IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

The IRS recently released Notice 2018-71, which provides detailed guidance in question and answer (Q&A) format on the employer tax credit for paid family and medical leave. The tax credit is contained in Section 45S of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and applies for 2018 and 2019 tax years.

The IRS’ Q&As address the following topics:

  • Eligible employers;
  • Family and medical leave;
  • Minimum paid leave requirements; and
  • Calculating and claiming the credit.

This IRS guidance applies to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017, and before Jan. 1, 2020. The IRS also intends to issue proposed regulations on the tax credit in the future. (more…)