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Budget Deal Limits Payment to New Off-Campus Hospital Outpatient Departments

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “Act”) into law. The Act, widely hailed as a rare act of bipartisan cooperation, raises the federal debt ceiling and sets federal spending...more

Health Care Update - October 2015

Senate Working Group Pressing Forward on Telehealth - As Congress focuses on bigger picture policy decisions, including broad budget negotiations and raising the debt ceiling, there are some exciting developments on the...more

Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples After Obergefell

Many areas of the law are left unanswered by Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell , but the fundamental question of whether same-sex individuals can marry has now been answered. There have traditionally been many obstacles...more

FICA Payroll Taxes Must Be Withheld From Employees Switching From F-1 To H-1B Status*

As a reminder, employers need to be mindful when foreign national employees change from a nonimmigrant status exempt from Social Security and Medicare withholding under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) to a...more

FICA Special Timing Rule for Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Applies Even When Employees Never Receive Deferred Amounts

The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax is comprised of a Social Security tax, currently at a 6.2 percent rate for each of the employer and employee on wages up to $117,000 (the Social Security "wage base") and a...more

Supreme Court to Decide Whether RIF-Related Severance Pay Is Subject to FICA

Although some would argue that the next U.S. Supreme Court term is not shaping up to be as monumental as the last term, employers should have their eye on the recent decision of the Court to hear United States v. Quality...more

The Seven Ages of Retirement

Important decisions in planning retirement income and expenses can be made at seven ages, and the decisions made at those ages can have a substantial effect on the quality of retirement....more

Avoiding Double Payroll Tax With Your Asset Acquisition

When it comes to taxes, you would probably – and rightfully – guess that the majority the United States government collects are income taxes. ...more

Congress could use some "Colorado Courage"

Faced with unpleasant alternatives, Congress sometimes simply ignores problems. Its recent “solution” to the fiscal cliff is a case in point. Rather than face the problem, Congress has adopted temporary measures, postponed...more

Proactive Medicaid Planning – A Smart Move for Your Family’s Future

If you or a family member is over the age of 65 or ill, call us to schedule your Family Wealth Planning Session today so we can identify what needs to be done to protect your assets for your loved ones and your Medicaid...more

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