With the new year and the new decade comes new information that employers and participants will need to know in the employee benefits sphere.

The decade ended the way it began – with cybercrime in the headlines. As we ease into the 2020s, however, more ways to combat it and more laws to protect us against it are being devised.

Albert Einstein once said, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” Congress must be the most brilliant legislative body around because it has again made a number of tax law changes in the latest year-end appropriations bills.

The Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (Act) was signed into law last year. This legislation aims to expand and strengthen taxpayer rights and to reform the IRS into a more taxpayer-friendly agency by requiring it to develop a comprehensive customer service strategy, modernize its technology, and enhance its cyber security.

In our continuing efforts to cover tax matters of interest to businesses with global connections, the December 2019 edition of International Tax Insights contains the following articles.

As the year comes to a close for some private foundations, there are a number of tax planning tools and year-end measures that we have compiled to help mitigate any excise tax on net investment income and prevent some common pitfalls that could result in other types of excise taxes.