WOTC Legislative Update May 19, 2020

Max Shenker

May 19, 2020Temporary Reprieve of the 28-day timeliness requirement for IRS form 8850

The IRS recently announced that taxpayers have until July 15, 2020 to file most IRS forms with deadlines prior to July 15, 2020. Notice 2020-23, which cites the COVID-19 emergency declaration, clarifies that employers now have until July 14, 2020 to submit the form 8850 to a state workforce agency (SWA) if the 28th day falls on or after April 1, 2020 and before July 15, 2020.  

Updated WOTC forms announcement by the Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

On April 29, US Department of Labor (DOL) released updated versions of ETA form 9061, Individual Characteristics Form and ETA form 9175, Long Term Unemployed Self-Attestation Form (SAF). Though no deadline to begin using these new forms has been provided, TCC will soon have these forms updated to conform to the announcement. There are no changes to the forms other than the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) expiration dates. The new forms are approved by OMB through March 31, 2023.


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