Form W-11, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act Employee Affidavit.  Employers can use the form to claim the special payroll tax exemption that applies to many newly hired workers during 2010.  Click here to download a copy of Form W-11. The HIRE Act, which President Obama signed into law on … Continue Reading

Federal Government to Crack Down on Misclassified “Independent Contractors?”

It’s always risky to misclassify someone who should be an employee as an "independent contractor," but President Obama’s 2011 budget proposal will increase the risks for employers.  According to this budget summary from the U.S. Department of Labor, the misclassification of employees as contractors is estimated to cost the Treasury Department over $7 billion in lost payroll … Continue Reading

Employers Should Keep Using 2/2/09 Version of Form I-9

The current version of Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) published February 2, 2009 has an expiration date of June 30, 2009, but there is no more current version.  What’s an employer to do?  For now, keep using the February 2 version, says the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Need the most recent Form I-9?  Click here to … Continue Reading

IRS Form W-4, Form I-9 Now Available in Spanish

After some delay, here it is:  the 2009 IRS Form W-4, Spansh Version (click to download).  Click here instead if you need the 2009 IRS Form W-4 in English .  Also, you can click to download the current Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) in Spanish.  Note, however, that the Spanish version may be filled out by employers … Continue Reading

Model COBRA Subsidy Notices Now Available

The Department of Labor has published four model  notices to help employers, plans and individuals comply with the notice requirements of the COBRA subsidy provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).  Each model notice is designed for a particular group of qualified beneficiaries and contains information to help satisfy ARRA’s notice provisions. Click … Continue Reading

Revised IRS Form 941 Provides for COBRA Premium Assistance Credit

Employers:  The Internal Revenue Service has issued a new Form 941 (Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return) that provides for any credits due because of the new COBRA Premium Assistance Credit.  You can download the new form by clicking on the links below: IRS Form 941 IRS Form 941 Instructions The IRS also has put up this … Continue Reading

New Form I-9 Available For Download

Finally – the new Form I-9 is here!  Click here to download the new Form I-9.  Note:  the new form is for use only on or after April 3, 2009; until then, keep using the current Form I-9.   What’s the Form I-9 you ask, and what’s all the fuss?  All U.S. employers are responsible for … Continue Reading

New W-4 Forms Available; No New Form I-9 Yet…

New year, new forms:  The Internal Revenue Service has released new W-4 Forms for 2009, and we have them for you right here!  Just click below to download: 2009 Form W-4 (English) A 2009 Spanish version is pending approval, and we’ll post it when it is available.  As previously reported here at the Stoel Rives … Continue Reading

Immigration: More Changes to Form I-9 On The Way

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) last month submitted an interim final rule intended to streamline the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) process.  Click here to read the USCIS’ Press Release on the interim final rule.  One result of this new rule will be a new Form I-9, which will be made available sometime in … Continue Reading
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