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SECURE Act vs. RESA

On May 23rd, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” (SECURE) Act

Employee Benefits Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

When conducting due diligence in connection with a potential merger or acquisition, companies too frequently treat employee benefits as an afterthought.

Congress Reaches Out to President to Help ESOPs

More than 20 members of Congress signed a letter addressed to President Trump earlier this month requesting assistance in protecting employee-owned companies

IRS Clarifies Treatment of Transportation Fringe Benefits for Tax-Exempt Employers

The IRS recently released subsequent guidance on an issue we discussed in a previous Our Thoughts On article (see here). In late March, the agency updated

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IRS Releases FAQs on Family Medical Leave Act Credit

The IRS recently posted to its website FAQs regarding the new Internal Revenue Code Section 45S, "Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave"

Weathering Volatile Markets

Over the past few months, investors have had to deal with increased market volatility, a trend that could well persist for some time to come. As concerns

2017 TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT: EFFECT OF TRANSPORTATION FRINGE BENEFITS ON UNRELATED BUSINESS TAXABLE INCOME (UBTI)

Under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Section 274(a) of the Internal Revenue Code includes a new provision that expressly disallows deductions for “the

2018 Retirement Plan Limitations

Update to the original article: On October 13, 2017, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the maximum amount of earnings subject to

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IRS Announces Updates for Contribution Limits and Income Thresholds for Retirement Plans in 2018

Employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b) plans will be able to contribute up to $18,500 in 2018, up from $18,000 for 2017. This limit is aggregated

Maximizing Retirement Benefits for Key Employees

As a general rule, the Internal Revenue Code requires that a qualified retirement plan cannot discriminate in favor of highly compensated employees (HCEs)

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