Tax Reform and the Impact on Employee Benefits

May 17, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Liberty Kitchen Tree House (Memorial City)
963 Bunker Hill Rd
Houston, TX 77024
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Join us as Lindsay Rice, Ron Krupa, and Ann Bradshaw from EY guide us through Tax Reform and the Impact on Employee Benefits.

Federal tax reform under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represents the most significant change to US corporate income taxation in a generation. The impact on employee benefits spans both familiar topics and new opportunities. The EY team will review an update on the ever-changing world of the Affordable Care Act, including the federal law as well as the possibility of increased state-level reporting. In addition, we will review new tax credit opportunities for your organization, changes to current commuter benefits, as well as other key HR programs for consideration.  

Key Learning Objectives:

 -        Tax reform modified the Affordable Care Act by reducing individual mandate penalties to $0 staring in 2019, however, did not repeal the law. The employer mandate and the reporting requirements remain intact, while conversation and proposals for state-level individual mandates are increasing.

-        The Hurricane Disaster Zone Credit was created to help employers offset the cost of the wages they paid to employees during the time their business was deemed inoperable during hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and has recently been expanded to include the impact from the California Wildfires. Eligible employers are entitled to a tax credit of up to $2,400 per employee.

-        The Paid Family and Medical Leave Credit is a two-year tax credit for employers that includes a percentage of wages paid to employees during periods of family and medical leave after 31 December 2017. The credit can range from 12.5% to 25% of wages paid to both part-time and full-time employees while on family and medical leave.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 - 12:00. The presentation will begin at 12:00.

Attendees may earn 1 CEBS Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit. Applications for 1 hour HRCI/SHRM credit are pending. 


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