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IRS Tax Reform Tax Tip 2018-69: How the Employer Credit for Family and Medical Leave Benefits Employers


On May 4, 2018, the IRS released IRS Tax Reform Tax Tip 2018-69, which provides employers with valuable facts about the employer credit for paid family and medical leave created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed last year. Our April 17, 2018, Compliance Corner contained an article about the IRS FAQ guidance on the newly created tax credit for employers that choose to offer paid family and medical leave. Specifically, the tax tip identifies the requirements to claim the credit, who is a qualifying employee, and how it benefits employers.

Although this publication doesn’t convey new information, it is a helpful resource and reminder that this credit is currently available for wages paid in taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017, and is scheduled to expire after Dec. 31, 2019. Essentially, it’s available for employers that offer paid family and medical leave in 2018 and 2019.

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