The IRS announced that it would amend its regulations under Sec. 401(a)(9) to provide that qualified defined benefit plans cannot replace any joint and survivor, single life, or other annuity currently being paid, with a lump-sum payment or other accelerated distribution.
The IRS released regulations and a revenue procedure containing guidance for sponsors of multiemployer plans that have insufficient funds to pay benefits, to apply for approval of a suspension of benefits.
The inflation-adjusted amounts include the annual contribution limitation, the minimum deductible amounts and maximum out-of-pocket expense amounts for high-deductible health plans.
The existence of Children’s Health Insurance buy-in programs that qualify as minimum essential coverage will not make taxpayers ineligible for the premium tax credit except in periods when they are actually enrolled in the program.
The IRS issued guidance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on how to measure the lookback period for an employee under the lookback measurement method when the measurement period applicable to the employee changes.
The Internal Revenue Code provides an exception for certain performance-based compensation from the $1 million deduction limitation for compensation paid to covered employees by publicly held corporations.
The government issued final rules explaining the requirements that must be met before so-called wraparound health care benefits are permitted under the health care law.
Understand the rules for this leading form of retirement benefit.
The Affordable Care Act will impose a 40% excise tax on health care plans that provide excess benefits (so-called Cadillac health plans) starting in 2018. To prepare for its implementation, the IRS is asking taxpayers to comment on proposed rules.
The IRS said that small employers will not be subject to the Sec. 4980D excise tax for health insurance employer payment plans that do not comply with the market reforms required under the health care law.
The IRS announced that it will develop regulations that would permit a state or local retirement system that qualifies as a governmental plan to cover employees of charter schools.
As part of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, Congress retroactively reinstated the parity between transportation benefits for parking and for transit passes and vanpools to the beginning of 2014.
Disbursements containing both pretax and after-tax contributions may be treated as a single distribution.
Final regulations drop requirement of an additional premium or contribution and address employee-assistance programs.
The IRS issued final regulations and other guidance on how to determine whether taxpayers have minimum essential health care coverage and listing hardship exemptions for purposes of the individual mandate.
The Internal Revenue Service issued new rules on the tax treatment of smart cards and debit cards used to purchase transportation for employees.
Under guidance released on Friday, qualified defined contribution plans will be allowed to provide lifetime income to plan participants by offering funds including deferred annuities among their assets, even if some of the funds are available only to older plan participants (Notice 2014-66). In the notice, the IRS explained how
The IRS will continue processing credit claims despite one circuit’s decision overruling a key Affordable Care Act provision. The appellate courts for the D.C. Circuit and the Fourth Circuit issued conflicting decisions on July 22 regarding the availability of the Sec. 36B premium tax credit for taxpayers who purchase health
To avoid the expense of establishing a retirement plan, many small employers have left their employees on their own when it comes to saving for retirement. However, the small employer pension plan startup costs credit under Sec. 45E alleviates some of the burden by allowing a credit for establishing a
Vision, dental, and long-term-care benefits qualify as limited excepted benefits under new IRS rules
Dental, vision, and long-term-care benefits will qualify as excepted benefits under final regulations issued by the IRS (T.D. 9697). Excepted benefits are not subject to certain health reform requirements enacted as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), P.L. 104-191, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care