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Updated on January 12, 2016

IRS Issues Guidance for Retroactive 2015 Increase in Excludable Transit Benefits

On January 11, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-6 (the Notice) to provide guidance related to the Consolidated Appropriations Act (the Act), Pub. L. 114-113, which was signed into law on December 18, 2015.


Preparing for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Reporting: What Employers Need to Know

Jan 13

The ACA requires Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) to report to the IRS whether they offered their full-time employees and their full-time employees' dependent children the opportunity to enroll in minimum essential coverage (MEC) under an eligible employer-sponsored plan.


New IRS Guidance Extends ACA Information Reporting Due Dates

Dec 29

On December 28, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-4 (the Notice), which extends the due dates for certain 2015 information reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


Year-End Legislation Includes Provisions Affecting Employers

Dec 21

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law two bills that will affect employers: “The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016,” commonly referred to as the “Omnibus Appropriations” bill, and “The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015” (PATH Act), commonly referred to as the “tax extenders” bill.


Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program Extended and New “Long-term Unemployed” Category Established

Dec 21

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Omnibus Spending Bill H.R. 2029 and the PATH Act (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015) into law, which provides a five-year extension to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program.

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