Health Accounts Illustrated

The IRS has provided guidance on a variety of issues pertaining to health savings accounts (HSAs). The 42 questions and answers of Notice 2008- 59 address such issues as eligibility for individuals with “limited purpose” coverage by a health flexible spending account (FSA) or health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). The guidance also covers eligibility for an HSA when an accompanying high-deductible health plan features both a family, or “umbrella,” deductible and an embedded individual deductible. If a limited-purpose FSA or HRA covers post-deductible expenses above the individual, but below the umbrella, deductible, an individual can still remain eligible for an HSA.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.