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The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is a recent enactment that mandates increased transparency in entity ownership structures, aiming to combat illicit activities such as money laundering and terrorism financing facilitated by anonymous entities, and has far-reaching implications for entities.  CTA was passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 but

On May 9, 2024, the IRS announced the Health Savings Account limits for 2025.  With respect to contribution limits, the limits are higher than the ones for 2024 and the required deductible and out-of-pocket maximums have increased as well.  As a reminder, these inflation adjusted amounts are effective for calendar year 2025.

HSA/HDHP Requirement
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Entities are now legally obligated to report beneficial owner information to the federal government under the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). Since the CTA came into effect on January 1, 2024, individuals and businesses alike are grappling with the question: “Do I need to file?”
If you own any interest in an entity (corporation, LLC, or

Today the Department of Labor issued its long-awaited rule raising the fixed salary requirements for employees in the executive, professional, and administrative exemption categories (EAP) and increasing the standard salary level and the total annual compensation requirement for highly compensated employees (HCE). (Note that the State of Wisconsin does not recognize the HCE exemption, so

The push for sustainable energy presents farmers with an intriguing opportunity: leasing their land for solar energy projects. These arrangements, known as solar leases (or easements), offer a blend of benefits and risks to farmers.
Solar leases offer enticing benefits to farmers, including:

  • Rent payments often far exceed the profitability of traditional farming.
  • Solar leases

Federal laws place employers in a challenging position, requiring them to navigate between compliance with laws designed to prevent the employment of persons not eligible to work in the United States and laws punishing discrimination and document abuse. Non-compliance can lead to lawsuits, fines, and potentially even criminal prosecution. While all employers would benefit from