January, 2015

31
Jan
2015

Federal, State & Local Governments IRS Newsletter – Jan. 2015

Categories: National Developments

A semiannual newsletter released by the office of Federal, State and Local Governments (FSLG) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Selected topics covered in this edition include: -- Withholding on Remuneration Paid to Foreign Students, Scholars, Teachers, Researchers and Trainees -- Tax Treatment of Employer-Provided Meals

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28
Jan
2015

PARS Programs Available in Texas to Fulfill Cost-Saving Needs

Categories: Early Retirement Incentives,Hot Sheets,Texas Developments

 

Texas public agencies, like many of their counterparts across the country, face shrinking budgets and increased responsibility to provide for employees. PARS is designed exclusively for the unique employee benefit needs of school districts, colleges, cities and counties. With

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20
Jan
2015

R.I. municipalities owe $5.1 billion in retirement, health benefits, report says

Categories: New England Developments,OPEB/GASB 45/75

This week a commission that has spent three years studying the crippling impact of some of those local (Rhode Island) retirement obligations and possible solutions has issued recommendations for lawmakers that focus mostly on more state oversight. And the report includes some not so new, but still, sobering numbers.

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20
Jan
2015

NH Pension Reform Panel Appointed

Categories: New England Developments

NH House Speaker Shawn Jasper, R-Hudson, recently announced the formation of a 14-member committee charged with considering all matters pertaining to the functioning, revision and reform of public employee pension plans and programs.

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19
Jan
2015

PARS OPEB Trust Now Available in South Carolina

Categories: Hot Sheets,OPEB/GASB 45/75

The PARS OPEB Trust Program is available to all local governments in South Carolina.

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