The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced an end to the COVID-19 documentation flexibilities for Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) as of 7/31/23. Effective 08/01/23, the new alternative provides an option for certain employers to remotely examine Form I-9 documents, instead of conforming to the requirement to examine documents in person.
To participate in the program, employers must be enrolled in E-Verify, examine and retain copies of all documents, conduct a live video interaction with the employee, and create an E-Verify case if the employee is a new hire. Alongside this procedure, USCIS published a revised version of Form I-9 on 8/1/23. Employers may use the current Form I-9 (Rev. 10/21/19) through 10/31/23.
Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the last quarter of 2023.