Equifax Workforce Solutions to Share I-9 Compliance & Tax Impacts Expertise at APA Annual Congress

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ST. LOUIS, May 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHO: Equifax Workforce Solutions, a leader in human resource, data, analytics and verification services.
WHAT: Will share I-9 compliance, unemployment tax, and tax credits and incentives insights during three sessions at the 2014 American Payroll Association (APA) Annual Congress to help organizations understand
industry trends, enhance payroll processes and maintain compliance.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 13 – Saturday, May 17, 2014
"Unemployment Tax Impact in 2014 and Beyond" will take place on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CDT.
"Time to Take Control of Your I-9 Compliance" is scheduled for Friday, May 16, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CDT.
"Tax Credits and Incentives Impact the Bottom Line by Leveraging Payroll Data" will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. CDT.
WHERE: 2014 APA Annual Congress
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 S 2nd Avenue
Minneapolis, Minn.
Equifax Workforce Solutions will also exhibit its solutions at Booth No. 101.


Changing regulations and evolving tax policies have caused unprecedented challenges for employers today. During the American Payroll Association's 32nd Annual Congress, the experts from Equifax Workforce Solutions will lead three educational sessions to arm attendees with the knowledge and resources needed to understand current trends, and how they impact payroll processes and HR strategies at their organizations.

"Unemployment Tax Impact in 2014 and Beyond"

During this session, Michael Mohr, vice president, and Matthew White, region director, Employment Tax Services for Equifax Workforce Solutions, will join Brent R. Gow, CPP, and director of Global Payroll for Starbucks Coffee Company, to discuss the current state of the national economy as it relates to unemployment taxes. Mohr, White and Gow will explore recent legislative trends as well as ongoing state trust fund challenges. Attendees will learn proactive best practices for planning, tax rating and claims management related to unemployment costs.

"Time to Take Control of Your I-9 Compliance"

To ensure I-9 compliance, employers need to know the requirements at both the state and federal level. During this session, Troy Hupp, director of I-9 and Compliance Center Services for Equifax Workforce Solutions, and Barbara M. Youngman, CPP, manager, International Payroll for Northrop Grumman Corporation, will highlight the most recent I-9 requirements and help attendees identify steps toward mitigating risk and achieving compliance. Attendees will hear electronic I-9 success stories and have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session.

"Tax Credits and Incentives Impact the Bottom Line by Leveraging Payroll Data"

In this workshop, Lisa Harris, controller, Accounting Operations for TrueBlue will join payroll consultant Gretchen L. Inouye, CPP, and Scott D. Shipman, senior tax manager - Tax Credit Subject Matter Resource for Equifax Workforce Solutions, to provide an overview of the tax credits and incentive opportunities available to employers. This educational session will focus on those federal and state incentives that help minimize tax liabilities and can impact an employer's bottom line. Attendees will learn more about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), Job Creation, Enterprise Zones and other location-based incentives.

In addition to these sessions, conference attendees who wish to learn more about how Equifax Workforce Solutions can provide workforce insights, support HR compliance, help optimize processes and reduce costs at their organization are encouraged to visit Booth No. 101.

More information about the 2014 APA Annual Congress can be accessed at: http://www.americanpayroll.org/congress.

About Equifax, Inc.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provide businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide, and uses advanced analytics and proprietary technology to create and deliver customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers. Equifax Workforce Solutions (also known as TALX), an Equifax business unit, is a leading provider of human resource, analytics and verification services.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 18 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. For more information, please visit: www.equifaxworkforce.com or www.equifax.com.

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Source:Equifax Inc.