President Bush signed legislation last month that expands to all 50 states a program that allows employers to go online to verify new hires' Social Security numbers or alien ID numbers for I-9 purposes.
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After 12 years with the same company, I am losing my job due to a merger. I have no other job lined up. Should I elect COBRA health and dental coverage? Are there any tax benefits?
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If your business pays nonemployees for services, you're responsible for providing that information to the IRS each year.
The timing is critical, and the clock is running down.
C corporations offer better tax treatment for fringe benefits than S corporations. But don't avoid an S corporation election simply because of fringe benefits.
If parking space is at a premium near your building, you may pay for employees to park their cars in a nearby garage or lot.
If you set up a qualified fringe benefit plan, your company can deduct those parking costs, and the benefit is tax-free to the employees. Unfortunately, your company may pay a pretty penny for its local parking privileges.
Office betting pools are like that five-mile-per-hour buffer above the speed limit—technically illegal but rarely enforced.
But while you probably won't face legal trouble for tolerating betting pools at your workplace, you could face other problems, including declining productivity and potential theft from a desperate, compulsive gambler.
Avoid the temptation to lure star applicants by painting an overly rosy financial picture about your company or making misleading statements about job security.
Never rework compensation packages behind employees' backs. Provide advance notice when making changes that affect their compensation or benefits.
Last year, the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) required companies that sponsor large health care plans (more than $5 million in premiums or claims) to start complying with new privacy rules.
This year, it's your turn. Starting April 14, smaller businesses that fall below the $5 million threshold must comply.