Business owners, have you considered creating a succession plan that also accounts for the possible departure of key employees?
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are looking for tax-advantaged ways to help their employees with additional expenses incurred as a result of the pandemic. Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code provides the answer. On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared COVID-19 a national disaster under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency[ … ]
Health and Human Services (HHS) just published long-awaited guidance regarding the reporting requirements related to General and Targeted Distribution of Provider Relief Funds.
Levels of Optimism: Moderate In the years since we first conducted the Arizona CFO Spotlight Survey in late 2016, outlooks and optimism for the healthcare industry in Arizona have been mixed. About one-third of leaders anticipate less revenue in 2019 as they grapple with staffing shortages, regulatory costs and changing payer reimbursement models. Specialty health[ … ]
The 2018 Arizona CFO Spotlight Survey attracted respondents from a number of industries in Phoenix and Tucson. We will highlight the health care segment here in terms of growth, risk factors, strengths and trends. Responding health care companies included hospitals, clinics, and specialists. They are based mainly in Tucson. Over the last three years, revenue[ … ]
The 2017 CFO Spotlight Survey attracted respondents from a number of industries in Phoenix and Tucson. We will highlight the health care segment here in terms of growth, risk factors, strengths and trends. Responding health care companies were based mainly in Tucson, and 57% believed that the economic climate in their city is better than[ … ]
With health care costs continuing to climb, tax-friendly ways to pay for these expenses are more attractive than ever. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) all provide opportunities for tax-advantaged funding of health care expenses. But what’s the difference between these three accounts? Here’s an overview: HSA. If[ … ]
It seems like a simple question: How many full-time workers does your business employ? But, when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the answer can be complicated. The number of workers you employ determines whether your organization is an applicable large employer (ALE). Just because your business isn’t an ALE one year doesn’t[ … ]
The IRS issued Notice 2016-4 on 12/28/15 to extend the due date for furnishing the 1095 and 1094 Forms. The due date for furnishing the 1095 information to employees moves from February 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016. The due date for furnishing the 1094 information to the IRS has also been extended. Notice 2016-4 extends[ … ]
Starting in 2016, applicable large employers (ALEs) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have to file Forms 1094-C and 1095-C to provide information to the IRS and plan participants regarding their health care benefits for the previous year. Both the forms and their instructions are now available for ALEs to study and begin preparations[ … ]