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Prior to the start of the 2013 Florida legislative session, President Gaetz and Speaker Weatherford outlined a joint agenda that included tackling ethics, elections, campaign finance, state pensions and higher education. The...more
403(b) retirement plans are similar to 401(k) plans, but the employers who may establish 403(b) plans are limited to public schools, certain tax exempt employers (including religious and charitable...more
Just a few weeks before many tax-exempt organizations file their annual Form 990, the IRS yesterday released its final report on the Colleges and Universities Compliance Project, which it had initiated in 2008 by sending...more
When lawmakers returned on April 2 for the second half of the 2013 Regular Session, the 16th legislative day resulted in one of the longest of the year, with both houses adjourning close to midnight and then putting in long...more
Institutions of higher education that receive Title IV funding must properly disclose certain information concerning course offerings that are or may be considered gainful employment programs by the U.S. Department of...more
At the end of last year, we alerted you that the beneficial tax treatment of educational assistance programs under Section 127 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) pursuant to which an employer pays, or reimburses, an...more
The Governor signed Assembly Bill 340 (“AB 340”) on September 12, 2012, and the new law will bring changes to California’s public retirement systems. AB 340, formerly known as the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform...more
The following is a summary of the 2012 legislative changes affecting school districts. Click here for a pdf of the entire summary or click the links below to review the specific topics (see full alert for pdf and links). To...more
We are pleased to share our summary of new laws enacted by the State of Maine 125th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session.
When the Legislature completes its business, we will update the 2012 Summary of New Maine Laws report...more
Last week, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Relative to Gender Identity,” also known as the Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Bill. This law, which will go into effect in July 2012, extends the state’s...more
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (aka CalSTRS) claims to be the largest teachers’ retirement fund in the United States with assets of $148,000,000,000 at October 31, 2011. A 12 member board administers...more
On November 23, 2011, Governor Patrick signed into law House Bill 3810, “An Act Relative To Gender Identity.” The new law protects transgender individuals from discrimination in housing, education, employment and credit by...more
Originally published in the Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal, 39 CPJ 227, 11/04/2011.
In July 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations (the ‘‘Final Regulations’’) under §403(b) of the...more
In Private Letter Ruling 201142033 (July 25, 2011), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled that the IRC § 403(b) universal availability requirement was not violated merely because (i) a university system made available two...more
As discussed in a prior alert, Senate Bill 1831 was set to impose a penalty on employers that contribute to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) for certain end-of-career salary increases for IMRF-covered employees....more
Due to inaction by the Illinois General Assembly in the most recent legislative session, two important Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) rules are set to expire on July 1 of this year.
First, the post-employment work...more
On June 13, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released final regulations requiring career college programs to demonstrate that they are preparing students for “gainful employment.” Programs that fail to meet...more
The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it is sending 403(b) compliance questionnaires to a random selection of approximately 300 colleges and universities (both public and private) as part of an increased effort to...more
Last-Minute Year-End Tax Planning Possible with the Passage of the Long-Anticipated Legislation
On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed into law the greatly contested and debated Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance...more
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