Government Insights

Move Past Secrets to Real Identity Verification

Account Takeover Protection for Online and Mobile Banking

Prior to the burst of social media sharing, little known facts about our lives were widely used for authentication before we were permitted access to sensitive information. For example, if someone called a retail bank to check a balance or question a DDA fee, she would provide identifying information for herself and her account, and [Read More…]

E-Verify Announcements – myE-Verify and Record Disposal

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E-Verify has been active recently with several new announcements over the past few weeks.  While they may not have a significant immediate impact, the release of myE-Verify along with new Record Disposal rules present a perfect opportunity to review your overall procedures related to E-Verify.  Highlights of the recent announcements include the following: myE-Verify: A [Read More…]

Thwarting True Name Fraud Like Never Before

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Identity theft impacts over 15 million US consumers a year, at a cost to businesses of over $50 billion annually. Many of us are worried about our identities being stolen. Can more be done to protect the consumer? Absolutely. More also needs to be done to protect businesses from fraud and theft based on identity [Read More…]

Hackers Leave Customers Everywhere At Risk

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Before most systems are hacked, a personal or corporate identity is compromised – online or offline. An initial compromise may be a very sophisticated, software-driven breach of a website’s infrastructure; such as the recent data breach reported last month at JP Morgan, where it’s reported that Russian-based hackers took advantage of a technical flaw in [Read More…]

Charge Auditing: Prevent Improper UC Benefits Payments

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While the prevention of improper unemployment benefits via compliant claims response remains the primary focus of UI integrity legislation, the rapid identification of these charges (after they begin) can also go a long way toward reducing the $5 billion in overpayments. Improper charges can have a direct effect on your company’s unemployment experience, potentially causing [Read More…]

ACA and IRS Reporting Demystified

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Webinar:  Tuesday | September 30 | 2:30 PM EDT Many employers believe they do not have to worry about ACA and IRS reporting until 2016, but the reality is that they must begin preparing in 2015 to file in 2016. And because the fines you (and your employees) may face in 2016 will be determined [Read More…]

WOTC Update: Aaron Schock Pushes WOTC extension; IRS Urges Extension of WOTC Extender Bill

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In August, Rep Aaron Schock of Illinois introduced H.R. 5264 “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the work opportunity credit permanent.”  The bill would extend WOTC one year retroactive to cover the current hiatus and would also make WOTC permanent.  Mr. Schock and his Co-sponsor Charles Rangel of NY have published [Read More…]

Tax Intelligence – State Targeted Hiring Tax Credits

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Situation State targeted hiring programs provide tax credits for businesses who hire individuals falling into various categories such as disabled, unemployed, economically disadvantaged, and veterans.  Most states allow any business, regardless of industry, to take advantage of these programs.  Accessing and qualifying for these programs can vary from state to state. Solution To benefit from [Read More…]

Combating Transaction Fraud

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We have all heard the news that data breaches and the subsequent identity theft of all types is the fastest growing crime in the US today. More people and businesses are being impacted for larger dollar amounts − witness the impact of the Target and Home Depot breaches. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as [Read More…]

California EZ – Third Party Vouchering

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Some good news in the “wind-down” of the California Enterprise Zone Program! The California HCD has assigned third-party agents to continue vouchering for all Los Angeles zones as of September 1, 2014 through the end of 2014. Previously, Los Angeles announced that they would no longer accept voucher applications after August 31, 2014. Even though [Read More…]