Legal Alert - FMLA Tax Credit Available For Some Employers Who Offer Paid Leave


by Nancy K. Campbell and Rebecca A. Winterscheidt

Although the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not require employers to provide paid leave, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed late last year by President Trump, provides a tax credit incentive beginning this year for employers who provide FMLA paid leave, if they meet a number of requirements. The tax credit does not apply to paid FMLA for tax years beginning after December 31, 2019.

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