Federal law requires that every employer who recruits, refers for a fee, or hires an individual for employment in the U.S. must complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The Form I-9 process, managed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will help you verify your employee’s identity and employment authorization. Also in 2020, the IRS has issued the new W4, which change the ways workers will be calculating their withholding for federal income tax purposes. The I9 and W4 forms are payroll forms that employers MUST RECEIVE during the hiring process. Employers take a high risk not obtaining them prior to employment. The IRS and the USCIS both have specific rules on how to obtain, verify and process these forms. In some cases, penalties for I9 non-compliance can result in jail time, as well as Homeland Security, the FBI, an USCIS immigration audits. If you don’t use the new W4, it could result in your company being reviewed for under or over withholding federal income tax.
For complete information visit the USCIS site at www.uscis.gov/i-9-central