Summary: The Social Security Administration will begin sending mismatch letters in spring 2019 to employers who submit W-2 Forms with name and Social Security Number combinations that do not match the SSA records.
Summary: Once the employer responds to the Letter 226-J, the IRS will respond with one of five versions of Letter 227...
Summary: Signing up for a personal account with the IRS and SSA gives you access to important personal information--and more importantly protects your information from identity theft.
Summary: The IRS has released a draft 2019 Form W-4 and separate instructions for Form W-4. We take a look at the preliminary changes.
Summary: A new law makes it easier for employers to provide electronic delivery of T4 slips. However, there are some stipulations that employers must keep in mind.
Summary: Remembering when to report Employee Withholding Certificates can be difficult with each state having its own requirements. Our reference guide should help!
Summary: The Earned Income Tax Credit is a Federal program that provides benefits for some low to moderate income workers. The IRS, eight states and one locality have adopted requirements that employers notify all or some of their employees working in those states of the EITC program and their potential edibility to receive benefits.
Summary: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made significant changes to the tax laws, which may cause taxpayers to have too much or too little withheld from their paychecks. Employers should encourage their employees to use the new IRS withholding calculator to confirm their withholding.

CIC Plus Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Audit

Skokie, Ill. – April 10, 2018 – CIC Plus, an industry leader in employer compliance management, announced today the recent successful completion of its Service and Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 report. Conducted by Armanino, the successful completion of the audit attests that CIC Plus maintains effective Security and Confidentiality controls over its handling of clients’ employee data.

The SOC 2 report, which analyzed the period from January to December 2017, serves to confirm that CIC Plus’s design of controls, relevant to the security and confidentiality of the systems used to process clients’ employee information, meet the rigorous SOC 2 standards. A copy of this report is available upon request. The data centers that provide colocation services to CIC Plus also maintain their own SOC 2 reports.

CIC Plus works with many clients to develop client-portal security policies to meet specific needs including IP whitelists and TFA requirements for client administrators, end user and administrator password policies and beyond.

“At CIC Plus, we make significant investments so that we not only meet but exceed industry security standards,” said Chris Welp, chief information security officer, CIC Plus. “We employ the highest security and confidentiality measures, including two factor authentication and trusted contacts, to ensure the protection of our clients’ employee data. We can’t overstate how critical security measures are to our business; data security is integral to everything we do.”

About CIC Plus

CIC Plus is an industry leader in employer compliance management for HR, payroll and benefits. We empower companies to manage critical employee information throughout the employee lifecycle using employee tax forms (W-4s, W-2s, ACA), pay statements, and HR forms, ensuring compliance and improved HR efficiency.

 

 

Date: Tue, 04/10/2018

CIC Plus Launches Client Community Portal

 
Skokie, Ill. – September 6, 2017 – CIC Plus, an industry leader in employer compliance management, today announced the launch of its online Client Community, developed to help clients manage their compliance needs, quickly find answers to common questions and improve collaboration with the CIC Plus team.
 
“Exceptional client service is the foundation of CIC Plus; we are dedicated to providing a best-in-class client experience at every point of our clients’ relationships,” said James Freshwater, vice president of Client Success at CIC Plus. “Our new Client Community is an essential step forward to help our clients become more knowledgeable about CIC Plus’ services and improve their ongoing employer compliance efforts. 
 
The CIC Plus Client Community includes an extensive knowledgebase so clients can browse topics and find answers to common questions quickly and conveniently. Clients can open a case when more information is needed or if they have a specific service question, and a CIC Plus subject matter expert will respond promptly. The robust case management features enable clients to easily track the status of active cases, add case comments, attach supporting documents and provide client satisfaction feedback when the case is closed.
 
CIC Plus serves more than 575 clients, including nearly half of the Fortune 100. The CIC Plus Client Community portal is available to all CIC Plus clients, and training is available.
 
About CIC Plus
CIC Plus is an industry leader in employer compliance management for HR, payroll and benefits. We empower companies to manage critical employee information throughout the employee lifecycle using employee tax forms (W-4s, W-2s, ACA), pay statements and HR forms, ensuring compliance and improved HR efficiency.  
 

 

Date: Wed, 09/06/2017