Health Care

HSA Inflation Adjustments for 2015

The IRS issued the calendar year 2015 inflation-adjusted figures for the annual contribution limits for health savings accounts and the minimum deductible amounts and maximum out-of-pocket expense amounts for high-deductible health plans.

Tax Treatment of Distributions to Pay Accident or Health Insurance Premiums

The IRS finalized regulations that provide that distributions from qualified retirement plans to pay accident or health insurance premiums are taxable unless a statutory exclusion applies. However, arrangements where amounts are used to pay premiums for disability insurance to replace retirement plan contributions in the event of a participant's disability are not treated as taxable under the regulations if they meet certain requirements.

Individual Health Care Mandate Rules Finalized

The IRS released final regulations on the Sec. 5000A shared-responsibility payment—the penalty or tax imposed on individual taxpayers who do not obtain minimum essential health care coverage beginning in 2014.

Rules Proposed for Individual Health Care Mandate

The IRS released proposed rules for the Sec. 5000A shared-responsibility payment—the penalty or tax imposed on individual taxpayers who do not obtain minimum essential health care coverage beginning in 2014.

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Tax software survey

Our annual survey offers a look at how CPAs judged their tax preparation software in a wide range of types of practices.

NEWS

Congress enacts tax reform

Here are many of the most important provisions in the new law that affect both individual taxpayers and businesses. All changes were effective Jan. 1, 2018, except as noted.