Resources For Employers

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Are pretax HSA contributions allowed without a cafeteria plan?

By now, many employers have chosen to offer employees a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) along with a Health Savings Account (HSA). One interesting issue that’s arisen is, at some organizations, employees have asked whether they can make pretax HSA contributions....

EBSA increases penalties for ERISA violations

Any employer that sponsors a pension plan or a qualified retirement plan, such as a 401(k), is undoubtedly familiar with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The law also applies to employer-sponsored health maintenance organization plans, Flexible...

Congress eyes further retirement savings enhancements

In 2019, the bipartisan Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) — the first significant legislation related to retirement savings since 2006 — became law. Now Congress appears ready to build on that law to further increase Americans’...

Fully deduct business meals this year

The federal government is helping to pick up the tab for certain business meals. Under a provision that’s part of one of the COVID-19 relief laws, the usual deduction for 50% of the cost of business meals is doubled to 100% for food and beverages provided by...

Should your business address retirement plan leakage?

Under just about any circumstances, the word “leakage” has negative connotations. And so it follows that this indeed holds true for retirement planning as well. In this context, leakage refers to early, pre-retirement withdrawals from an account. Now, as a business...

IRS urges people to stay alert to ongoing scams and schemes

From the IRS: The Internal Revenue Service urges people to stay resolute against ongoing scams and schemes by properly securing computers, tablets and phones. Solid cybersecurity protection and scam recognition is vital to reduce the threat of identity theft inside...

IRS eases Schedules K-2 and K-3 filing requirements for 2021

Executive Summary Two new forms may be required for entities filing Form 1065 or Form 1120-S and U.S. persons filing Form 8865: Schedule K-2, Partners’ Distributive Share Items – International or Shareholders' Pro Rata Share Items – International; and Schedule K-3,...

How to look for missing 401(k) plan participants

It’s a common problem every year. Employers discover that, when their 401(k) plans must make required minimum distributions, the addresses on file for some distributees have become invalid. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the IRS have both offered guidance...

2022 Tax Calendar

To help you make sure you don’t miss any important 2022 deadlines, we’ve provided this summary of when various tax-related forms, payments and other actions are due. Date Deadline for January 31 Individuals: Filing a 2021 income tax return (Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR)...

Numerous tax limits affecting businesses have increased for 2022

Many tax limits that affect businesses are annually indexed for inflation, and a number of them have increased for 2022. Here’s a rundown of those that may be important to you and your business. Social Security tax The amount of an employee’s earnings that is subject...

Disasters and your taxes: What you need to know

Homeowners and businesses across the country have experienced weather-related disasters in recent months. From hurricanes, tornadoes and other severe storms to the wildfires again raging in the West, natural disasters have led to significant losses for a wide swath of...

PPP Forgiveness and Repayment: What businesses need to know now

A critical deadline is approaching for many of the businesses that have received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was created in March 2020 by the CARES Act. If these borrowers don’t take action before the deadline expires, their loans will...

From FFCRA to ARPA: The latest on paid COVID-related leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was one of the first major laws enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It allows employees paid sick time and paid family leave time to care for themselves or loved ones during the ongoing health crisis. As of...

COBRA Provisions Play Critical Role in COVID-19 Relief Law

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees and their families have lost group health plan coverage because of layoffs or reduced hours. If your business has had to take such steps, and it’s required to offer continuing health care coverage under the Consolidated...

PPP Application Deadline Extended to May 31, 2021

The PPP Extension Act of 2021 extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application filing deadline from March 31, 2021, to May 31, 2021, thus providing potential PPP borrowers additional time to submit their applications. The law also gives the SBA an additional...

Many tax amounts affecting businesses have increased for 2021

A number of tax-related limits that affect businesses are annually indexed for inflation. Many have increased for 2021, while some have stayed the same due to low inflation. Here’s a rundown of those that may be important to you and your business. Social Security tax...

Important Update Regarding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

In recent blasts, and during our live webinar on January 21, we touched on various provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) which was enacted December 27, 2020. Many parts of this Act revolved around extensions or changes to provisions offered in the...

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