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IRS Issues Updated Employers Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

Recently the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued its 2018 Publication 15-B, which informs employers about employment tax treatment of fringe benefits.Updates include:the suspension of qualified bicycle commuting reimbursements from an employee’s income for any tax year after December 31, 2017 and before January 1, 2026;the suspension of the exclusion for qualified moving expense reimbursements from an … Continued

IRS Changes Course (Again) and Restores 2018 HSA Family Limit to $6,900 | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

On April 26th, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the 2018 annual contribution limit to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for persons with family coverage under a qualifying High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) is restored to $6,900. The single-coverage limit of $3,450 is not affected.This is the final word on what has been an unusual … Continued

Higher Satisfaction Through Higher Education | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

When evaluating employee benefits, essentials such as health and dental plans, vacation time and 401(k) contributions quickly come to mind. Another benefit employers should consider involves subsidizing learning as well as ambitions. Grants and reimbursements toward advanced degrees and continuing education can be a smart investment for both employers and employees.Educational benefits are strongly linked … Continued

The Rap on Wraps | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

There’s a good chance you use a wrap document to help satisfy your Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) summary plan description (SPD) obligations. Yet if you look for a definition of wrap document in ERISA statutes or regulations, you will not find one. The wrap is not a defined term or required document; it … Continued

New Guidance on Tipped Wages | JRW Associates, Inc., a Raleigh Benefit Advisory Firm

The 2,232-page budget spending bill that was signed by President Trump on March 23, 2018, included an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) prohibiting employers, managers, or supervisors from collecting or retaining tips made by employees, regardless of whether the employer takes a tip credit.This law essentially blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s … Continued

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