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Application Procedures Revised For Suspending Multiemployer Pension Plan 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
23 Aug 2017
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
Written Notice Deadline Extended For Qualified Employer HRAs
The 21st Century Cures Act, enacted on Dec. 13, 2016, added Section 9831(d) to the code to allow eligible small employers to offer QSEHRAs to employees without violating the market reforms established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
United States
27 Mar 2017
Proposed Changes To Form 5500 Would Have Significant Impact On Employers
Newly proposed changes to benefit plan reporting on Form 5500 would have a significant impact not only on employers but also on participants, fiduciaries and third-party service providers.
United States
25 Jan 2017
Year-End Tax Guide For Compensation And Benefits
Grant Thornton LLP's Year-End Tax Guide for Compensation and Benefits is designed to give comprehensive information about the complex tax issues you worry about. We include a portion of the guide here.
United States
22 Dec 2016
Navigating The Complex Tax Rules For Employee Travel Expenses: Part 2
Employers often pay for an employee's business-related travel expenses. An employer must apply complex tax rules to figure out whether the payment is taxable to an employee.
United States
21 Dec 2016
IRS Issues Proposed Regulations On Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Under Section 409A
The IRS recently issued proposed regulations under Section 409A that apply to nonqualified deferred compensation.
United States
6 Jul 2016
IRS Releases 2015 Cumulative List Of Changes In Retirement Plan Qualification Requirements
The Cumulative List informs plan sponsors of requirements the IRS has specifically identified for review in determining whether Cycle A plans have been properly updated to reflect law changes.
United States
5 Feb 2016
IRS Provides Guidance On Health Plans, FSAs And HSAs For Same-Sex Couples
The IRS on Dec. 16 issued Notice 2014-1 to provide guidance on the application of the cafeteria plan rules under Section 125 under Section 223, and how those rules relate to participation by same-sex spouses following the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S.
United States
20 Jan 2014
IRS Provides Temporary Nondiscrimination Relief For ‘Closed’ Defined Benefit Plans
The IRS issued Notice 2014-5, which relaxes requirements for employers to qualify for aggregate plan testing.
United States
20 Jan 2014
Final Regulations Issued On Suspending Or Reducing Safe Harbor Contributions To Sections 401(k) Or 403(b) Plans
The IRS recently issued final regulations (T.D. 9641) to provide guidance on permitted midyear reductions or suspensions of safe harbor contributions to Sections 401(k) and 403(b) plans.
United States
3 Dec 2013
IRS To Allow Taxpayers To Carry Over $500 In Unused Health FSA Contributions
The IRS has offered guidance modifying its "use it or lose it" rule to allow employers to amend their plans and allow employees to carry over up to $500 of unused money in a health flexible spending account (FSA) from one plan year to the next.
United States
13 Nov 2013
IRS Issues Guidance On Affordable Care Act's Effect On Health Reimbursement And Flexible Spending Arrangements
The IRS provided guidance on how certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act apply to health reimbursement arrangements, health flexible spending arrangements and certain other employer health care arrangements.
United States
8 Oct 2013
IRS Offers FICA Tax Refund Procedures For Post-DOMA Employer Claims
The IRS on Sept. 23 provided expedited procedures for employers to claim Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax refunds in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act.
United States
7 Oct 2013
Most Health FSAs Will Qualify For Exemptions To The New PCORI Fee
IRS guidance has offered an exemption from a new fee enacted to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute that will apply to most flexible spending accounts.
United States
17 Jul 2013
Grappling With The Cost Of Benefit Plans
Like most employers, you're probably interested in managing the cost of retirement benefits.
United States
7 May 2013
Tax And Benefit Health Care Provisions Survive Constitutional Challenge
The Supreme Court on June 28 upheld virtually all of the health care legislation enacted in 2010, preserving scores of tax provisions and benefits requirements that were included in the original bills.
United States
16 Jul 2012
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