Jeffrey S. Ashendorf

Jeffrey S. Ashendorf


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New York City Transit Benefit Requirement Fast Approaching

As most New York City employers know by now, beginning January 1, 2016, the New York Mass Transit Benefits Law (the "ordinance") requires employers with twenty or more full-time employees working in New York City to offer...more

11/5/2015 - Cafeteria Plans Collective Bargaining Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) Compliance Employee Benefits Fringe Benefits Independent Contractors Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Mass Transit Partnerships Public Transit Railways Reimbursements S-Corporation Wage and Hour Wage Deductions

2016 Cost of Living Increases are Rare

On October 21, 2015, in Information Release 2015-118, the IRS announced cost-of-living adjustments to various dollar limitations under the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code") for pension plans and other related items for the...more

10/28/2015 - 401k 403(b) Plans 457(b) Plans Affordable Care Act Cost-of-Living Defined Contribution Plans Employee Benefits FSA Health Insurance Healthcare HHS Insurance Industry Internal Revenue Code (IRC) IRA IRS Medicare Part B Multiemployer Plan Retirement Plan Social Security Act Social Security Administration (SSA) Tax Credits

Extending Form 5500 Deadlines

On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed the "Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015" (P.L. 114-41) (the "Act"). The Act primarily served to extend the Highway Trust Fund and various...more

9/10/2015 - DOL Employee Benefits Filing Requirements Form 5500 Highway Trust Fund IRS Obama Administration PBGC Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act

IRS Announces 2015 Cost-of-Living Increases to Benefit Plan Limits

On October 23, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living adjustments affecting the limitations applicable to pension and other retirement plans, in IR 2014-99. Some of the limitations remain unchanged...more

10/24/2014 - Benefit Plan Sponsors COLA Employee Benefits Income Taxes IRS Popular

Mid-Year Changes To Safe-Harbor Plans

On November 14, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations modifying some of the conditions for making mid-year changes to employer matching or nonelective contributions under plans that utilize the...more

11/15/2013 - 401k Employee Benefits Employer Contributions Internal Revenue Code (IRC) IRS Safe Harbors

Legal Alert: Correcting 2012 Withholding Errors

One of the changes made by the American Taxpayer Relief Act ("ATRA") was to restore the $240 monthly limit on employer-provided transit passes or commuting transportation, which had reverted to $125 as of January 1, 2012. ...more

1/18/2013 - American Taxpayer Relief Act Employee Benefits FICA Taxes Income Taxes Payroll Taxes Retroactive Application Transit Benefits Withholding Errors

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