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IRS Updates Employer Guide for 2018 Tax Changes to Fringe Benefits

The Internal Revenue Service recently released the 2018 version of Publication 15-B—Employer’s Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits, which contains information for employers on the tax treatment of fringe benefits. The 2018 version is significant because it incorporates the changes made by the new tax law—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—to several fringe benefits. Some of the benefits impacted include:

  • Health savings accounts
  • Accident and health
  • Group-term life insurance
  • Educational assistance

Employers that offer fringe benefits should review the 2018 version of Publication 15-B and work with their tax advisors to implement the tax changes.