Our Employee Benefit practice concentrates on providing a complete range of planning and compliance services under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. Consulting services include tax minimization strategies, structuring of employee benefit plans, fiduciary compliance and government as well as internal audits.
Tax planning and other compliance services are an essential part of the employee benefit practice. Our employee benefit professionals possess expertise in the application of the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA to tax and non-tax qualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans as well as representation of these plans before the IRS and the DOL. Our efforts focus principally working with corporate and flow through entities, as well as high net-worth individuals with their retirement planning.
With much of the rhetoric in Washington D.C. during the past couple of weeks over funding of the border wall and the current government shut down, employers still may have reporting requirements for 2018 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Act requires insurers, self-insuring employers, and those employers with 50 or more full-time equivalents (FTEs) to report certain information to the IRS and Social Security Administration using forms 1095-B, 1095-C and 1094.
As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in December 2017, the new law grants a tax credit for 2018 and 2019 for employers that voluntarily offer paid family and medical leave.
Division of assets, possible child support, alimony, child custody, emotions - divorce can be a complicated, stressful and painful process. For 2018, now add taxes and timing into the mix.
Required minimum distributions (RMDs) are mandated withdrawals from qualified retirement plans and IRAs after you have reached the age of 70½. Miss one or don't take enough out of your account and a 50 percent penalty applies. While the IRS requires these distributions, that doesn't mean you can't plan to use it to your benefit.
Sometimes a transaction does not result in the desired outcome. When it comes to IRA contributions and conversions though, tax laws were enacted to allow a do-over. This is the foundation for a "recharacterization." When a person converts a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, the amount converted becomes immediately taxable to the account holder.