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IRS Publication 15-B on Fringe Benefits Released

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March 6, 2018, the IRS released Publication 15-B, Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits for use in 2018. As a result of changes related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed late in 2017, the Publication on page 20 outlines the tax treatment of qualified transportation fringe benefits to employees, including those provided through the use of salary reduction program.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: Publication 15-B , Transportation plans , parking , transit , bicycling benefit , Tax Cuts and Jobs Act , QSEHRA , health flexible spending account , business mileage , tax reform

GOP Passes Tax Reform

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After months of debate on tax reform, today the House by a by a vote of 224-201, passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1) to overhaul the tax code. The bill now heads to the White House where President Trump says that he will sign it into law. We anticipate that the bill will be signed before Christmas.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Health Care Reform, Compliance | Tags: Tax Reform , GOP , Depedent Care Flexible Spending Accounts , Transportation Plans , Bicycling Benefit , Transit , Parking , Education Assistance , Adoption Assistance , IRS , Individual Mandate , ACA , Cadillac Tax
Today the IRS announced under Revenue Procedure 2017-58, the 2018 annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes. Included in the announcement is the inflation adjusted 2018 limits for health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) under an IRC §125 cafeteria plan and the Parking and Transit account limits under an IRC §132 Transportation Plan.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Health Care Reform, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: Health FSA Limit , 2018 , Transit , Parking , Transportation Plan Limits , IRS , Revenue Procedure , RP 2017-58
Today the IRS announced under Revenue Procedure 2016-55, the 2017 annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes. Included in the announcement is the inflation adjusted 2017 limits for health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) in an IRC §125 cafeteria plan and the Parking and Transit account limits in an IRC §132 Transportation Plan.
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Categories: Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: Health FSA , Transit , Parking , IRS , 2017 Limits
The House of Representatives has filed two pieces of legislation that have bipartisan support in the House and Senate to make the monthly pre-tax dollar amount for Transit Benefits in a Code Section 132 Transportation Plan equal to the monthly pre-tax amount for Parking Benefits. Through the legislation, the parity in the dollar amount for the two benefits would be made permanent. It is expected that the legislation will be enacted before Congress adjourns on December 22, 2015.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: Parking , Transit , IRS