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    IRS and Labor Department Extend Worker Classification Program

    February 22, 2023

    The IRS and Labor Department have renewed a 2011 Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on enforcement of worker classification rules, with cross-referrals, investigations and imposition of penalties on noncompliant businesses. The new Memorandum is significant because it signals that the... Read More


    Tax Increases Still Possible In Huge Infrastructure Bill

    October 18, 2021

    The $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill has cleared the House tax writing committee and now is the subject of intense negotiations to move it forward. Read More

    Tax Committees Move to Boost Retirement Savings, While Mega-IRAs Come Under Fire

    August 12, 2021

    The congressional tax-writing committees are considering bipartisan legislation that would provide an unprecedented boost in retirement savings. The far-reaching proposals are being billed as the “SECURE 2.0 package”, an extension to the 2019 SECURE Act, which increased the age for... Read More

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    Labor Department Reverses on Rule Treating Gig Workers as Independent Contractors

    June 7, 2021

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn a rule put in place by the Trump Administration that would have treated workers in the gig economy as independent contractors instead of employees under federal labor law. In early 2021, under... Read More


    Big Tax Changes to Retirement Plans

    January 3, 2020

    One of the highlights of the $426 billion bill signed by the President in late 2019 was the SECURE Act, “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019.” This bill was years in the making and includes comprehensive... Read More

    New Rules for Overtime in January: Are you Ready?

    December 16, 2019

    Beginning January 1, 2020, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) New Salary Limits for Overtime Exemptions will take effect, making it possible for more employees, regardless of occupation, to be eligible for overtime pay. The DOL’s long awaited final rule, issued... Read More

    IRS Explains New Limits on Executive Compensation Deduction

    October 3, 2018

    Companies hoping to sidestep the new limits on the executive compensation deduction may be disappointed with new guidance from the IRS, which restricts the grandfather rules and confirms the expanded scope of covered executives. Notice 2018-68 narrowly construes whether pre-2018... Read More

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