Government Insights

Fraud Prevention: Crimes against Revenue on the Rise

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Fraud perpetrated by or on behalf of local public assistance recipients continues to be a recurring sore spot in the ability of local jurisdictions to control growing costs, and improve revenue collections and use. “Crimes against revenue” is a particular phrase used over past years by localities seeking to address this kind of public sector [Read More…]

King v. Burwell: Subsidies Stand

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling in the King v. Burwell case stating that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does in fact allow the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide Premium Tax Credits, or subsidies, for health insurance provided under the Federal Marketplace. Although the language of the law states that subsidies are [Read More…]

Illinois Budget Deficit Spurs Incentive Cuts

Illinois Budget Deficit

With a proposed budget deficit of nearly $4 billion for the 2016 fiscal year, the Illinois Governor’s Office has issued a press release which places a hold on certain future incentives for businesses. Effective immediately, the state is suspending all new applications for the Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) Tax Credit Program, Large [Read More…]

Tennessee Community Resurgence Job Tax Credit

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To help encourage job growth in impoverished areas of the state, Tennessee has recently passed legislation which enacts the Community Resurgence Job Tax Credit. Effective July 1, 2015, this credit provides $2,500 for each new full-time job created in a high-poverty area. The credit is available to businesses of any industry type which create at [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: SUI Account Consolidations

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Situation All states have unemployment insurance (“SUI”) anti-abuse provisions mandated by the passage of the SUTA Dumping Prevention Act of 2004.  In addition, many states have enacted even more stringent provisions aimed at further preventing manipulation of the joint federal-state unemployment insurance program.  One of these provisions is often referred to generically as an “account [Read More…]

Webinar – ACA is Here to Stay: Best Practices for ACA Management

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Webinar – ACA is Here to Stay: Best Practices for ACA Management Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 1:00 PM EDT The Supreme Court has issued a ruling in the King v. Burwell case upholding Premium Tax Credits, or subsidies, for health insurance provided under the federal Marketplace. But what does this mean in terms [Read More…]

The Work Number – key tool in child support enforcement

Child Support Blog

Bill would affirm The Work Number® as a key tool in child support enforcement efforts A bill now before the U.S. House of Representatives would ensure child support agencies have a full complement of tools to locate a delinquent parent and enforce an appropriate level for child support payment. The Child Support Assistance Act of [Read More…]

Virginia Digital Identity Law Highlights Identity Fraud Prevention

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Trusted identity credentials, managed and provided by 3rd-party identity providers as part of trust frameworks, are extremely effective mechanisms for consumers, businesses, and government agencies to use to protect their digital assets and information from online fraud. Using these credentials, instead of the common username/password identity mechanism, helps mitigate many of the risks that hackers [Read More…]

UI Integrity: Let’s Get Ed-UC-ated

UI Integrity

Unemployment Insurance (UI) Integrity has been a trending topic in Unemployment Cost Management for the past couple of years.  The waters are proving to be somewhat murky and the flow of guidance from state to state can be inconsistent. History In 2009, with unemployment rates nearly double historical norms, UI benefit payments increased significantly and [Read More…]

Webinar Recap – ACA IRS Reporting with Intuit and Equifax

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Two weeks ago, Equifax published a survey with PwC on employers’ preparedness for ACA IRS reporting. The results were intriguing, and we wanted to learn more. So during a recent webinar with Intuit, the provider of Turbo Tax® software, we polled the audience and the outcome further proved that employers need an expert in their [Read More…]