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Update: Georgia Expands “Taxpayer” Definition for Quality Jobs Tax Credit

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law H.B. 922,1 which adds a definition of “taxpayer” to the Georgia Quality Jobs Credit statute2.  The definition reads as follows: “Taxpayer” means any person required by law to file a return or to pay taxes, except that any taxpayer may elect to consider the jobs within its…Read More »


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How Employment-related Compliance Practices Can Help Yield Business Results

At first glance, it’s not easy to recognize how employment-related compliance practices can help yield business results. Business leaders sometimes assume that no news is good news on the employment-related compliance front — that avoiding large regulatory penalties and massive damage to corporate reputation is victory enough. Most senior finance executives rank compliance as a…Read More »


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Busting Some Myths About Wage Garnishments

   Click to View the Infographic Below Think you know wage garnishments? You probably know the basics: When a debt is owed, an employer receives an order requiring them to withhold a portion of an employee’s wages. But are they really that simple? Not really—not simple to understand or to administer. Let’s dispel a few…Read More »


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Latest ADP Midsized Business Owners Study Reveals Concerns about Employee Engagement on the Rise

ADP recently released its fourth annual Midsized Business Owners Study for 2015, which revealed some interesting shifts in business owners’ concerns since previous years.1 The study surveyed more than 700 business owners and senior executives at U.S. companies with 50 to 999 employees. While employers continue to rank the volume of government regulations, health care…Read More »


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IRS Unveils the Dirty Dozen: Tax Scams Everyone Should Know About

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released its list of the top twelve tax scams for 2016.1 But beware: although these scams happen most frequently during tax season, they can transpire at any time of the year. Tax-related identity theft is the process of filing a tax return in order to claim a fraudulent refund…Read More »


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Electronic Pay Options: Cost Savings, Speed and Other Benefits

“Go paperless!” “Go green!” It’s a mantra for the sustainability movement, but also a good argument for electronic pay options. What’s behind this seemingly sudden wave of corporate beneficence? Cost-cutting? Back office staff reductions? Response to lawsuits by environmental special interest groups? Compliance? Environmental imperatives notwithstanding, ePay for payroll offers ample benefits for HR. The decision is…Read More »


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How HCM-related Compliance Practices Can Help Yield Business Results

At first glance, it’s not easy to recognize how HCM-related compliance practices can help yield business results. Business leaders sometimes assume that no news is good news on the employment-related compliance front — that avoiding large regulatory penalties and massive damage to corporate reputation is victory enough. Most senior finance executives rank compliance as a priority,…Read More »


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Play It Safe When It Comes to Online Payments

Did you know that identity theft is on the rise? According to the Federal Trade Commission, consumers reported 47 percent more identity thefts in 2015 compared to the previous year.1 It’s the age of the smartphone and chances are you’re probably using your device to buy merchandise, make airline reservations or pay a bill. While…Read More »


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What the IRS Is Doing to Inform Employers of Missed Employment Tax Payments

In an effort to decrease the estimated $59 billion that’s missing in employment taxes from over the years and remind employers that they have not paid unemployment taxes, the IRS is implementing a series of new civil programs to reach out to delinquent taxpayers. The IRS is using three forms of notifications in this system…Read More »


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Top Global Compliance Trends Revealed for 2016

What are the top trends shaking up the compliance world in 2016? Any guesses? Each year, Thomson Reuters shares the top compliance trends from around the globe. Here’s what made the cut for 2016:1 Creating a culture of compliance Increased investment in compliance operations Keeping pace with a changing regulatory landscape Monitoring third party risk…Read More »



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