New I-9 form has many small businesses unprepared

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, the new I-9 Employment form went into effect.

[Note: A printable PDF version of the new I-9 form is available here: www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/10940112]

All employers are required to use this version to prove the eligibility of new workers.

Employers can can face fines between $110 to $1,100 for not complying with employment verification requirements, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Additional fines and criminal penalties can be applied if there is intentional fraud or a business intentionally hires an unauthorized worker.

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