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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What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.