Compensation & Benefits Newsletter - Summer 2017

August 2017


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In the summer issue of the Compensation and Benefits quarterly newsletter, we offer insights on how to utilize recent guidance regarding issues that are important for tax planning purposes.

457A: 2017 Deadline to Pay Taxes on Certain Deferred Compensation 

If you have a deferred compensation arrangement with an offshore employer located in a tax haven jurisdiction, you should be aware of an upcoming deadline of December 31, 2017 for compensation earned during 2005-2008 but not yet paid to you.

Plan Sponsors Should Review Procedures for Hardship Withdrawals

On February 23, 2017, the IRS issued a memorandum to its employee plan examiners instructing them on the types of documentation that should be requested during an IRS audit to evaluate whether in-service distributions were allowed under the hardship withdrawal rules.

QSEHRA: A New Way for Small Employers to Help Employees Purchase Health Care Insurance

Small employers with no group health plan should consider a new Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA) to help pay for individual health insurance policies on a
tax free basis.


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Compensation & Benefits
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Compensation & Benefits

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Compensation & Benefits  
  Carl Toppin
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Compensation & Benefits