All Parts of the Federal Government Have Been Reopened

All Parts of the Federal Government Have Been Reopened

President Donald Trump announced today that the government will temporarily re-open.

This will briefly interrupt a 35-day shutdown we reported that began on Friday, December 21, 2018. The government will remain open through February 15th.

We know you have questions, and we’re here to help you make sense of this situation.


W-2 Filing

January 29 is the official IRS opening of tax filing season, during which employees can file for individual tax refunds using their W-2 forms. Expect to file your taxes and payments on time, but the re-opening and potential shutdown in February could delay refunds.


E-Verify, used for employee eligibility verification, was closed during the government shutdown.

Should the government shut down again, employers must still comply with existing requirements for correctly completing the I-9 form within three days of a new employee's first day.

An agreement on the nation’s border security must be made by the February deadline or the federal government may shut down again. As before, Nextep will closely monitor the situation and we’ll make sure you have all the information you need to make informed decisions for you and your team.

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