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The DOMA Decision – IRS Guidance on Application to Retirement Plans

Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) June 26, 2013 (U.S. v. Windsor), there have been many questions regarding the recognition of same-sex spouses for qualified retirement...more

4/10/2014 - IRS Retirement Plan Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

IRS Permits Mid-Year Changes to 401(k) Safe Harbor Contributions

On November 14, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations that permit mid-year reductions or suspensions of safe harbor nonelective contributions, and that modify the rules permitting mid-year reductions or...more

11/19/2013 - 401k IRS Retirement Plan Safe Harbors

Obama Administration to Delay Employer Reporting Requirements and ‘Shared Responsibility’ Payments until 2015

On July 2, 2013, the Obama Administration (“Administration”) announced that it will delay the mandatory reporting requirements for employers and health insurers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)...more

7/5/2013 - Affordable Care Act Deadlines Delays Employer Mandates Healthcare Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule Tax Penalties U.S. Treasury

IRS Proposes Regulations on $500,000 Deduction Limit for Compensation Provided by Health Insurance Providers

On April 1, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) published proposed regulations clarifying the $500,000 deduction limit for compensation provided by certain health insurance providers, which is contained in section...more

4/29/2013 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare IRS Proposed Regulation Tax Deductions

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