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Tax Extenders Made Permanent

This change will significantly decrease the after-tax cash flow cost of leasehold improvements and should provide a boost for all aspects of the real estate industry – from development through design, construction and occupancy.

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Employee Spotlight: Liza Belale

A spotlight on Liza T. Belale, CPA, Director at Shea Labagh Dobberstein, as published in the firm’s January 2016 Employee Benefit Plans newsletter.

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New EBSA Report Finds Deficiencies in Audit Quality

According to a U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Report issued May 2015, 39% of 400 audits reviewed by EBSA contained major deficiencies. This latest report indicates that the quality of employee benefit plan audits has not improved, but has, in fact, been worsening over previous studies.

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Recent Supreme Court Ruling Puts Onus on Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors…

A ruling by the Supreme Court in the case Tibble vs. Edison International last month makes it clear that plan sponsors have an ongoing fiduciary duty to monitor the investments in 401(k) plans. Although the Supreme Court decision was narrowly focused on the statute of limitations issue, there are broader implications that plan sponsors will need to consider.

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