New Form I-9 Released
Will your clients be in compliance?
The U.S. citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS) has released a revised version of form I-19 Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers must complete Form I-9 to document verification of the identity and employment authorization of each new employee to work in the U.S.
What this means for Employees:
- Effective January 22,2017 employees must begin using the newly revised Form I-9, dated 11/14/2016 N with an expiration date of 8/31/2019.
- Employers may continue to use the current Form I-9 dated 03/03/2013N until January 21, 2017. After January 21, however, all previous versions of the Form I-9 will be invalid.
- A new Form I-9 should not be completed for current employees if a properly completed Form I-9 is already on file.
Noncompliance Could be Costly
Employers who fail to comply with the requirements, including completing and retaining Form I-9 correctly, are subject to potentially large fines. Effective August 1, 2016, the base penalties for failure to comply form $375 to $3,200 per form.
For more information and the updated Form I-9 can be found on I-9 Central at the
USCIS website: www.uscis.gov/i-9central
Paychex website at www.paychex.com/accounting-professionals/resources/forms.aspx