News-to-Use

IRS Extends COVID-19 Leave Donation Programs

The IRS extended special tax relief for COVID-19 leave-based donation programs. An employer with a leave-based donation program allows its employees to give up their ...
READ MORE

Tax Credits for Emergency Paid Sick Leave

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP”) provides a tax credit for private employers with fewer than 500 employee who decide to provide emergency paid sick and/or ...
READ MORE

Tax Credit for COVID-19 Vaccines

The IRS announced the expansion of tax credits under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) to cover paid time off for employees receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. Employers ...
READ MORE

PPE and Health FSA/HRA

The IRS announced that amounts paid for personal protective equipment such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes for the primary purpose of preventing the spread ...
READ MORE

ACA Filing Due Soon

Employers must remember their Affordable Care Act (ACA) obligations even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Form 1094-B/C must be transmitted to the IRS by March 31, 2021. ...
READ MORE

COBRA Timeframes: Extended Again

The Employee Benefits Security Administration issued Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 on February 26, 2021 requiring an ongoing suspension of COBRA deadlines that come due ...
READ MORE

Employers Requiring COVID Vaccines

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released guidance for employers to use when considering requiring COVID-19 vaccines for employees. The guidance says ...
READ MORE

New Flexible Spending Account Changes in Stimulus Bill

The Stimulus Bill (Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021) passed by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on December 21, 2020 gives flexible spending account ...
READ MORE

Question of the Week

Q.- We had a part-time employee who did not work for a few months because we were closed due to COVID restrictions. We received a Paycheck Protection loan and paid the ...
READ MORE

Question of the Week

Q.- A COBRA participant is asking for his spouse to be added to his COBRA coverage since she exhausted her own COBRA coverage. Doesn’t his request have to be made within ...
READ MORE