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Q. According to your write-up on the pension law, the law didn’t extend other tax breaks such as R&D costs. Does that mean those breaks are eliminated for 2006?
When it comes to time off, it seems that all the talk is about paid time off (PTO) programs. But just because Traditional programs might not receive as much of the HR spotlight, it doesn't mean these programs, which separate vacation, sick, and personal time, have gone out of fashion.
Are some tax breaks being eliminated in 2006?
Ask employees which job perks they appreciate the most, and chances are, a company car or gym membership is not going to top the list. Nowadays, most employees appreciate anything their employers do to help them achieve a work/life balance.
Feeling the pinch of rising fuel prices? It’s affecting 43 percent of small companies and moderately affecting 32 percent of them, says a new survey by the National Small Business Association.
An increase in laptop thefts—plus several new state laws on data-theft disclosure— are causing employers to establish tougher security policies for employees’ laptops, PDAs and other tech devices.
At long last, Congress passed the biggest pension reform law in years! The massive new Pension Protection Act of 2006, which President Bush signed into law on Aug. 17, extends more than 20 retirement planning provisions, adds tough restrictions for charitable deductions and affects literally dozens of vital tax rules.
It’s likely that you hold property jointly with your spouse. Unfortunately, that can lead to tax confusion when you sell, bequeath or transfer your property. Plus, seemingly innocuous withdrawals can cause tax complications if you’re not careful.
In short, the first $5,250 of expenses you pay on behalf of each participating employee is tax free. It doesn’t matter whether you reimburse employees for their expenses or pay the fees directly to the school.
The massive new Pension Protection Act of 2006 extends more than 20 retirement planning provisions, adds tough restrictions for charitable deductions and impacts literally dozens of vital tax rules.