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Join the Business Coalition for Benefits Tax Equity

The Tax Equity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to end the taxation of health insurance benefits for domestic partners and treat them the same as health benefits for federally-recognized spouses and dependents.

Business Coalition for Benefits Tax Equity

The Business Coalition for Benefits Tax Equity consists of employers, both large and small, that support the passage of the Tax Equity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act.

How to Join

Businesses interested in joining the coalition should contact Derek Dorn at Davis & Harman LLP at 202-662-2290.

Reasons to Join the Business Coalition

  • Eliminating the tax on domestic partner benefits will save employers from additional payroll taxes on same- and different-sex partner benefits, accounting for substantial cost savings over time.Businesses should not be taxed for providing the health insurance benefits that an increasingly diverse workforce needs.
  • Eliminating the tax on domestic partner benefits will relieve the administrative burdens of:
    • Calculating the imputed value of domestic partner benefits for each of a company’s health plans;
    • Coordinating enrollment elections with payroll to ensure proper administration;
    • Updating human resources information systems to account for the different tax treatment of some employees; and
    • Updating other systems to assess taxes on other monetary benefits.
  • Eliminating the tax on domestic partner benefits will help LGBT employees care for their families, allowing them to focus on their jobs.
  • Joining the coalition reinforces an employer's reputation as a champion of workplace fairness and drives recruitment and retention of dedicated employees.