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New Rules for Cafeteria Plans

The "Section 125 cafeteria plan" has become a popular way to offer fringe benefits in the workplace on a pre-tax basis. Essentially, an employee is able to pick and choose the benefits desired. The employer only has to pay for those benefits that the employee actually chooses. Both parties save on taxes so it's usually a win-win situation. The IRS recently issued new guidance for companies with these plans, which clarifies many issues.

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