ST. LOUIS – TALX, provider of Equifax Workforce Solutions and a leader in human resource, payroll and tax-related services, announced today that it will present three interactive sessions during the American Payroll Association’s (APA) 30th Anniversary Congress. The premier payroll event of the year, APA’s 30th Anniversary Congress will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando from Sunday, May 6 through Thursday, May 10, 2012.
TALX will have a prominent role at the Congress, with several of its subject matter experts leading three workshops designed to help employers streamline their I-9 and unemployment process and better understand the tax credits and incentives available to them. Aimed at APA’s audience of payroll professionals, these sessions will provide Congress attendees with the insight necessary to improve I-9 and tax strategies and processes. The three sessions include:
• Taking Control of Your I-9 Compliance (Monday, May 7 at 1:45 p.m.) — During this session, Troy Hupp, I-9 manager for TALX, will join Barbara Youngman, payroll manager for Southwest Airlines, to discuss the latest I-9 requirements from both federal and state authorities. Attendees will hear Youngman’s experiences in managing an organization’s conversion from a paper-based I-9 process to an electronic method, and how TALX helped streamline the experience and improve the company’s compliance.
• Tax Credits and Incentives Impact the Bottom Line by Leveraging Payroll Data (Monday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m.) — In this workshop, Michael Mohr, vice president of TALX, and Scott Shipman, TMS senior tax manager for TALX, along with Carl York, director of Payroll for La Quinta Inns & Suites, will provide an overview of current tax credits and incentives available to employers. The session will focus on the federal, state and payroll initiatives that help minimize liabilities and impact an employer’s bottom line. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), hiring, job creation, enterprise zones and other location-based incentives will be reviewed and discussed.
• Unemployment Tax Impact on 2012 and Beyond (Wednesday, May 9 at 8:00 a.m.) — During this workshop, Mohr, Matt White, region director of Employment Tax Services for TALX, and Karen Salemi, global training lead for IBM will present a broad overview of the current state of the national economy related specifically to unemployment taxes. They will also review state trust fund challenges, current legislative trends and the impact on employers. Additionally, Mohr, White and Salemi will provide proactive guidance on planning strategies, tax rating and claims management related to reducing unemployment costs.
“TALX is an industry leader, helping employers of all sizes, and across all industries simplify their processes, reduce costs and create new efficiencies in their payroll, HR and tax-related practices,” said Dann Adams, president of TALX. “Our TALX payroll, HR and tax thought leaders are honored to have such significant opportunities during APA’s Annual Congress to help employers develop the strategies that will allow them overcome today’s most pressing challenges and meet their larger business objectives.”
Congress attendees who wish to learn more about TALX and its services will also be able to discuss these topics directly with TALX experts by visiting booth No. 217 during the Congress’s Exposition. Additionally, TALX will provide live interactive demos of its unique payroll solutions at the booth.
The APA 30th Anniversary Congress expects to gather about 2,500 payroll, accounts payable and finance professionals. During the event, attendees will connect and learn from their peers through four days of workshops and expositions. For more information about the Congress, please visit: http://www.americanpayroll.org/congress/
Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions, that provides businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide, and uses advanced analytics and proprietary technology to create and deliver customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers. Workforce Solutions (TALX) is an Equifax business unit. It is a leader in human resource, employment, tax management, and payroll-related services.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 18 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500® Index. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. For more information, please visit www.talx.com or http://www.equifax.com.