Employee benefits

SEPs: Simple but not always optimal

Simplified employee pension (SEP) plans can be attractive in the short term but over the long term can be expensive, inefficient, and inflexible.

Defined benefit plans in the big picture

Comprehensive financial planning can uncover when the advantages of a defined benefit plan for a small business might outweigh those of a defined contribution plan.

Qualified small employer HRAs get guidance

The IRS answers questions on health reimbursement arrangements, which were reinstated for small employers after PPACA market reform rules generally penalized the popular coverage option.

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.

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Building client loyalty with payroll services

In this report, CPA experts detail their tactics for performing successful payroll services, how to mitigate risk in the process, and the impact payroll can have as a value-added service.

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Using drones to enhance audits

Hermann Sidhu, CPA, global assurance digital leader at EY, walks us through EY’s exciting new project to use drones to help audit large warehouses and outdoor inventories.