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March 6, 2012

GINA Subject to EEOC’s Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

On February 3, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a final regulation relating to recordkeeping and reporting requirements by covered employers subject to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).  This regulation, which takes effect April 3, 2012, makes GINA subject to the same recordkeeping and reporting requirements imposed by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

February 25, 2012

New York Sales Taxation of Information Services – A Cautionary Tale (article)

The Internet and other technological advances over the past couple of decades have dramatically changed our lives, allowing us to transfer and disseminate information instantaneously.

February 23, 2012

New Rules for Tax Exempt Organizations Allows States More Access to Internal Revenue Service Records (article)

The 2006 Pension Protection Act (PPA) expanded the ability of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to disclose information to states concerning §501(c)(3) organizations and applicants as well as certain other exempt organizations. In 2011, the IRS issued Proposed Regulation §301.6104(c)-1, which provides guidance regarding these additional disclosures.

February 23, 2012

IRS’ Exempt Organization Division Outlines Ambitious 2012 Work Plan (article)

The IRS' Exempt Organization Division (EO) released its work plan for FY 2012, a comprehensive plan that touches upon areas from Form 990 compliance to employment-tax research. According to the IRS, these efforts are in addition to the division's permanent determinations and examinations responsibilities.

February 17, 2012

IRS Issues Comprehensive Proposed Regulations on Foreign Account Compliance (article)

The U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS recently issued proposed regulations implementing information reporting and withholding tax requirements for foreign financial institutions (FFIs) as set forth in the new rules known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or "FATCA" provisions. 

February 15, 2012

Work Opportunity Credit for Qualified Veterans Expanded (article)

Last fall’s VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (“VOW Act”) expanded the targeted groups for which the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (“WOTC”) can be claimed to include two additional groups of qualified veterans. The VOW Act also extended the WOTC for hiring qualified veterans through 2012 (the credit expired for all other targeted groups on December 31, 2011). 

February 13, 2012

HRB 46 - Preventive Health Services for Women: Regulations Final – Limited Exception for Certain Church Plans

February 13, 2012 -- More health care reform guidance has been finalized, of sorts, specifically relating to required coverage for preventive health care services, and more specifically, women’s health services. 

February 10, 2012

HRB 45 - ACA Updates

February 10, 2012 -- Final Rules:  Summary of Benefits and Coverage

The governing Agencies (HHS, IRS and DOL) responsible for interpreting and regulating the Affordable Care Act (ACA), have been busy these last days issuing guidance to employers.  Of particular note, we now have guidance on ACA’s requirement for a uniform summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). 

February 8, 2012

2011 Form M-1 Filing

Multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs) are subject to an annual reporting requirement.  This annual reporting requirement is to be accomplished on the Form M-1.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently released the 2011 edition of the Form M-1 Filing Packet. The primary change to the 2011 form is the attestation of compliance with the group market provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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