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IRS wins one at Supreme Court: severance pay is subject to FICA tax
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2014

I blogged about the Quality Stores decision which at the district court and court of appeals levels held that certain severance payments were not


Gas prices must be going down
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2013

Every year the IRS issues optional standard mileage rates that can be used by taxpayers to calculate the deductible cost of operating an automobile


Penalty for employer missed COBRA notice affirmed
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2014

Almost two years ago I blogged about a federal district court decision from Alabama that imposed a penalty of $37,950 ($75 a day) on an employer that


Assisting victims of Hurricane Sandy
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2012

Although our main office is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we have clients located in other parts of the country, and ourselves have an office in Washington, D.C


Possible FICA tax savings on severance pay
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2012

A recent Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision concluded that severance pay provided to employees as a result of layoff or discontinuance of a plant, operations or other similar condition is exempt from FICA taxes


Another health insurancedisability insurance coverage issue
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2012

I recently blogged about an employer who continued health insurance coverage for an employee on short term disability in contravention of the health plan document


Court upholds wellness program
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2012

In one of the few cases that has considered the legality of an employer wellness program, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals considered a challenge by an employee of Broward County, Florida to the county’s imposition of a $20.00 bi-weekly charge on employees enrolled in the group health insurance plan who refused to participate in the employee wellness program


FAQs issued on Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2012

The Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services have the responsibility to administer and enforce the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008


FAQs issued on the summary of benefits in coverage
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2012

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury have jointly issued another set of FAQs on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the health care reform law


IRS issues guidance on new health care reform fee
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2012

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) issuers of certain health insurance policies and plan sponsors of certain self-funded health plans must pay a fee to fund a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund