Employee Benefits

American Rescue Plan Act passes with many tax components

The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill contains many tax provisions, including changes to the child tax credit and many other credits, making certain unemployment benefits tax-free in 2020, and a $1,400 recovery rebate credit for many individuals.

Sec. 403(b) retirement plans: A comparison with 401(k) plans

Tax-exempt Sec. 501(c)(3) charities, public schools, and certain other entities can generally adopt either Sec. 403(b) or Sec. 401(k) retirement plans. While the rules applying to these plans are often substantially the same, there are many significant differences.

2021 standard mileage rates decrease

The IRS issued the 2021 standard mileage rates for use in computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving expense purposes. The rates all decreased from 2021 to 2020.

Multiple-employer plans for small businesses

This item discusses some of the conditions set out in the rule for an employer group or association to join together to establish an MEP and who can be covered under the plan.

Tax Insider Articles

DEDUCTIONS

Business meal deductions after the TCJA

This article discusses the history of the deduction of business meal expenses and the new rules under the TCJA and the regulations and provides a framework for documenting and substantiating the deduction.

TAX RELIEF

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.