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2020 Tax Rates and Limits

We have provided a summary listing the Tax Rates and Limits in effect for 2020. The list includes payroll tax limits, the standard mileage rate as well as other limits.

2020 Rates and Limits

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2019 Automobile Rules Bulletin

The taxable income resulting from the personal use of automobiles provided by an employer is computed by the employer using guidelines established in the Internal Revenue Service regulations and must be reported on a Form W-2, Employee Wage and Tax Statement. This information is required to enable the employees to prepare their individual tax returns. The employee is to receive a Form W-2 no later than January 31, 2020.

Please follow this link for our 2019 Automobile Rules Bulletin

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Offering COBRA to a terminated employee’s domestic partner

Many employers offer coverage to employees’ domestic partners under their health care plans. If your organization does so, you need to determine what rights domestic partners have regarding COBRA insurance.

General principles

One common question for employers is whether terminated employees may elect to continue COBRA coverage for their domestic partners. The answer is yes; a terminated employee who elects to continue health plan coverage under COBRA may also elect coverage for a domestic partner who was covered under the plan immediately before the employee’s termination.

The domestic partner’s COBRA coverage depends on the employee’s coverage. In other words, the domestic partner will be covered until the employee’s COBRA coverage ends, whether due to failure to pay required premiums or because the coverage period has ended.

This is based on the general principle that COBRA coverage must ordinarily be the same coverage that the qualified beneficiary (in this case, the terminated em…

Novak Francella ranks first in number of multiemployer plans audited

At the 2018 International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans annual conference the Department of Labor conducted a training session titled "Conversations with the DOL". Included in the presentation is the list of accounting firms that service multiemployer benefit plans and Novak Francella was listed as the firm servicing the most plans! Follow the link for the full presentation ...

Full presentation

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IRS Announces Employer Provided Parking is Now Taxable

On December 10, 2018 the IRS released an advance version of Notice 2018-99 as interim guidance for taxpayers to use in determining the amount of parking expenses for qualified transportation fringe (QTF) benefits for tax-exempt organizations to determine the amount of unrelated business income tax (UBIT) attributable to parking expenses.
IRS Tax Notice 2018-99 release


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