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New Illinois Law Eliminates Franchise Tax, Offers Tax Amnesty
Illinois recently enacted legislation that offers significant benefits to delinquent taxpayers and corporations doing business in Illinois.
United States
30 Jul 2019
Nonprofit Universities And Schools - Skip The Newspaper Publication Of Your Nondiscrimination Policy
Revenue Procedure 2019-22 provides a third method for publicizing its racial nondiscrimination policy.
United States
29 Jul 2019
The Privileged Nature Of Tax Returns In California
On January 4, 2019, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District issued an opinion reminding us that under California law, tax returns are privileged and improper disclosure of them can even potentially rise ...
United States
23 Jan 2019
Good News / Bad News: The IRS Has Released Interim Guidance Regarding The New Excess Compensation Excise Tax Applicable To Tax-Exempt Organizations
Just in time for the New Year and notwithstanding the government shutdown, on December 31, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Notice 2019-09 (the "Notice")...
United States
17 Jan 2019
IRS Retroactively Reduces HSA Contribution Limit; Transition Relief May Follow
The amount of the reduction is small, but employees with family coverage in an HSA may feel the effects in their tax bills for 2018.
United States
9 Apr 2018
Sexual Harassment Legal Settlements: What Employers Need To Know About The New Tax Act
The new Tax Act prohibits employers from deducting payments to individuals alleging sexual harassment or sexual abuse if the settlement or payment requires the Claimant to execute a nondisclosure agreement.
United States
22 Jan 2018
Tax Reform Impact On Employers And Employees
On December 15, 2017, Congressional Leaders announced that the conferees appointed by both the House and the Senate reached an agreement to reconcile differences ...
United States
27 Dec 2017
Senate And House Reconcile Their Versions Of Tax Reform
This is the fourth issue in a planned series of alerts designed to provide an in-depth analysis on topics related to tax reform. This Tax Reform Management Alert ...
United States
27 Dec 2017
"Tax Cut and Jobs Act" H.R. 1 Passes House Of Representatives: Provisions To Watch
BioLoquitur has reported on legislative developments in the past, but never did we expect to discuss a tax bill. Last week, however, the U.S. House of Representatives ...
United States
23 Nov 2017
New York State Paid Family Leave - Tax Guidance Issued
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance recently issued guidance on the tax treatment of New York State Paid Family Leave employee contributions and the PFL benefit.
United States
5 Sep 2017
Guidance To IRS Examiners On 401(K)/403(B) Hardship Withdrawals
Over the past few years, plan administrators have frequently asked how hardship withdrawal requests can/should be substantiated from 401(k) and 403(b) plans and, in particular, whether self-certification is sufficient.
United States
14 Mar 2017
10 Key Ways The Trump Administration May Impact The Way You Do Business In 2017
Today marks just over a month since Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States.
United States
19 Dec 2016
Be Careful What You Ask For In Clinton-Trump Tax Reforms
Steven Richman authored an article "Be careful what you ask for in Clinton-Trump tax reforms" on November 4 in The Hill.
United States
14 Nov 2016
One Step Back, One Step Forward: New Debt-Equity Regulations Narrow Their Focus On Earnings Stripping
On October 13, 2016 the IRS and Treasury Department published over 500 pages of final and temporary regulations under Code Section 385 (the "Final Regulations").
United States
10 Nov 2016
IRS Allows Self-Certification For Waiver Of 60-Day Rollover Requirement
On August 24th, the IRS released guidance that permits an automatic waiver of the sixty-day rollover period for retirement plan distributions by allowing individuals to self-certify that they qualify for the waiver under any of 11 common circumstances.
United States
16 Sep 2016
IRS Proposes Regulations On 457(f) Plans For Tax-Exempt Employers
It took only 9 years since first announcing its intention to issue regulations, but the IRS has finally issued proposed regulations for deferred compensation arrangements sponsored by tax-exempt and governmental employers.
United States
13 Jul 2016
REMINDER – IRS Questions On Form 5500 Not Required To Be Answered
Earlier this year, the IRS announced that it had failed to receive Office of Management and Budget approval and that, consequently, certain questions it had added to the Form 5500 series...
United States
12 Jul 2016
Program Related Investments: Final Regulations
Final program related investment (PRI) regulations released and effective on April 25, 2016 illustrate the broad range of programs and investment types that can qualify as PRIs for private foundations.
United States
27 Apr 2016
IRS Provides Flexibility For Mid-Year Amendment Of Safe Harbor 401(k)/403(b) Plans
On January 29, 2016, the IRS issued Notice 2016-16 (a copy can be found here), which provides much-needed guidance and flexibility for mid-year amendments to safe harbor plans.
United States
5 Feb 2016
Issue 97: Another Holiday Gift - ACA Reporting Deadlines Extended!
This is the ninety-seventh issue in our health care reform series of alerts for employers on selected topics in health care reform.
United States
5 Jan 2016
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