Employee Benefits

The Treasury Department and the IRS issued guidance on health savings accounts (HSAs) ( www.treas.gov/press/releases/js1278.htm ) to increase health-insurance-plan designers’ and consumers’ understanding of the IRS rules governing such plans. HSAs are tax-exempt trust or custodial accounts established exclusively to pay the qualified medical expenses of an eligible individual participating in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) whose coverage provisions satisfy related IRS requirements. The guidance clarifies the types of preventive care an HDHP covers and the interaction between it and other prescription drug benefit plans.


6 key areas of change for accountants and auditors

New accounting standards on revenue recognition, leases, and credit losses present implementation challenges. This independently-written report identifies the hurdles that accounting professionals face and provides tips for overcoming the challenges.


How tax reform will impact individual taxpayers

Amy Wang, a CPA who is a senior technical manager for tax advocacy at the AICPA, answers to some of the most common questions on how the new tax reform law will impact individual taxpayers.