Employee Benefits


The Treasury Department and IRS issued Notice 2005-42, which allows employers to modify flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) to extend the deadline for reimbursement of health and dependent care expenses up to 2.5 months after the end of the plan year ( www.treas.gov/press/releases/reports/n0542.pdf ). Previously, employees forfeited any FSA funds they did not use by the end of the year.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.

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Solving the lease accounting challenge

The challenges of the new lease accounting standard have been pervasive to say the least. In this free, independently-written report, you'll learn effective adoption strategies as well as resources for easing the transition to the new standard.