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Wealth Management Update - February 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

February Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts - The February § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs...more

IRS Adjusted ACA Fee Amounts for the 2017 Policy or Plan Years

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee was established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to advance comparative clinical effectiveness research. The PCORI fee is assessed on issuers of health insurance...more

Executor Loses Out on Fees Due to Section 6166 Lien

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

A personal representative/executor for an estate granted a special estate tax lien under Code §6324A to the U.S. as part of a Section 6166 election to defer payment of federal estate tax. At the time, the executor had been...more

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Addressing Management Fee Waivers

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Certain arrangements would be recharacterized as ordinary income, rather than as distributive shares of partnership income. On July 22, 2015, the US Treasury Department and the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released...more

Tax Talk -- Volume 7, No. 2 -- July 2014

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: - As FATCA Begins, IRS Rolls out Withholding Forms, Increases IGA Count - IRS Issues Final Circular 230 Rules Simplifying Written Tax Advice Requirements - Mortgage CCA Raises More...more

Final Regulations Issued For Investment Advisory Fees and Other Costs Incurred By Trusts and Estates Subject to the 2-Percent...

by Williams Mullen on

On May 8, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service published final Treasury Regulations, §1.67-4, prescribing when costs incurred by estates or nongrantor trusts are subject to the 2-percent floor for miscellaneous itemized...more

Financial Services Law

D.C. Circuit Court Upholds Fed’s Debit Card Fee Cap, Antiexclusivity Rules - Dealing a blow to merchants nationwide, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court and upheld the rules promulgated by the...more

HHS and IRS Release Updates on the SHOP Marketplace, Fees, Taxes, and Payment Parameters

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Before departing for the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday, the Obama administration released several new regulatory announcements and guidance relating to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The new guidance delays...more

DOL Policy Allows Employers A Limited Opportunity To Re-Set Timing Of Annual Participant Fee Disclosures

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The DOL’s new participant fee disclosures regulations took effect last year. These rules require 401(k) and other participant-directed plans to provide participants with an annual disclosure of certain plan and fee...more

Reminder: PCORI Fee Due July 31 for Employers With Self-Insured Health Plans

by Dechert LLP on

As previously reported, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) established the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (the “PCORI”) for the purpose of assisting patients, clinicians, purchasers and...more

PCORI Fee Payment and Filing Deadline is July 31, 2013

The Affordable Care Act has established a new annual fee, imposed on group health plans, which will be used to fund the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The amount of the fee is $1 times the average number of...more

IRS Guidance Released on the Delayed Implementation of the Affordable Care Act's Play or Pay Rules - Penalties Will Not Apply to...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

On the heels of last week’s announcement that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) reporting requirements and Play or Pay penalties will not go into effect until 2015, the IRS has released transition relief clarifying that the...more

Recent Employee Benefit Developments

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

HIPAA Final Regulations - In January of this year, the Department of Health and Human Services issued final regulations (also referred to as the “Omnibus Rule”) that include changes to the privacy, security and breach...more

Ropes & Gray’s Private Investment Fund Update: June 2013

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Highlights - SEC Updates Form PF "Frequently Asked Questions" - The SEC recently released updated "Frequently Asked Questions" relating to Form PF that, among other things, clarified how Form PF filers should...more

Healthcare Reform White Paper: Countdown To 2014

Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA” or the “Act”) is now over three years old, the Act’s core requirements will not take effect until 2014....more

The Affordable Care Act’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Fee Deadline is Approaching - Many Employers with Self-Insured Plans Must...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

As part of the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies offering certain health insurance policies and employers, including public agencies, that sponsor certain self-insured plans may be responsible for reporting and paying...more

IRS Issues Q&As On Affordable Care Act Research Trust Fund Fees – First Filings Due July 31, 2013

The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a number of new taxes and fees to be assessed to pay for many of the new federal health care mandates....more

IRS Says PCORI Fees Are Deductible

As employers plan for paying various health care reform fees, one question that arises is whether the fees owed are tax deductible. In particular, it has been unclear whether the fees paid pursuant the Affordable Care Act to...more

Health Care Reform Update: July 31 Fee Deadline for Most Self-Insured Plans

The IRS has released a revised version of Form 720 “Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return” for sponsors of self-insured health plans to pay annual fees imposed under the Affordable Care Act. The fee for 2013 is $1 per covered...more

Revised IRS Form 720, Updated For Reporting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Fees, Now Available: Due By July...

by Perkins Coie on

The Affordable Care Act (the ACA) established the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (the Institute) in order to provide comparative clinical effectiveness research data so that patients, health care providers,...more

Guidance for Self-Insured Health Plans and Payment of PCORI Fees: IRS Revises Form 720

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

For plan sponsors and insurers wondering how to pay the fee for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (which is due by July 31, 2013 for calendar year plans), the IRS has revised Form 720 to provide needed...more

IRS Revises Form for Payment of Fee To Fund Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued an updated version of IRS Form 720 and the instructions. Self-funded group health plan sponsors and health insurers must use this form to report and pay the fee required to fund...more

Reporting and Filing for the PCORI Fee

As you may know the Affordable Care Act imposed a new fee on issuers of individual and group health insurance policies and plan sponsors of self-funded plans. As previously noted in our blog, on December 5, 2012, the Internal...more

Current Fiduciary & ERISA Issues in Qualified Plans

Topics we will cover: • Introduction • Issues with Control Groups • Issues with Prohibited Transactions • Fee Disclosure - Excerpt from Who is in the Control Group? • Aggregation Rules (Section...more

Health Care Reform Blog: IRS Releases Updated Form 720 for PCORI Fee Reporting

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Earlier this week the IRS released the updated Form 720 which plan sponsors and third party administrators must utilize when reporting the Patient Centered Outcome Research Fee....more

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