Employee benefits

Congress enacts law allowing HRAs under the Affordable Care Act

The Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which, among other things, permits certain employers to offer health reimbursement arrangements to employees without running afoul of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s market reform provisions.

IRS extends due dates for PPACA forms and penalty relief

In response to concerns from employers, insurers, and other providers of minimum essential coverage, the IRS announced that it is extending the due dates for certain health care forms required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

IRS extends health care information return due dates

In response to concerns by employers and insurers about meeting the current due dates for information returns required under the health care law, the IRS delayed the due dates for these returns for the upcoming filing season.

Health reform prohibits most reimbursement plans

Transition relief continues through 2015 for S corporation 2% shareholder-employees, but stand-alone health reimbursement arrangements and employer payment plans can be subject to penalties.

HSA amounts for 2016

The IRS issued the inflation-adjusted figures for calendar year 2016 for the annual contribution limits for health savings accounts and the minimum deductible amounts and maximum out-of-pocket expense amounts for high-deductible health plans.

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How the election may affect taxation of business income

This report summarizes recent proposals to reform the U.S. business income tax system and considers the path to enactment of any such legislation.

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How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

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Did you follow 2016’s biggest accounting news?

CPAs will remember 2016 as a year of new standards and new faces. How well did you follow the biggest accounting events? The 7 questions in this quiz will help you find out