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401(k) Tax Notices must be updated for Tax Reform

The Internal Revenue Code (the "Code") requires that each qualified retirement plan sponsor provide a special tax notice to each plan participant. Read More ›

Categories: Employee Benefits, Employment Tax & Withholding, Tax

VCP Fee Change Represents Opportunity for Larger Plans

VCP is a program offered by the IRS to allow sponsors of qualified retirement plans (401(k)/ 403(b) plans) to correct retirement plan errors. An applicant must disclose the mistake in writing and then correct the failure and pay a fee. Read More ›

Categories: Compliance, Employee Benefits, Tax

IRS Announces 2018 HSA Contribution Limits, Out-of-Pocket Maximums and HDHP Minimum Deductibles

The Internal Revenue Service recently released the 2018 cost-of-living adjusted amounts related to health savings account (“HSA”) contribution limits, out-of-pocket maximums and high deductible health plan (“HDHP”) deductibles. Each of the cost-of-living adjusted amounts is set forth below. Read More ›

Categories: Employee Benefits, Tax

Motivating Your Employees

Owners have a great reason to work hard to grow their business—they’ll make more money. Do your employees have the same motivation? If not, you should consider improving your business’s compensation strategy.

Typical compensation strategies often motivate employees to do just enough to keep their jobs. An example is the strategy of combining a competitive base salary with a discretionary annual bonus program. Although the resulting competitive pay should help to attract and retain employees, it will often fail to align your employees’ goals with the goals of the business. Read More ›

Categories: Employee Benefits, Tax

Avoid Taxes and Penalties on Your Business’s Compensation Arrangements

compensation arrangementsHas your business promised to pay a benefit to an employee or an independent contractor at some time in the future? If so, your promise may be subject to the complex rules of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. Read More ›

Categories: Employee Benefits, Tax

Encourage Your Employees to Grow Your Business

You have a reason to grow your business—you’ll make more money. You also have a reason to stick around—the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But what about your key employees? You should consider giving them the same incentives. Read More ›

Categories: Employee Benefits, Labor Relations