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The IRS has published new versions of various forms and instructions used by taxpayers to assist them in preparing their 2018 income tax returns.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: HSA , Health Savings Account , Form 8889 , Schedule 1 , Schedule 4 , Form 1040 , IRS , 2018 tax filing , penalty
When it come to ERISA compliance, many employers have misconceptions surrounding when they must have plan documents and SPDs for benefits they sponsor, who is responsible for creating documents and SPDs and what information must be provided to employees and when.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: ERISA , Wrap Plans , ERISA Compliance , SPD , Plan Document , DOL

DOL Releases Inflation Adjusted Penalties for 2019

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The Department of Labor (DOL) recently published the Final Rule regarding the DOL Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2019 setting forth the inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties for violations pertaining to health and welfare benefit plans and pension and retirement plans.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: DOL , Penalty , 2019 , Inflation adjusted
The IRS has released IRS Publication 503 and Form 2441 (Child and Dependent Care Expenses) and the accompanying Form 2441 Instructions for the 2018 tax year.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: Publication 503 , IRS Pub 503 , 2018 tax filing , Child and Dependent Care , Form 2441 , Form 2441 Instructions
The IRS has released the latest version of Publication 502 for use in preparing 2018 tax returns. Taxpayers interested in filing itemized deductions for medical expenses will find the IRS Pub. 502 a useful resource when preparing their federal income tax returns.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: IRS Pub 502 , Publication 502 , Medical Expenses , Itemized Medical Expenses , 2018 Tax Filing
The answer will be different depending upon if the employee has a cafeteria plan with run out, grace period or rollover. The employee is not eligible for an HSA if he/she has disqualifying coverage.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: HSA , Health Care FSA , Limited Health Care FSA , Health Savings Account Eligibility , Grace Period , Run out period , Rollover
As we ring in 2019, calendar year cafeteria plan have also started the new 2019 plan year. Employers might be wondering whether it is really too late to allow employees to make changes to or even revoke their flexible spending account (FSA) elections, especially if it is prior to the first payroll for the new plan year.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: FSA , Permitted Election Change , Irrevocable , Plan Year
The IRS issued Notice 2019-02, announcing the optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: Medical , Mileage , 2019 limits , Medical Mileage , Business Mileage , Moving Mileage , IRS , IRS Notice 2019-02 , Charitable Mileage
The IRS recently released Notice 2018-94, which provides a 30 day extension to the deadline for Applicable Large Employers (ALE) to distribute the 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting forms to employees an covered individuals.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: IRS Notice 2018-94 , Employer reporting extension , 2018 ALE reporting extension , Form 1095-C , Form 1095-B , IRS
Today the IRS officially announced under Revenue Procedure 2018-57, the 2019 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes. Included in the announcement is the inflation adjusted 2019 limits for Health Care flexible spending accounts (FSA) under an IRC Section 125 cafeteria plan and the Parking and Transit account limits under and IRC Section 132 Transportation Plan.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: Revenue Procedure 2018-57 , Health FSA Limit 2019 , Transportation Plan Limits 2019
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