IRS Provides Guidance on Premium Assistance and Tax Credit for Continuation Health Coverage

This article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has provided guidance on tax breaks under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for continuation health coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). Notice 2021-31 provides guidance for employers, plan administrators, and health insurers regarding the new credit available to [...]

New Law Provides Additional Flexibility for Health FSAs and Dependent Care Assistance Programs

This article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service is providing greater flexibility, due to the pandemic, to employee benefit plans offering health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) or dependent care assistance programs. Under the COVID-related Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, these plans now have additional discretion in 2021 and 2022 [...]

New Law Extends COVID Tax Credit for Employers Who Keep Workers on Payroll

This article was published by the IRS.  The Internal Revenue Service urges employers to take advantage of the newly-extended employee retention credit, designed to make it easier for businesses that, despite challenges posed by COVID-19, choose to keep their employees on the payroll. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, enacted December 27, [...]

IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates for 2021

This article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2021 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on January 1, 2021, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel [...]

New Law Provides Relief for Eligible Taxpayers Who Need Funds from IRAs and Other Retirement Plans

This article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service provided a reminder today that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act can help eligible taxpayers in need by providing favorable tax treatment for withdrawals from retirement plans and IRAs and allowing certain retirement plans to offer expanded loan options. Can I get [...]

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