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On-Premises Fringe Benefits, Part II: Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

In part one of this two-part series, “On-Premises Fringe Benefits, Part I: Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?,” I discussed the Internal Revenue Code’s provisions on tax-free employer-provided meals in addition to the...more

11/19/2014 - Employee Benefits Fringe Benefits IRS

On-Premises Fringe Benefits, Part I: Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

It is no secret that many Silicon Valley employers serve free gourmet meals to their employees—the Wall Street Journal, Bon Appétit magazine, Time, Forbes, and other media sources have reported on this benefit. In addition,...more

11/13/2014 - Employee Benefits Fringe Benefits IRS Silicon Valley Tax Exemptions

The Employment Law Authority - October/November 2014

In This Issue: - Employee Benefits. Recent IRS letter reminds employers about issues associated with offering “free” parking - State Round-Up. Learn about the latest employment law news in your state -...more

11/12/2014 - Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens Ebola EEOC EEOC v Abercrombie Employee Benefits Facebook Fringe Benefits Integrity Staffing v Busk IRS Mach Mining v EEOC NLRB OSHA Reporting Requirements SCOTUS Wage and Hour Workplace Bullying Workplace Violence Young v United Parcel Service

IRS Reminds Employers Value of “Free” Parking May Be Taxable Fringe Benefit

A recent Information Letter issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on the taxation of employer-provided parking, although noncontroversial, serves as a useful reminder that “free” parking for employees may result in...more

10/3/2014 - Employee Benefits Fair Market Value Fringe Benefits Income Taxes IRS Parking Lots

Supreme Court DOMA Decision—Part I: Fringe Benefits and Other Tax Implications

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its highly anticipated decision in United States v. Windsor, ruling that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional....more

7/24/2013 - DOMA Employee Benefits Fringe Benefits Income Taxes Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Tax Credits Tax Exemptions

IRS Guidance to Implement Retroactive Increase in 2012 Mass Transit Benefit Limits—January 31 Deadline

On January 16 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance on the application of the retroactive increase in excludible transit benefits, as enacted under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA). IRS Notice...more

1/18/2013 - American Taxpayer Relief Act Employee Benefits FICA Taxes IRS Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting Requirements Retroactive Application Tax Benefits Transit Benefits W-2 Withholding Errors

A Soft Landing From The Fiscal Cliff For Employee Benefits

Well, Congress in the season of giving has provided plan sponsors and participants with multiple beneficial opportunities to start 2013. Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8), also known as the...more

1/7/2013 - American Taxpayer Relief Act Educational Assistance Programs Employee Benefits Fiscal Cliff IRA Medicare Taxes Payroll Taxes Roth Conversions

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