IRS I-9 Forms 2020 Printable
October 11, 2019 | by Editor
Although as an employer you must provide certain documents to the IRS such as the W-4 Form, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, Form I-9 isn’t related to the IRS at all. Instead, it is for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The agency uses this to make sure the newly hired person by you is legally authorized to work in the United States.
What is the I-9 Form?
Form I-9 is used by every employer to document the work eligibility of new hires. The newest version of the Form I-9 added a translator/preparer section for employees that can’t write or read in English. The form is for everyone that can legally work in the United States. Anyone who is a
- Citizen of the United States
- Lawful permanent resident or an alien authorized to work until a specific date.
- Noncitizen nationals of the United States
must complete the I-9 Form. It can be done before the employee starts actually working but the employee and the employer must complete the form within three days of employment.
Where Can I Get Blank Copy of Form I-9?
The USCIS offers every document that you need as an employer on their website.
Where Do You Submit Form I-9?
According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the I-9 forms should be maintained separately from the personnel files. I-9 Forms also should be retained for three years after the date of hire or a year after the employment ends.
However, we strongly recommend keeping it anyways in case of any wrongdoings by the employee. For more information regarding the I-9 Form, visit our front page to see our selection of articles on guiding how to complete the form properly.