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Annual Notices for ISOs and ESPPs due January 31, 2014

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Each January, companies that grant incentive stock options (ISOs) are required to provide notices to current and former employees who exercised ISOs during the preceding calendar year. Similar notices must be given to current...more

December 2013 and January 2014 Filing and Notice Deadlines for Qualified Retirement and Health and Welfare Plans

by King & Spalding on

Employers and plan sponsors must comply with numerous filing and notice deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. Failure to comply with these deadlines can result in costly penalties and excise taxes. To...more

Employee Benefits Update: 2013 Year End Plan Tasks

by Akerman LLP on

As we approach the end of the year, employers and plan sponsors of qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans should take time to meet various upcoming deadlines. Failure to comply with the deadlines may result...more

"Treasury and IRS Move to Implement FATCA as 2014 Start Date Approaches"

On October 29, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2013-69 as the next step in implementing far-reaching legislation commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Congress enacted FATCA in 2010 as part of...more

IRS Proposes Rules Regarding Information Reporting Requirements Under Sections 6055 and 6056 of the Affordable Care Act

by King & Spalding on

Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act requires that nonexempt individuals either maintain “minimum essential coverage” or pay an individual payment with their income tax returns. Minimum essential coverage may be...more

Health Care Reform Update -- September 9th, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more

Now for Everything Else: What Employers Still Need To Worry About Between Now And 2015

by BakerHostetler on

For the past several months (and, in many cases, years), most large employers have been preparing for the consequences of offering (or not offering) their workforce health coverage and complying with the complexities...more

Employer Responsibility – Will You Pay or Play? Part II - The Variable Hour or Seasonal Employee Problem

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Although the employer mandate has been delayed to 2015, employers shouldn’t relax too much because significant planning still needs to be done now. Beginning in 2015 large employers either must offer full-time employees...more

"CFTC Deadlines Loom for Commercial End Users"

End users of swaps should be aware of three impending deadlines for complying with new Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulations....more

Affordable Care Act Update IRS Issues Guidance on Delay of Employer Shared Responsibility Penalties and Reporting Requirements

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

On July 2, 2013, the Treasury Department made a surprise announcement that enforcement of the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate, a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"), would be delayed...more

Monthly Benefits Update - July 2013

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Health Care Reform: IRS Transitional Relief Delays Pay or Play Reporting and Penalties - As we reported in an alert on July 3, the IRS has provided transitional relief to employers that delays pay or play reporting 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

FATCA Alert: US announces six month postponement to the implementation dates for FATCA - the impact on UK FIs

by DLA Piper on

On 12 July, just one working day before the secure portal to be used by FFIs to register their status was due to go live, the US Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Notice 2013-43 ("the Notice") announcing the delay to...more

Treasury and IRS Extend FATCA Deadlines

Notice 2013-43, released on July 12, 2013, announces the Internal Revenue Service’s (the IRS) and the Department of the Treasury’s intent to amend final Treasury regulations implementing the U.S. Foreign Account Tax...more

U.S. Treasury Department Delays Enforcement of Employer Mandate and Reporting Requirements Under PPACA

As seen in many mainstream press reports, the Obama administration announced in early July that (1) the employer mandate and (2) certain reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will...more

Treasury and IRS Extend FATCA Deadlines

Notice 2013-43 (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-13-43.pdf), released on July 12, 2013, announces the Internal Revenue Service's (the "IRS") and the Department of the Treasury's intent to amend final Treasury regulations...more

IRS Postpones Key FATCA Deadlines by Six Months; Updated Ropes & Gray FATCA Timeline Attached

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On July 12, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Notice 2013-43 (the "Notice"), postponing a number of deadlines under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA"). In the Notice, the IRS made a number of...more

Extension of FATCA Withholding Start Date and Grandfathering End Date

On July 12, Treasury and the IRS announced that they intend to amend final Treasury regulations implementing the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) to provide for a six-month extension to the start of FATCA...more

Legal Alert: New Extended FATCA Implementation Dates

On July 12, 2013, the IRS, in Notice 2013-43, and the Department of the Treasury in a Press Release of the same date, extended the implementation dates by six months for many of the withholding and account due diligence...more

FATCA Deadlines Extended

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On July 12, 2013, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2013-43 (Notice) which extends certain key deadlines for implementing FATCA, and provides guidance regarding the effect of these deadlines on FATCA...more

It’s Official: IRS Issues Guidance Affirming One-Year Delay in the Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate and Related Reporting...

On July 9, less than a week after the Obama administration announced a one-year delay in the enforcement of the employer shared responsibility (aka “pay-or-play”) rules,1 the IRS has issued guidance making the move official....more

Legal Alert: IRS Issues Transition Relief Guidance on PPACA Reporting and Employer Penalty

On July 9, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2013-45 (the Notice), granting transition relief from the “Employer Shared Responsibility” provisions and certain health plan reporting requirements under the...more

IRS Issues Transition Relief On The One-Year Delay In PPACA’s Information Reporting And Employer Shared Responsibility Rules

by Dickinson Wright on

Late on July 9, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2013-45 which provides some additional information regarding the Department of Treasury’s recently announced delay in the information reporting and employer shared responsibility...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

Affordable Care Act’s Reporting Requirements And Employer Mandate Postponed Until 2015; New IRS Guidance Released

by Carlton Fields on

On July 2 the Obama Administration announced delays of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements, and the requirement that all but the smallest employers...more

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