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House Health Care Bill Still Faces Uphill Climb
House Republicans pushed through their health care bill on a narrow 217 to 213 vote after weeks of difficult negotiations ...
United States
12 May 2017
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Wyden Proposes Retirement Discussion Draft
Senate Finance Committee ranking minority member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has released a discussion draft of legislation that would overhaul the tax rules on retirement accounts.
United States
5 Oct 2016
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House Republicans Propose Replacing ACA With Tax Credit
House Republicans released a task force report last week that recommended repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with a refundable tax credit to assist individuals in buying insurance on the open market.
United States
6 Jul 2016
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Proposed Regulations Provide Guidance On Minimum Value Of Employer-Sponsored Coverage
An employer-sponsored health plan provides minimum value if the plan's share of total allowed costs of benefits provided to an employee is at least 60%.
United States
7 Oct 2015
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IRS Issues Guidance On Suspension Of Retirement Benefits
The sponsors of those plans are permitted to reduce the pension benefits payable to plan participants and beneficiaries if certain conditions are satisfied.
United States
7 Oct 2015
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IRS Releases Final 2015 Forms And Instructions For Reporting Health Care Information Under The ACA
The IRS recently released final 2015 forms that employers will use to report on health coverage they offer to their employees.
United States
7 Oct 2015
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IRS Issues Second Notice On ‘Cadillac Tax' On High-Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage
Employer-sponsored health plans that exceed certain cost thresholds will be subject to a 40% excise tax under Section 4980I, starting for taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017.
United States
19 Aug 2015
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IRS Releases Draft Instructions To ACA Employer Information Reporting Forms
New to the 2015 draft instructions are procedures for obtaining a 30-day extension for filing the forms with employees and the IRS, and details on how to correct paper returns.
United States
19 Aug 2015
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IRS Announces Changes To The Employee Plans Determination Letter Program
The IRS announced (Announcement 2015-19) important changes to the employee plans determination letter program for qualified retirement plans.
United States
4 Aug 2015
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IRS Intends To Prohibit Replacement Of Annuity Payments With Lump-Sum Payments
The IRS issued Notice 2015-49 to inform taxpayers that it intends to amend the required minimum distribution regulations under Section 401(a)(9) to largely prohibit the use of lump-sum payments to replace annuity payments being paid by a qualified defined benefit pension plan.
United States
4 Aug 2015
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IRS Addresses Section 409A In Two Chief Counsel Advice Memorandums
The IRS recently issued two chief counsel advice memorandums (CCAs) addressing the application of Section 409A.
United States
9 Jul 2015
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Treasury Issues Proposed And Temporary Regulations On Multiemployer Pension Plans
The Treasury Department recently released proposed (REG-102648-15) and temporary (T.D. 9723) regulations to implement the Kline-Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014...
United States
9 Jul 2015
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EPCRS Modified To Facilitate Automatic Enrollment In Retirement Plans
The IRS issued Rev. Proc. 2013-12 in 2013 to provide updated guidance on the voluntary correction program for employee retirement plans, referred to as the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS).
United States
22 Apr 2015
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IRS Modifies Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System
In Rev. Proc. 2015-27, the IRS modified portions of the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS).
United States
16 Apr 2015
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IRS Releases Final Regs Under Section 162(M)
The IRS recently released final regulations (T.D. 9716) that clarify two issues under Section 162(m), which limits a public corporation's compensation deduction to $1 million per year for each covered employee.
United States
16 Apr 2015
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IRS Extends Temporary Nondiscrimination Relief For Closed Defined Benefit Plans
In Notice 2015-28, the IRS extended the temporary nondiscrimination relief originally provided in Notice 2014-5 for certain "closed" defined benefit pension plans.
United States
15 Apr 2015
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Final Regulations Issued On Excepted Health Benefits
The IRS, the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services recently issued final regulations (T.D. 9714) that amend existing regulations regarding excepted benefits.
United States
15 Apr 2015
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IRS Addresses Application Of Quality Stores To Claims Of Employment Tax Refunds
In United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 1395 (2014), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that severance payments at issue in the case were wages subject to Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes.
United States
4 Mar 2015
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IRS Releases Final Forms And Instructions For Reporting Information Under The ACA
The IRS recently released final forms that employers must use to report health coverage that they offer to their employees.
United States
3 Mar 2015
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IRS Provides Transition Relief From Penalties For Certain Health Reimbursement Arrangements
In fall 2013 the IRS issued Notice 2013-54 to provide guidance on how the market reforms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) apply to health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).
United States
3 Mar 2015
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