Emerald Software Group and TaxBreak Form Strategic Alliance

Partnership will provide Emerald Software Group clients with easier access to lucrative employer incentives

Gadsden, Alabama, December 2, 2009—TaxBreak, the leading expert in tax credit processing and Emerald Software Group, LLC (Emerald Software), a world leader in workforce management solutions based upon Business Process Management (BPM) technologies, announced today a partnership to offer employer tax credit processing to Emerald Software Group’s client base. The alliance adds a critical service to Emerald Software’s already robust product offering by allowing its clients to quickly screen candidates for tax credit eligibility prior to making a hiring decision.

TaxBreak provides unique methods for screening and certifying applicants for such federal and state government incentives as work opportunity tax credits (WOTC) and empowerment or disaster zone credits. Its proprietary software enables companies to easily gather necessary information from the candidate or new hire and then complete the required documentation to submit to state agencies for certification. Today, many organizations employ hourly staff who qualify for these incentives and yet never reap the benefits of their employee selections. The TaxBreak alliance with Emerald Software will help more businesses take advantage of this often lucrative government subsidy.

Emerald Software Group is highly touted for its sophisticated workforce management application suite, AllegroHR, which transforms paper intensive human resources processes into streamlined paperless functions. The AllegroHR suite includes new employee onboarding, employee acculturation, employee materials requisitioning and personnel action notices and serves to improve and accelerate employee productivity while mitigating risk and controlling processes.

“TaxBreak takes great pride in having the opportunity to work with Emerald Software. The company’s solutions and services are first class and they are a great match for our organization,” said Shannon Scott, President of TaxBreak. “We believe the integration of TaxBreak’s technology and services into the AllegroHR workforce management suite creates a valuable new layer in the onboarding document process that will quantifiably impact the clients’ bottom line.”

“The combination of our products and TaxBreak’s tax credit processing services benefits our clients by helping them completely automate and maximize their claim to tax credits and dozens of labor incentives and subsidies. We believe so much in helping our clients claim the credits that are due them that we’ve included our integration to TaxBreak as a standard, no-cost feature in our Universal Onboarding product,” said Chuck Ros, President of Emerald Software Group. “Billions of dollars in employment credits go unclaimed each year, and we look forward to helping our clients claim more of those credits.”

About TaxBreak
TaxBreak was founded in 1998 and is made up of an acclaimed team of tax attorneys, technology and financial executives committed to delivering tax credit consulting and processing to companies of all sizes. The Gadsden, Alabama-based organization boasts proprietary software that enables them to accurately determine the tax credit eligibility of company employees, including those who qualify for work opportunity tax credits, disaster relief credits and geographic based credits, among others. For more information, visit TaxBreak online at www.taxbreakllc.com.

About Emerald Software
Emerald Software Group is a world leader in workforce management solutions based upon Business Process Management (BPM) technologies. The company’s AllegroHR Suite includes new employee onboarding, employee lifecycle requisitioning, personnel change management, and employment verification services including integration to the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify program. The company operates in both North America and Europe. Emerald Software’s website is www.emeraldsoftwaregroup.com and their GSA contract number is GS-35F-0689V.

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