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Smaller Employers Can Now Offer Pre-Tax Medical Reimbursement Programs

On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the “21st Century Cures Act” which could impact employers who are not subject to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because they have fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees.

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Final Rule on Overtime Signals Big Changes for Companies

The Labor Department’s new final overtime rule could drastically impact companies’ bottom lines. Learn how the rule affects companies, and what they can do.

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Ohio and Florida Homestead Credits

Stay up to date with the latest state and local tax news. In this blog, we cover Florida/Ohio real estate taxes, the Internet Tax Freedom Act and Massachusetts amnesty.

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Is the President’s New Cybersecurity Proposal Playing Catch-Up?

When the Obama administration rolled out its new Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) in February, the only thing surprising about it was the lack of anything surprising. While the plan mainly sticks to basic security principles, it’s a long-awaited first step in addressing the nation’s digital safety concerns. But, does the plan go far enough?

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What is the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the health reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in March, 2010. The ACA is the most significant overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the 1960s. It was enacted to expand access to health care and curb U.S. health care spending.

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Changes to 831(b) Captive Insurance Company Requirements

The spending bill signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015 will have a significant effect on existing 831(b) captives and could make it more difficult to either maintain the 831(b) election or to qualify for it. However, it also may greatly benefit some small captives that have been subject to the same premium limits for nearly 30 years.

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Tax Extenders Bill Signed Into Law

On December 18, President Obama signed H.R. 2029, the tax and spending bills. The tax portion includes a two-year delay on taxing high-cost “Cadillac” health plans, as well extensions to several renewable energy credits and a tax break for oil refiners, with tax extenders language making permanent or extending dozens of expired business and household tax breaks. Here is what you need to know.

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Congress Considers Extending Expired Tax Provisions

Congress is considering several measures that would extend tax provisions that were previously allowed to expire.

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President Obama Pledges $500M Investment in Manufacturing Initiatives

President Obama chose Cleveland as a backdrop to announce three new manufacturing initiatives that total $500 million in public/private investments. During yesterday’s visit, the president stressed the role manufacturing plays in the vitality of our economy. During his comments at the City Club of Cleveland and at a visit to MAGNET, the manufacturing incubator at […]

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