Today, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2016-33, which sets forth detailed procedures for applying to be a certified professional employer organization (CPEO). Under the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014, the IRS is required to establish a voluntary certification program for professional employer organizations. Such organizations manage various payroll administration and tax reporting responsibilities for their business clients and are usually paid a fee based on payroll costs. The IRS will begin accepting CPEO applications beginning on July 1. A future revenue procedure will address requirements for a CPEO to remain certified and the procedures relating to suspension and revocation of CPEO certification.