ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 2005--TALX Corporation
(NASDAQ:TALX), a leading provider of payroll and HR services,
announced today that 5.6 million employees of TALX clients are
eligible to receive their W-2s electronically this tax season, up 67%
from the 2003 tax year. This increase reflects the trend by employers
to provide information to employees electronically to reduce costs and
boost service levels.
"The volume of electronic W-2s we distribute each year continues
to increase because it offers so many advantages to employees and
employers," said William Canfield, president and chief executive
officer of TALX. "Employees receive the benefit of accessing their
W-2s online when it's convenient for them. And, since an electronic
W-2 arrives faster than a mailed W-2, employees eligible for a refund
can file for their tax returns sooner."
TALX also makes it easier for employees by maintaining
partnerships with companies providing leading automated tax return
products. Through these partnerships, client employees can choose from
seven different tax return products that electronically import W-2
information directly into tax returns, allowing them to be completed
faster with fewer errors.
Employers benefit with electronic W-2s by providing an enhanced
service to their employees while saving the cost of paper, assembly,
and postage associated with a paper-intensive, manual process.
In total, TALX W-2 eXpress will provide electronic and paper W-2
services to 10.5 million client employees for the 2004 tax year.
About W-2 eXpress
W-2 eXpress provides a wide range of services including
distribution of both printed and paperless original W-2 statements,
W-2 reprints, and facilitation of W-2 corrections -- all on forms
which meet the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. In
addition, through alliances, client employees can securely import W-2
information directly into tax returns. All W-2 eXpress services are
available to employees via the Web or telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days
TALX Corporation is a leading provider of payroll/HR services.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, TALX holds a leadership position in two
key employment-related services - automated employment and income
verification services via The Work Number(R) and unemployment cost
management services via UC eXpress(R). TALX also provides paperless
payroll services, W-2 services, time entry and approval services,
automated hiring services, and tax credit consulting and
administrative services. The company's common stock trades on The
Nasdaq National Market under the symbol TALX. For more information
about TALX Corporation, call 314-214-7000 or access the company's Web
site at www.talx.com.
CONTACT: TALX Corporation, St. Louis
Laura Browder, 314-214-7000
SOURCE: TALX Corporation