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New York-based PEO further reduces their client’s liability by becoming IRS certified, joining a small percentage of PEOs that have obtained this certification.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Ethan Allen HR Services, a leading Professional Employment Organization (PEO) within the Hudson Valley, is now recognized as an IRS-certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO).

Dedicated to providing their customers with the best possible service, Ethan Allen HR Services applied for this voluntary certification to give added assurances to small businesses who partner with them for full-service HR support. When these businesses work with a CPEO like Ethan Allen HR Services, the CPEO becomes a co-employer, assuming many of the employment-related responsibilities – such as payroll, taxes, and reporting.

“Ethan Allen HR Services was developed with one goal in mind – to make the lives of our clients easier,” said Dean Domenico, President of Ethan Allen HR Services. “By voluntarily going through the rigorous steps to become an IRS-certified PEO, we’re providing our clients with the highest level of compliance in the industry. They can rest easy knowing their employment-related tasks are completed accurately and efficiently by a team that truly cares.”

The CPEO certification was created through the Small Business Efficiency Act (SEBA), providing a regulatory framework that guaranteed a PEO’s service levels. Safeguards include a comprehensive and annual audit of financial statements, payroll reporting of worksite employees, documentation that they have positive funds, a background check on CPEO employees responsible for tax payment, and more. With these regulations, the IRS looks solely to the CPEO to pay employment taxes on wages – further reducing liability for the small business.

Ethan Allen HR Services received their official IRS certification in October 2019. To learn more about how they can support your business with full-service HR support, please visit


About Ethan Allen HR Services

Ethan Allen HR Services, formerly Staff-Line, Inc., is an IRS-Certified Professional Employer Organization that provides businesses with expert support across the full spectrum of human resource needs. Whether businesses need assistance with payroll, employee benefits, recruitment, safety and risk management, or HR administration and compliance, Ethan Allen’s HR specialists have the expertise to get the job done right. Ethan Allen’s support is bolstered by the Ethan Allen HR Cloud, their high-powered human resource software that brings all HR processes into one streamlined spot for ultimate efficiency and on-demand access to employee data. Ethan Allen HR Services is part of the Ethan Allen Workforce Solutions family, the largest full-service recruiting and staffing agency in the Hudson Valley area. Over the past fifty years, their service has evolved to provide a full range of workforce support to today’s Hudson Valley businesses, from human resources services, temporary staffing, and direct placement, to recruitment process outsourcing.