By: Mark Mirsky

Proposed Tax Reform Provisions by the House and Senate

There are differences between the tax reform provisions proposed by the House and Senate. More changes are likely to occur as the Senate votes on its version in the next several days. Then, there must be a reconciliation of differences before we finally see the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act head to the President's desk for signature.

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By: Sharon Kreider

Tax Reform Bill Introduced Nov 9, 2017

There will be many changes before we see final tax reform legislation making its way to the President’s desk as donors, lobbyists, and constituents weigh in. Here is a comparison chart that briefly summarizes the major proposals affecting our individual client.

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By: Sharon Kreider

House Ways and Means Committee Releases Its TCJA in First Effort Toward Tax Reform

On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee released a 429-page bill aimed at tax reform. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has winners and losers. The losers are already lining up to lobby for changes to reinstate and protect their precious “sacred cows” Thus, as you would expect, this legislation has a long way to go before it is on the President’s desk. Here is a brief summary of this first try at tax reform1.

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By: Sharon Kreider

Health Care & Tax Planning: Changes are Coming

Health Care & Tax Planning: Changes are Coming

The House of Representatives passed its version of a repeal and replacement of Obamacare. The American Health Care Act is now in the Senate and it will be a long, arduous effort until the Senate passes a replacement bill. And then, it's on to reconciliation. In other words, it will be several months before the replacement legislation is final. But the expected delay won't stop clients from asking you questions about their health insurance prospects, as well as about tax planning.

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By: Vern Hoven

New Law Cures Small Employer Health Insurance Dilemma

New Law Cures Small Employer Health Insurance Dilemma

The 21st Century Cure Act has passed Congress and the President has just approved and signed. The legislation provides for an exception from group health plan requirements for qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements. Beginning in 2017, a small employer may again reimburse employees for individual health insurance premiums without fear of the onerous $100 per day per employee penalty assessed for violation of health care reform.

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By: Vern Hoven

Overtime Rules Changes – Is Your Client Ready?

Overtime Rules Changes – Is Your Client Ready?

Fair Labor Standards Act. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides American workers the right to a minimum wage and time-and-a-half pay for more than 40 hours of work in a week. The FLSA rules apply to hourly and salaried workers, but not to “white collar” workers whose salaries and duties exempt them from the overtime pay requirements. There are two ways in which an employee can be covered by the FLSA.

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