Employee Benefits


The Treasury Department and the IRS released Notice 2005-86, which clarifies that an individual participating in a flexible spending arrangement (FSA) is ineligible to contribute to a health savings account (HSA) during an FSA grace period, which extends the covered expense eligibility time frame up to 2 months into the following plan year ( www.treas.gov/press/releases/js3022.htm ). The notice also provides guidance on how employers can amend an FSA to eliminate the restriction on HSA contributions.

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IRS sets start date for tax season

The IRS announced that tax season will start in late January and that it will issue refunds to taxpayers despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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