Employers have had to respond rapidly to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic putting new business continuity plans in place. We’ve heard from a number of clients who need assistance with payroll services or have questions about other HR and payroll processes.
We hope this resource page will help.
Payroll Service Assistance
Online Pay Statements
If the pandemic is preventing you from delivering pay information to your employees, CIC Plus can help. Our Online Pay Statement service can give your employees ready access to their pay information, and pay statement formats can be customized to meet your specific requirements. Contact us to learn more.
Payroll Check Printing
For employers who need immediate help processing payroll checks for your workforce, one of CIC Plus’s valued partners is here to help. Efficient Document Solutions (EDS) is prepared to offer turnkey payroll check printing to meet your pending payroll deadlines. EDS has over 10 years of experience offering full-service payroll check printing from a highly secure environment.
To learn more about EDS services, contact Don McKevitt by email or at 847.272.4442.
IRS Extends Filing Deadline and Federal Tax Payments to July 15
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax.
The following states have extended income tax filing deadlines:
AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, IA, ID, IN, MD, MN, MO, MT, NE, NY, ND, NM, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI Stay current on the latest state tax filing developments
March 20, 2020
In-Person Form I-9 Section 2 Document Review deferred by DHS for Workplaces Operating Remotely
On March 20, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it is deferring the requirement for employers to review Form I-9 documents in person, under certain conditions, related to COVID-19. The full release can be found here.
It is important to note that the release from USCIS stipulates that this temporary process “only applies to employers and workplaces that are operating remotely. If there are employees physically present at a work location, no exceptions are being implemented at this time for in-person verification of identity and employment eligibility documentation for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.”
Organizations should work with their onboarding, HR and legal counsel to determine whether they fit this category or may be considered one of the handful of other case-by-case scenarios. If not, the in-person Section 2 document review still applies for any new hire.
If organizations determine they fit the criteria for employing the temporary provisions, there are two recommended steps they should take in order to remain compliant during these troubling times:
- Document their remote onboarding policy, inclusive of the temporary provisions for Section 2 document verification.
- Document a process and establish a mechanism for tracking the Forms I-9 completed under the temporary provisions.
E-Verify Extends Timeframe to Resolve Tentative Nonconfirmations
E-Verify is extending the timeframe to take action to resolve Social Security Administration (SSA) Tentative Nonconfirmations (TNCs) due to SSA office closures to the public.
Employers are still required to create cases for their new hires within three business days from the date of hire.