Protecting Employee Information

Employment fraud through identity theft has increased exponentially over the last few years.  To understand the severity of the situation, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports it receives approximately 50,000 ID theft complaints a week.  Most of the complaints filed with the FTC are related to tax refund scams. What is identity theft? Identity theft […]

IRS Tax Scams

The IRS has released their “Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2013″ YouTube videos.  Check them out! You can read about their top dozen scams online in their newsroom too.

Earned Income Tax Credit

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families.  The tax credit was originally approved by Congress in 1975. To qualify for EITC you must have taxable income from: Salaries tips other taxable employee pay Union strike benefits Long term disability benefits received […]

2009 Returns

Did you know the IRS has $197 million in unclaimed refunds from 2009?  Are you one of the 984,000 tax returns that didn’t get filed in 2009?  Don’t miss out on your refund!  File your 2009 return TODAY if you haven’t before it is too late!  The window of opportunity to file your 2009 return […]

First Quarter Update Released

PenSoft has released the mandatory first quarter update for all customers.  Download it today at  You will need your customer number and password to access the download. What is in the download? Updated Form 941 to the 03/11/2013 Revision. Updated the Michigan UIA 1028 to the 02-13 Revision. Updated the Missouri MODES-4-7 to the […]

E-Verify Self Check

The E-Verify system is a tool for employers in the United States to ensure they are employing a legal workforce.   E-Verify Self Check is the first online E-Verify program offered directly to workers and job seekers. This voluntary service was developed through a partnership between Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration […]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission works diligently to ensure hiring opportunities are fair and non-discriminatory for everyone. Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Washington, DC, the EEOC mission statement is “We Promote Equality of Opportunity in the Workplace and Enforce Federal Laws Prohibiting Employment Discrimination”.  The EEOC provides guidance to federal agencies on all aspects […]

Continuing Education & Training Costs

Obtaining training dollars is challenging during the best of times but now in this economy it seems almost impossible!  When the revenue stream is slow, training dollars are one of the benefits first to go. Companies need to be committed to continuing education/ training and will have to think creatively about how to offer training […]

Do You Have the New I-9?

March 8, 2013 the U.S Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) released the new version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  Employers have 60 days to begin using the form for new hires, but they can also start using it immediately. Download the most recent copy today! What has changed? New data fields have been […]

Quarterly Reconciliation Webinars

Are you ready for your quarterly reports?  Is everything reconciled?  Is your company and employee setup correct? Quarterly reconciliation is the cornerstone of a solid payroll foundation.  Detailed reports, spreadsheets, and good old fashioned mathematics allow payroll professionals to ensure balance in the payroll system.  PenSoft Payroll takes most of the work out of the […]