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July 29, 2013

North Carolina Enacts Major Tax Reform Legislation (article)

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed a major tax reform bill that replaces the graduated personal income tax rates with a flat tax, lowers the corporate income tax rate, limits the adjustments to federal adjusted gross income for purposes of calculating North Carolina personal income tax liability, extends the research and development credit, and repeals numerous credits against personal and corporate income taxes. Other substantial changes were made to sales and use taxes and motor fuel and estate taxes.

July 27, 2013

Trends in Healthcare Medical Group Practice – Bigger Can Be Better and Smarter (article)

With ongoing consolidations and mergers in the healthcare industry, and the inherent benefits that those mergers can provide, physician practice leaders may be tempted to aggressively enter into a transaction without performing the requisite due diligence. 

July 25, 2013

IRS' Latest Compliance Check Program Targets 457(b) Plans (article)

In June 2013, the IRS' Employee Plans Compliance Unit launched a Section 457(b) Plan Compliance Check Questionnaire Program aimed at helping the IRS understand compliance related to non-profits' 457(b) plans.

July 22, 2013

Florida Creates Sales Tax Exemption for Manufacturing Equipment (article)

Governor Rick Scott recently enacted Florida HB 7007 to create a sales tax exemption for industrial machinery and equipment purchased by manufacturers. Effective April 30, 2014, purchases of industrial machinery and equipment used by an eligible manufacturing business at a fixed location in Florida to manufacture, process, compound, or produce for sale items of tangible personal property will be exempt from sales tax.

July 16, 2013

IRS Announces Six-Month Extension to Start of FATCA Withholding Requirements

The IRS and Treasury Department announced on July 12 a six-month extension to the start of some withholding and account due diligence requirements under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) (P.L. 111-147). The extension will enable the U.S. to enter into FATCA agreements with more foreign jurisdictions, a Treasury official said during a conference call with reporters. An online FATCA registration site will open by August 19, 2013, the official added.

July 10, 2013

HRB 79 - IRS Guidance on Delay of Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Requirements

July 10, 2013 -- Shortly before the July 4th holiday, the Treasury Department announced in a blog that certain reporting requirements will be delayed, and hence the imposition of the employer shared responsibility tax would be delayed until 2015 (see CBIZ Health Reform Bulletin, IRS Notice 2013-45, issued on July 9, 2013.

July 5, 2013

Medicare Part D: 2014 Benefit Limits

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have released the 2014 cost of living adjustments for Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits.  The following are selected modified limits relating to the standard drug benefit and the retiree drug subsidy.

July 5, 2013

Supreme Court Opines on Same-Sex Marriage Issues

As is well known by now, on June 26, 2013, the U. S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that may have significant impact on employee benefit plan administration.

July 5, 2013

San Francisco HCSO Expenditure Rates for 2014

Covered employers who are subject to San Francisco’s Ordinance are required to make health care expenditures (HCE) to, or on behalf of, their covered employees.  These expenditure amounts are adjusted annually, in accordance with the San Francisco Ordinance.  Nonprofit entities with fewer than 50 employees, and small employers (those with fewer than 20 employees) are exempt from these provisions.

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