Are your I-9 and W-4 forms up to date?
On Jan. 31, 2020, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, effective the same date. The new I-9 contains changes to the form and its instructions. Employers are required to begin using the updated form by April 30, 2020, however, we recommend implementing the new form for all new hires going forward.
The new 2020 Form I-9 is available here.
On December 5, 2019, the IRS released a new version of Form W-4, re-titled "Employee's Withholding Certificate", effective January 1, 2020. The new version of the form also contains important changes to the form and its instructions. Employers should be sure to begin using the new 2020 W-4 for all new employees, and for all adjustments to the W-4 made by current employees, after January 1, 2020.
The new 2020 Form W-4 is available here.
Employers should be sure to update their procedures to include the implementation of all new I-9 and W-4 documentation, consistent with the latest up-to-date versions.
We work tirelessly with our clients to proactively determine, before an issue arises, where they are vulnerable. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your company’s readiness for the new year.