Medical Device Tax Reinstated for 2018

The 2.3% medical device excise tax (MDET) was reinstated on January 1, 2018 after a two year suspension. The MDET is imposed on domestic sales including imports, manufacturing and the production of medical devices. The MDET initially went into effect in January 2013 to help fund the Affordable Care Act. 

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Challenges Arise Against Pending Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule

On April 6, 2016, the Department of Labor introduced a new rule extending and strengthening its existing definition of a fiduciary. Previously, while many financial advisors such as Certified Financial Planners and Registered Investment Advisors were subject to these fiduciary standards, brokers and insurance agents were exempt. Rather, they abided

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Dramatic Change in DOL Overtime Rules Finalized

Over the past several months, the U.S. Department of Labor has been developing new rules that would raise the salary threshold for whether an employee is exempt from overtime pay. On May 18th, the final regulations were released, and they present a dramatic change from the current rules. Millions more

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Clean PCAOB Report Reflects High Quality for Barnes Dennig

Barnes Dennig recently received a “clean” inspection report from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). This means the inspection of the firm’s SEC audit practice did not identify any audit performance issues or quality control defects (“clean report”). Barnes Dennig is the only firm headquartered in the area that

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