New credit benefits employers who provide paid family and medical leave
Eligible employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees during tax years 2018 and 2019 might qualify for a new business tax credit. This new employer credit for family and medical leave is part of tax reform legislation passed in December 2017. To be eligible, an employer must:
- Have a written policy that meets several requirements, as detailed in Notice 2018-71.
- At least two weeks of paid family and medical leave to full-time employees.
- A prorated amount of paid leave for part-time employees.
- Pay for leave that is at least 50 percent of the wages normally paid to that employee.