Employee benefits

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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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.

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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.