Fines for Fringe Benefits
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:45 AM CST

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- What really annoys farm wife and part-time farm employee Julie Taylor is that while leading agricultural CPA firms now advise clients to avoid $36,500-per-year-per-employee fines under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), she hasn't heard a peep from the U.S. government on what constitutes the infraction. There's little clear guidance on the Internet, and much confusing and conflicting information from professional tax advisers, attorneys and fringe-benefit plan administrators in farm country.

DTN/The Progressive Farmer alone has received more than two dozen inquiries on this topic in the last few days. Readers range from farmers to CPAs from ...

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