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May 13, 2020
By Karen McLeese
Individual Mandate Reporting Updates
A handful of states enacted individual mandate laws that require residents to be covered by minimum essential coverage (MEC) or pay a state tax. Further, these states require entities who provide MEC to file information returns to the relevant state departments. The state tax departments in California, District of Columbia and New Jersey have issued recent guidance to assist entities in their reporting obligations.
EEO Reports: Delay of Data Collection
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 situation on employer workplaces, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a delay in collecting data used for certain EEO-1 reporting obligations.
COBRA: Updated Model Notices and Extended Timing Rules
One of the areas that has been historically challenging for individuals relates to the interaction between COBRA and Medicare entitlement. The Department of Labor released two different updated model COBRA notices, together with a set of FAQs, to assist employees in making an informed COBRA decision. In separate guidance, the DOL together with the IRS, announced certain timing relief for plans and participant actions. Among the different types of benefit plan extended timeframes addressed in this guidance, several COBRA deadlines have been extended until 60 days following the end of the national emergency COVID-19 period.
May 13, 2020
IRS Guidance and Relief for Cafeteria Plans and other Account-based Plans
On May 12, 2020, the IRS and Treasury issued much anticipated guidance applicable to IRC Section 125 cafeteria plans, and spending account-based plans. Here is a summary of this guidance (IRS Notice 2020-29 and IRS Notice 2020-33).
May 12, 2020
Managing the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Guidance: Your Questions Answered
Guidance around the Paycheck Protection Program is evolving, and the following Q&A may help you clear up some uncertainty around PPP eligibility and benefits.
Law & Ordinance: A Deeper Look into the Cost of Replacing Property
A closer look at insurance claims value and replacement cost value can help prepare businesses for the true expense involved in replacing property damaged by natural disasters.
May 11, 2020
Campus Is Shut Down – What Can Be Done to Maximize This Time?
Many universities closed their campuses well in advance of the end of the semester in efforts to protect students and faculty from the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few things you can do even if campuses are closed.
6 Tax Considerations for the Real Estate Sector under Recent COVID-19 Legislation
Real estate operators have unique tax planning opportunities to consider that resulted from recent COVID-19 economic stimulus legislation. Here are six key tax considerations for real estate operators.
May 8, 2020
COVID-19 Office Update: Strategies for a Safe & Healthy Workplace
As businesses begin to reopen, many adjustments to your office space will need to be made to ensure the safety and wellness of your employees and guests. In this guide, our real estate experts address the strategies that your business can implement to achieve these goals.
May 7, 2020
By Philip Noftsinger
April Reading of the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (SBEI) Shows Its Greatest Hiring Decline to Date
Phil Noftsinger, Executive Vice President, CBIZ, Inc., discusses the drastic decline in small business employment in April 2020.