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IRS sheds light on whether van pool met qualified transportation fringe requirements

IRS sheds light on whether van pool met qualified transportation fringe requirements

Information Letter 2016-0004 In an Information Letter, IRS has raised a number of issues relating to whether a van pool of which the taxpayer was a member was a qualified transportation fringe under Code Sec. 132(f)(1)(A). Background. Gross income does not include any benefit that is a “qualified transportation fringe.” (Code Sec. 132(a)(5)) Qualified transportation […]

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Employee expenses for bike share programs are ineligible for fringe benefit exclusion

Employee expenses for bike share programs are ineligible for fringe benefit exclusion

IRS recently published Information Letter 2013-0032, replying to a taxpayer request that IRS “adopt bike share as a qualifier for the Transportation (Commuting) Benefits Program under Fringe Benefit Rules for transit.” IRS concluded that expenses an employee incurs by participating in a “bike share program” do not qualify for the favorable tax treatment provided for […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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