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Sexual Harassment Legal Settlements: What Employers Need To Know About The New Tax Act

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The new Tax Act prohibits employers from deducting payments to individuals alleging sexual harassment or sexual abuse if the settlement or payment requires the Claimant to execute a nondisclosure agreement....more

Compensation Season 2018: Section 162(m) and Related Considerations Post-Tax Reform

by White & Case LLP on

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Act") was signed into law. The Act includes significant changes to the executive compensation deduction rules contained in §162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code (the...more

Employers Beware: Tax Law Change Eliminates Tax Deductions Relating to Certain Settlements

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The #MeToo movement has had far-reaching implications and appears to have influenced the new federal tax law. The legislation contains a provision that has received little attention but that may have serious, unintended...more

IRS Filing and Reporting Requirements for ISO Exercises and ESPP Stock Transfers

by Fenwick & West LLP on

This client alert is intended to remind you of certain 2017 year-end reporting requirements under Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code), with respect to stock issued to employees or former...more

#metoo Impact Reaches New Tax Law

by Lathrop Gage on

Allegations of sexual harassment occurring for years or even decades have roiled the news in 2017. Some argue that settlements of these issues that required the parties to maintain confidentiality have protected repeat...more

Tax Bill Means Changes to Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law a tax bill reconciling both the House and Senate versions of the so-called Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Act’s major provisions are lowering the corporate tax rate to 21%...more

Impact of Tax Reform on Some Private Company Equity Awards: Limited Income Tax Deferral Opportunities for Employees

by Perkins Coie on

The recent tax reform bill, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act), was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The Act includes a new income tax deferral regime for certain employee stock options...more

IRS Issues Changes to Voluntary Compliance Program User Fees

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On January 2, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service(IRS) issued Internal Revenue Bulletin 2018-1, containing Internal Revenue Procedure 2018-4, which includes new user fees for submissions under the Voluntary Correction Program...more

New Deferral Opportunity for Stock Awards

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a new provision that can delay the taxation of compensation paid to employees of “eligible corporations” in the form of “qualified stock” for up to five years. The provision is set forth in...more

Tax Bill Cuts Deduction For Confidential Sexual Harassment & Abuse Settlements

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law as P.L. 115-97. Hidden about halfway into the law, in Section 13307, is an amendment to the tax code on itemized deductions for individuals and...more

Tax Reform Results in Only Minor Changes for Retirement Plans

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made significant changes to the tax code and will have a significant impact on businesses and individual taxpayers. However, although initial proposals included potentially significant changes to...more

New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects Employee Benefit Plans and Executive Compensation Arrangements

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump shortly before Christmas, is the most significant tax reform legislation in more than 30 years. ...more

New Tax Law Brings Penalties for Top Paid Non-Profit Executives

The “intermediate sanctions” rules under Section 4958 of the Internal Revenue Code have long governed the payment of compensation to executives of public charities. While these rules are highly prescriptive, if followed, they...more

How Tax Reform Will Affect Employee Benefit Plans

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On December 22, President Donald Trump signed into law H.R. 1 (the Act), which makes widespread changes to the Internal Revenue Code. The Act makes several changes to the rules governing retirement plans, welfare plans and...more

New Tax Law Provisions Affect Employee Benefit Programs

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) recently enacted by Congress will soon become effective. The primary focus of the new law is the reduction of corporate and individual income taxes. Nevertheless, a number of provisions...more

Impact of 2017 Tax Reform Bill on Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits

by Reed Smith on

The Senate and House approved, and the President of the United States is expected to sign into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Reform Bill”). Despite the media’s predominant focus on the sweeping reforms to...more

Nonprofit Guide To The “Tax Cuts And Jobs Act”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The 2017 “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” impacts tax-exempt organizations in a variety of ways, including by reducing incentives for charitable giving, applying an excise tax on executive compensation in excess of $1 million per...more

The Impact of the 2017 Tax Reforms on Employment-Based Benefits and Tax-Favored Compensation

by BakerHostetler on

Whenever the United States Congress takes up “tax reform,” there always is a danger that the Congress will pay for such tax reform, in part, by eliminating many of the tax incentives that enable employers to provide...more

New Tax Plan Changes Rules on Health Coverage, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

by Baker Donelson on

While primarily focused on individual and business tax cuts and reform, the final Republican tax cut bill includes several provisions expected to impact health care coverage and expenses. First, the bill effectively repeals...more

Impact on Commuter Benefits Programs

The tax reform bill (H.R. 1) approved by the House and Senate this week, and expected to be signed by the President, eliminates the deduction available to employers for the provision of qualified transportation fringe (“QTF”)...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Impact on Executive Compensation Arrangements

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

December 21, 2017 On December 19, 2017 and December 20, 2017, the House and the Senate, respectively, passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), with President Trump expected to sign the Act into law before Christmas....more

Congress Passes Final Tax Reform Bill: U.S. Tax Reform: The Current State of Play

With the affirmative vote in the House today, both Houses of Congress have now passed a final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, clearing the legislation for President Trump’s signature. President Trump is widely expected...more

Tax Cut Impacts on Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

After much back and forth, the House and Senate both voted to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act), and the President is expected to sign the legislation shortly. The changes made by the Act are arguably the biggest leap...more

What Notable Employment Provisions are in the Tax Bill?

by Littler on

The first significant piece of legislation to make it to President Trump's desk, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), includes an employer tax credit for providing paid family and medical leave, elimination of a business...more

Senate And House Reconcile Their Versions Of Tax Reform

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

This is the fourth issue in a planned series of alerts designed to provide an in-depth analysis on topics related to tax reform. This Tax Reform Management Alert issue focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits...more

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