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New Form I-9 Released for Immediate Use

Mar 12, 2013

All employers are required to complete IRS Form I-9 for all newly-hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the United States.  On March 8, 2013, a new version of the Form I-9 was released for immediate use with new hires.  Older versions of the form will not be accepted after May 7, 2013.  Form I-9 is now two pages, with expanded instructions and new fields for employee information. 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) maintains a website, I-9 Central, to support Form I-9 users and has scheduled free webinars to help employers learn about the new form.  The new Form I-9 may be downloaded at or forms may be ordered by calling USCIS toll-free at 1-800-870-3676. 

For questions regarding employee documentation and legal requirements, please contact Raquel Laude at (585) 512-3514 or

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