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COVID-19 Disaster Plan Relief: Tax Opportunities for Employers and Employees

By K·Coe Editorial | March 27, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Tax experts are dusting off a little-used tax law (enacted in 2002 following September 11th attacks) that is coming in handy for businesses dealing with COVID-19 today.  Section 139 allows employers to make “qualified disaster relief payments” to employees to assist in managing their expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The …

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IRS Changes Rules for Health Insurance Premiums, Employers Could Benefit

By K·Coe Editorial | August 28, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A monumental change has been announced by the IRS recently – and both large and small employers stand to benefit. Beginning January 1, 2020, large and small employers may reimburse employees for the cost of individual health insurance policies using an individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement (ICHRA). Previously, the IRS …

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California’s Employee Classifications to Undergo Reevaluation with Approval of AB 5

By K·Coe Editorial | June 4, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes With the approval of California’s Assembly Bill 5 – which classifies the recent Dynamex court decision to use stricter ABC testing for determining independent contractor status – many businesses could face consequences under the new rules should it next pass in the state Senate. What is Assembly Bill 5? The …

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