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February 04, 2019

Government Reopens but Uncertainty Remains →

The ongoing budget stalemate makes it unclear how policymakers will tackle other unfinished legislative business on Capitol Hill in 2019 (ranging from tax extenders and technical corrections to addressing a debt-limit hike). Surprisingly, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are optimistic about reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

January 22, 2019

“Blue Book” Affirms Intent to Tax Executive Compensation at Public Colleges →

In its explanation of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation acknowledged that Congress intended the new executive compensation excise tax to apply to all public colleges and universities as well as private institutions—but said the law as written does not match that intent.

December 12, 2018

IRS Publishes Guidance for Employers on the Fringe Benefits Tax →

In an attempt to limit the impact of a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provision on nonprofit employers, including colleges and universities, the IRS and Treasury have issued interim guidance that includes a safe harbor for compliance. NACUBO continues to advocate for repeal of the provision.