Employment Tax Audits Are Coming

Tax

By Bob Bandi

All signs point to increased enforcement of employment tax laws, particularly regarding classification of workers as employees vs. independent contractors. ... read more >

PATH Act of 2015 Extends 179D Through 2016

Impact of the PATH Act of 2015 on 179D On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act) that ... read more >

Developing a Cybersecurity Culture in the Workplace

As we mention in our article about Cybersecurity frameworks, everyday employees are often the target of cyber criminals who intend to circumvent common ... read more >

Tax Extenders Affecting the Not-for-Profit Industry: A Closer Look

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed Tax “Extenders” legislation into law. Many of the provisions were made permanent. The bill includes ... read more >

Tax Extenders Affecting Higher Education Institutions: A Closer Look

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed Tax “Extenders” legislation into law. Many of the provisions were made permanent. The bill contains ... read more >

Affordable Care Act Reporting Deadlines Extended

Per Notice 2016-4, the IRS has extended the following due dates for the reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Section 6055 requires ... read more >

The Private Company Council Makes It Easier to Adopt GAAP Alternatives

Audit

By Todd Lucas

Back in 2014, the Private Company Council (PCC) issued four standards that private companies could use as accounting alternatives to existing accounting ... read more >

Office for Civil Rights/University of Washington Medicine's $750,000 HIPAA Settlement

SSAE 18/SOC

By Bill Deller

Covered Entities are defined in the HIPAA rules as a) health care providers who transmit any health information electronically in connection with transactions, ... read more >

2016 Pension Plan Limitations

ERISA

By Jenna Zelenski

The Internal Revenue Service announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for ... read more >

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Tax Season is Right Around the Corner

Tax

By Jim Gilboy

The IRS announced that it will begin accepting and processing electronic returns on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. That date comes just one month after the ... read more >