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.

FEATURE

Tackling TCJA changes this tax season

Return preparers must be ready for how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has modified many common features of individual and business returns.

PODCAST

Why CPAs can’t wait on automation tools

What do accounting firms waiting on others to develop AI, automation, and data analytics tools have in common with a baseball fan sitting in a stadium filling with water at an exponential rate? The answer could determine your firm’s fate.