Tax Warrior Chronicles

New Incentive Tax Credit for Employers Who Offer Paid Leave

Posted on Fri, Feb 09, 2018

By: Adele Kilgus, CPA

 

A lesser talked about part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the federal tax credit for employers providing paid family and medical leave to their employees, called the “Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave.”  The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) requires employers that reach minimum requirements to provide eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid time off for qualified medical and family reasons. The keyword being “unpaid.”  Now, the TCJA provides a tax credit as incentive for paying employees during this typically unpaid time off. Sounds like a win-win for both the employee and the employer, so should we be

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DOL Revises Definition of Spouse Under FMLA

Posted on Tue, Feb 24, 2015

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced it will issue a Final Rule change to extend Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits to all married same-sex couples effective March 27, 2015.

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