Federal, state and local agencies have developed a wide variety of reporting rules, formats and media over time. This diversity alone poses significant challenges for the Industry. Here are a few examples:
- Mandatory use of specific reporting media, such as electronic filing or payments, may apply to either payroll service organizations, or to large employers.
- Some states ask that particular technologies be employed, which may have been designed for individual employers, or are otherwise inappropriate for bulk filings.
- The Industry has difficulties with unique client authorization requirements, such as state-specific Powers of Attorney, notarization, or additional registration requirements such as supplemental authorization forms to report using an electronic technology.
NPRC works with government agencies to streamline administrative operations and improve reporting programs.