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Cafeteria Plan Election Change Rules Expanded

The IRS has expanded the permitted election rules for health coverage under an IRC Sec. 125 cafeteria plan. Notice 2014-55 permits a cafeteria plan to allow an employee to revoke his or her election under an employer's group health plan during a period of coverage in either of two situations in order to purchase a qualified health plan through an Exchange established under the Affordable Care Act.


IRS Releases Draft Instructions for ACA Reporting Forms

The IRS has released drafts of the Instructions for Form 1095-A, Instructions for Forms 1094-B and 1095-B, and Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C - to accompany the forms for information reporting for tax year 2014 under the Affordable Care Act. Review the draft instructions, plus draft forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-A, 1095-B, and 1095-C.


GSA Issues Federal Per Diem Rates for Fiscal Year 2015

The General Services Administration has issued its annual updated list of federal maximum per diem rates for travel to locations within the continental United States (CONUS). Per Diem Bulletin 15-1 is effective for travel undertaken on or after October 1, 2014.


All States Must Use e-IWO by October 1, 2015

President Obama signed legislation (Pub. L. 113-183) that requires all states to adopt use of the electronic income withholding order by October 1, 2015. The Office of Child Support Enforcement maintains a list of states that are using e-IWO.


State UI Taxable Wage Base Chart Updated for 2015

To help payroll professionals prepare for 2015, APA offers a chart detailing updated state unemployment insurance taxable wage base information for 2015 (click on "Government Resources" after logging on as an APA member).

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