Tag Archives: Internal Revenue Service

U.S. Supreme Court hears ACA employer mandate case

Following is a news release issued March 4, 2015 from the Attorney General of the State of Indiana: U.S. Supreme Court hears ACA employer mandate case  Outcome will impact case brought by Indiana, 39 schools INDIANAPOLIS – A case of … Continue reading

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“Piling On”: IRS Issues Instructions on ACA Reporting Requirements

On August 28, 2014, the IRS issued draft instructions on the reporting requirements for employers subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions. The draft instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C are thirteen pages in length, filled with mind-numbing complexity that … Continue reading

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IRS Releases Draft Versions of Forms for Health Information Reporting by Employers

The IRS released final regulations on March 5, 2014, outlining the employer reporting requirements that will take effect for the 2015 taxable year. While the final regulations specified the type of information that will need to be reported, the actual … Continue reading

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King Decision on ACA Subsidies

On July 22, 2014, two conflicting decisions on the legality of insurance subsidies provided in federally established health care exchanges were handed down. In the Halbig decision, discussed previously in this blog, the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of … Continue reading

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Final Regulations on Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts (Distributions exempt from RMD Rules)

On July 2, 2014, the IRS issued final regulations concerning qualified longevity annuity contracts (“QLACs”) and how these are to be treated under the required minimum distribution (RMD) that apply to qualified retirement plans. The final regulations are effective immediately, … Continue reading

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Form 5500 Late Filing Relief

On May 9, 2014, the IRS issued two new guidance items concerning late-filing relief programs related to Form 5500. One of the guidance items, Revenue Procedure 2014-32, created a one-year pilot program providing penalty relief to plan administrators who fail … Continue reading

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Qualified retirement plans and same-sex marriages

Subsequent to the June 26, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court’s Windsor ruling, in which the Court held that same-sex marriages must be recognized under federal tax laws, the IRS and Department of Labor (“DOL”), respectively issued guidance concerning the impact of … Continue reading

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