Recent coronavirus-related guidance from the IRS (Notice 2020-29, issued on May 12) aims to give Code Section 125 cafeteria plan (“cafeteria plan”) participants some relief from irrevocable group health benefit and health and dependent care flexible spending account (“FSA”) elections made prior to the pandemic.

Under Notice 2020-29, an employer who offers group health benefits

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Bipartisan Proposal for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (also known as the “CARES Act”).  The Cares Act is a massive 2.2 trillion dollar package that contains a number of provisions to assist the United States economy combat the impact of COVID-19.  This

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).  Among other things, the FFCRA requires employers with less than 500 employees to (i) provide up to 12 weeks of partially-paid leave to parent caregivers of minor children home as a result of COVID-19 related school

Prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced on March 21, 2020 that the federal income tax filing due date has been automatically extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. The IRS further announced that taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April

Prompted by COVID-19, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is granting an automatic extension of Connecticut filing deadlines for some Connecticut tax returns due on or after March 15, 2020, and before June 1, 2020.

The returns subject to automatic extension and the new extended filing dates and payment deadlines are as follows:

Background.  As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the cost of providing certain transportation fringe benefits, including employer-provided parking, to employees of tax-exempt organizations became subject to federal income tax as unrelated business taxable income (“UBTI”).  This controversial federal tax, commonly referred to as the “parking tax”, become effective

Effective October 1, 2019, a new Connecticut law, P.A. 19-177, changed the existing requirements in Connecticut General Statutes Section 20-298b that apply to the ownership of architectural firms doing business as professional corporations incorporated in Connecticut. The new law now permits these architectural firms to have more than 33-1/3% of their voting stock owned by

Earlier this year, the Connecticut legislature repealed the biannual business entity tax (“BET”) of $250 for years commencing on or after January 1, 2020. The BET applied to each limited liability company, limited liability partnership, limited partnership and S corporation formed under the laws of Connecticut or registered to do business in Connecticut.

Since the

During the recently concluded 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed an amendment of Connecticut General Statutes § 12-391(e)(2)(B) that is of critical importance to nonresidents who own real or tangible personal property located in Connecticut.

Prior to this amendment, some nonresidents formed business entities and transferred ownership of their Connecticut real or tangible

On June 26, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont signed a $43.4 billion budget for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years. The biennial budget addresses the projected $3.7 billion budget deficit for the period, but still increases spending by 1.7% in the 2020 fiscal year, and by 3.4% in the 2021 fiscal year. Although a letter dated