Alerts and Press Releases

Tax Alert: Trump Administration Signals Employer-Friendly Shift

Posted on: September 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has begun taking steps to loosen the reins on employers, turning away from some Obama administration initiatives. While recent actions indicate that the crackdown on joint employers and employers using independent contractors is over, it’s important to remember that employment-related tax laws are enforced not by the DOL but by the IRS — so these changes have no effect on liability for payroll taxes. In particular, a worker who would be considered an independent contractor by the DOL could nonetheless be deemed an employee for tax purposes.

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2017-2018 Tax Planning Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2017

With the possibility of significant tax reform legislation this year, tax planning is more complicated yet more important than ever. To save the most, you need to be sure you’re taking advantage of every tax break you’re entitled to.

As you look through the guide, please note the strategies and tax law provisions that apply to your situation or that you would like to know more about. Then contact us with any questions you may have about these or other tax matters.

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Tax Alert: DOL’s Overtime Rule Lands in Limbo — For Now

Posted on: August 2, 2017

Employers must comply with a variety of laws involving the minimum wage and overtime. As you may know, the overtime rules were going to change dramatically last year before a federal court stepped in to delay the changes. Now, the Trump administration is signaling that it may revise the current rules and is seeking feedback from the public.

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Tax Alert: Repeal of ACA Tax Provisions Uncertain After Senate Vote Fails

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In a dramatic session that went into the early hours of the morning of July 28, a bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — but retain others — failed to capture enough votes in the U.S. Senate. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), John McCain (R-AZ) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) broke ranks with Republicans in the 51-49 vote against the bill, dubbed a “skinny repeal” of the law.

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