Equifax Workforce Solutions to Share Payroll and Tax Service Expertise at 31st Annual APA Congress

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2013) -

Michael Mohr, vice president, Troy Hupp, manager, I-9 Operations, Scott Shipman, TMS senior tax manager, and Matthew White, region director, Employment Tax Services for Equifax Workforce Solutions (formerly TALX), a leader in human resource services

Will share payroll and tax services thought leadership in three interactive sessions during the American Payroll Association's (APA) 31st Annual Congress.

The Congress will be held from Tuesday, May 7 through Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Mohr and Shipman will deliver a session titled, "Tax Credits and Incentives Impact the Bottom Line by Leveraging Payroll Data," on Thursday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m.

Hupp will lead the session, "Taking Control of Your I-9 Compliance," on Thursday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m.

Mohr and White will present the session, "Unemployment Tax Impact on 2013 and Beyond," on Friday, May 10 at 8:00 a.m.

31st Annual APA Congress
Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas

Employers today face a number of unprecedented challenges in conducting their payroll operations, from complying with changing tax policies and keeping proper records to striving to bring greater efficiency and cost reduction to the process. The 31st Annual APA Congress aims to connect payroll professionals with the ideas, processes and best practices that can improve their payroll operations and achieve greater efficiencies and compliance. Equifax Workforce Solutions will figure prominently in the Congress agenda, with its subject matter experts leading three sessions on some of the most critical aspects of payroll and taxation:

Tax Credits and Incentives Impact the Bottom Line by Leveraging Payroll Data

In this session, Michael Mohr, vice president, and Scott Shipman, TMS senior tax manager, of Equifax Workforce Solutions join with Carl York, PR implementation consultant with OneSource Virtual, to provide attendees with an overview of the tax credits and incentives available to employers. They will focus on federal, state and payroll incentives that help minimize an employer's tax bill and maximize the bottom line. Specific incentives to be addressed include the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), hiring, job creating, enterprise zones and other location-based initiatives.

Taking Control of Your I-9 Compliance

In this session, Troy Hupp, manager of I-9 Operations for Equifax Workforce Solutions, and Barbara Youngman, finance payroll manager for Southwest Airlines Co., will explain what employers need to know to comply with the latest I-9 requirements from federal and state authorities. Through case studies and a Q&A session, they will discuss the benefits of converting from a paper-based I-9 process to an electronic solution and share experiences with I-9 and E-Verify processes and their impact on compliance.

Unemployment Tax Impact on 2013 and Beyond

During this workshop, Mohr, along with Matthew White, region director, Employment Tax Services for Equifax Workforce Solutions, and Brent Gow, director, Global Payroll Consulting & Compliance for Starbucks Coffee Company, will provide a broad overview of the current state of the national economy as it relates specifically to unemployment taxes. The experts will review state trust fund challenges, current legislative trends and the impact of unemployment tax policies on employers. They will also share best practices and proactive guidance on planning strategies, tax rating and claims management related to unemployment risks.

In addition to these sessions, Equifax Workforce Solutions will serve as a gold sponsor of the APA Congress and showcase how its industry-leading payroll and tax expertise helps organizations implement processes that can greatly enhance their HR, payroll and tax-related processes. Attendees who wish to learn more about these solutions are encouraged to visit the company at Booth No. 301 during exhibition hours. Visitors to the Equifax Workforce Solutions booth can also take advantage of the company-sponsored Relaxation Station and Massage Pavilion.

Additional details about the 31st APA Congress, including registration details and full conference agenda can be found at: http://www.americanpayroll.org/congress/.

About Equifax
Equifax (NYSE: EFX) is a global leader in consumer, workforce and commercial 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. Equifax Workforce Solutions (formerly TALX), an Equifax business unit, 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.equifaxworkforce.com or www.equifax.com.