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There's A Difference Between Restricted Stock And Restricted Stock Units
Restricted stock and restricted stock units (RSUs) -- they're the same thing, right? This is one of the most common misconceptions about these equity vehicles.
United States
30 Aug 2017
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
Tying Benefits And Compensation To Organizational Culture
The values, beliefs, principles and behaviors that affect vision, norms, systems, assumptions and habits, and contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization, represent the "organizational culture."
United States
10 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
Explore Safe Harbors Before Hitting Worker Classification Snags
The IRS is battling worker misclassification more than ever, scrutinizing employers that classify workers as independent contractors.
United States
2 Sep 2016
Sharpening Your Edge In Retirement Benefits
Businesses that want to effectively recruit and retain employees know they need to offer and support leading-edge retirement benefits.
United States
8 Jul 2016
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
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
Lessons Learned From First ACA Reporting Season
Many large employers struggled through their first Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting season, spending unforeseen time and money in preparing and filing Forms 1094-B/C and 1095-B/C.
United States
31 May 2016
Stay On The Road To Cadillac Tax Planning
Although the tax was recently delayed for two years, employers in all industries need to develop a strategy to comply and/or take action...
United States
3 May 2016
When Is An Employee Leased?
The Affordable Care Act requires applicable large employers to offer minimum essential coverage to their full-time employees.
United States
8 Apr 2016
Improving Presentation And Disclosure For Defined Benefit Plan Sponsors
The FASB recently issued a proposed ASU, Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost...
United States
10 Feb 2016
Fringe Benefits May Be Subject To Income Tax
As a new year commences, it's good for employers to pay attention to fringe benefits that fall outside the regular description of "wages" but may still be subject to income tax.
United States
8 Feb 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
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
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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