IRS Reminds Hiring Employers of Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Employers Can Earn a Tax Credit Equal to 40% of a New Hire’s First-Year Wages The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reminding employers planning to hire new workers that the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) may be available to those who hire long-term unemployment recipients and others certified by their state workforce agency. WOTC Explained […]

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New Expiration Date for Health Insurance Exchange Notices is May 31, 2017

Model Notices Previously Expired on April 30, 2017 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has extended the effective date of its model Health Insurance Exchange Notices through May 31, 2017. Previously, these model notices expired on April 30, 2017. No other changes have been made to these notices. Click here to […]

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IRS ‘Pay or Play’ Letters for 2015 Penalties Expected to Be Issued in 2017

Penalty Letters Separate & Distinct From Marketplace Notices The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it expects the letters informing applicable large employers (ALEs) that filed Forms 1094-C and 1095-C of their potential liability for a “pay or play” payment for the 2015 calendar year (with reporting in 2016) to be issued in 2017. […]

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Employers Should Review Form I-9 for Social Security Number Glitch

Impacted Forms I-9 Downloaded Between November 14 and 17, 2016 Employers who used a version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, that was downloaded between November 14 and November 17, 2016 should review those forms to ensure their employees’ Social Security numbers appear correctly in Section 1 of the form. Social Security Number Glitch U.S. […]

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IRS Updates 2017 ‘Pay or Play’ Penalty and Affordability Amounts

Q&As Also Address Offers of Coverage Under ‘Pay or Play’ The IRS has updated its existing Q&As on the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility (“pay or play”) requirements to reflect adjustments to the pay or play penalty and affordability amounts. Those adjustments are as follows: For calendar year 2017, the applicable per-employee dollar penalties […]

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What to Do After the Federal Tax-Filing Deadline

IRS Offers Tips on Filing After April 18, Checking Refund Status, and Changing Withholding While tax day has come and gone for most people, some taxpayers may still be dealing with their federal taxes. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers the following tips for handling some typical after-tax-day issues. Filing After the April 18 Deadline […]

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ARIS & Exchange LA Happy Hour Circle

President of Applied Resource Insurance Solutions, Bryan Hummitzsch, along with their Marketing Director, Maggie-Mae Laufman, attended the Happy Hour Circle for Exchange LA last week. At the Happy Hour Circle, many business executives mingled and had the chance to get to know each other on a personal level, outside of their home chapters. ARIS belongs […]

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What to Do When an IRS Letter Arrives

Be On Alert for Tax Scams, Including Demands for Payment The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) mails millions of pieces of correspondence every year to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Here are some suggestions on how to best handle a letter or notice from the IRS: Do not panic. Simply responding will take care of […]

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USCIS to Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

New Green Cards and EADs Implicate Form I-9 and E-Verify U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”) and the Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”). USCIS is expected to begin issuing the new Green Cards and EADs on May 1, 2017. Redesigned Cards The new Green Cards […]

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Team ARIS celebrates Earth Day by planting vegetables at local school!

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, marks Earth Day. Every year, more than one billion people across the world mark the event by showing support for environmental protection. Festivals, rallies, and outdoor events are held in nearly 200 countries, encouraging people to be more environmentally friendly. The very first event for Earth Day was held in America nearly […]

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