BLOG: New IRS Requirements for EIN Applications Go Into Effect May 13, 2019

April 16, 2019
By Kathryn L. Hickey
As we have all been scrambling to get our taxes completed this month, a new IRS requirement may have been overlooked that goes into effect on May 13, 2019. This new requirement impacts the process by which any new entity (including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, trusts, and corporations) can apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN), the 9-digit identification number assigned to entities for tax filing and reporting purposes. The new requirements will impact all of our clients engaged in forming new entities, in particular, clients who utilize holding company structures and those who participate in joint ventures.
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BLOG: Could You Be the Target of a Government Claim?

April 16, 2019
By Michelle E. Litteken
Most contractors know that they may submit a claim under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA) if a problem arises during performance. However, many contractors are not aware that the government also has the ability to bring a claim. Likewise, contractors may not understand the options for responding to a government claim. Given the potential gravity of a government claim, these are issues contractors should be aware of.
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When Cybersecurity Is a Hot Topic, GSA Expands Its Cybersecurity Service Offerings

April 12, 2019
By Emily J. Rouleau
The General Services Administration (GSA) recently expanded its cybersecurity service offerings for federal, state, and local governments. Specifically, GSA worked in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Management and Budget to develop IT Schedule 70's Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) Special Item Number (SIN) 132-45 to make it easier for agencies to procure quality cybersecurity services.
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EEOC Announces New EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Deadline

April 12, 2019
By Sarah L. Nash
September 30, 2019, marks the newly announced deadline for employers who submit annual EEO-1 reports to report employee 2018 pay data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC revealed the new deadline in a federal court submission last week. The judge in the case will still need to approve of the EEOC's plan before it becomes the official cutoff date.
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Following COFC Decision, GSA Rescinds Alliant 2 Small Business Awards

April 8, 2019
By Timothy F. Valley
On March 26, 2019, the General Services Administration ("GSA") posted a notice on FedBizOpps that it was taking corrective action in response to the recent Court of Federal Claims ("COFC") decision in the bid protest of Citizant, Inc. v. United States, No. 18-856C (Mar. 25, 2019). As part of that corrective action, GSA rescinded all 81 of the Alliant 2 Small Business ("A2SB") contracts it awarded in February 2018. A2SB, issued under Solicitation No. QTA0016GBA0002 in June 2016, is a governmentwide acquisition contract, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for information technology services.
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