On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) releases a newly revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers may continue using the current Form I-9 through September 17, 2017. Employers must begin using the revised form with the revision date of 07/17/17 N beginning on September 18, 2017.

 

Minor revisions to the Form I-9 instructions will include changing the name of the “Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices” to “Immigrant and Employee Rights Section.”

 

Revisions made to the Form I-9 relate to the List of Acceptable Documents, which will include:

 

• Adding the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) to List C

• E-Verify users will be able to select Form FS-240 when creating a case for an employee who has presented this document for Form I-9

• Combining all the birth certifications issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545, Form DS-1350 and Form FS-240) into one selection in List C

 

Employers may view the new USCIS Form I-9 on the USCIS Employment Eligibility Verification page. Although not yet available, USCIS will also revise the Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274), to include the changes noted above. According to the USCIS, the revisions will make the handbook easier to navigate.

 

The product team at Paylocity is actively working to implement the revised form prior to the current form sunset date of September 17, 2017.

 

Thank you for choosing Paylocity as your payroll tax partner. Should you have any questions, please contact your Paylocity Account Manager.

 

This information is provided as a courtesy, may change and is not intended as legal or tax guidance. Employers with questions or concerns outside the scope of a payroll service provider are encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified CPA, tax attorney, or advisor.