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house Bill H.R. 2447

Small Business Efficiency Act of 2009

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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMay 14th, 2009

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Small Business Efficiency Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the employment tax treatment and reporting of wages paid by professional employer organizations.


Small Business Efficiency Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to treat professional employer organizations (PEOs), certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as employers for employment tax purposes (thus allowing such PEOs to pay wages and collect and remit payroll taxes on behalf of an employer). Sets forth IRS certification requirements for PEOs, including financial review and reporting requirements. Requires a PEO to post a bond, up to $1 million, to guarantee payment of employment taxes. Limits the required bond amount to $50,000 for a newly created PEO during its three-year startup period.

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