A consultant assisting local schools in obtaining federally-distributed funds intended to facilitate Internet connectivity at the schools was charged with defrauding the program, even though the funding applications which she prepared did not violate any of the regulations of the program.
In a press release dated July 27, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a settlment under which Rite Aid Corporation and its affiliates have agreed to pay $1 million to settle potential HIPAA violations.
On June 8, 2010, Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman addressed members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (the "OECD") and leaders in the international tax and business community in Washington, D.C.
The US Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announced new outreach and compliance assistance efforts for 403(b) pension plans subject to Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
In Notice 2010-6, which was published in early January, the IRS at long last provided guidance as to how taxpayers may voluntarily correct certain document failures that otherwise would cause a nonqualified deferred compensation plan to contravene the requirements of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, triggering severe income tax consequences.