What other agencies will provide information about the COBRA subsidy?
Information about the COBRA subsidy will also be available through the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services, which, along with the IRS, share responsibility for the COBRA requirements. Q: Can an employer reduce its payroll deposits during the quarter by the amount of the COBRA subsidy it provides during the quarter without incurring a Failure to Deposit penalty? A: The amount of the COBRA subsidy the employer provides during the quarter (based on the 35 percent premium payments received from assistance eligible individuals during the quarter) will be treated as having been deposited on the first day of the quarter and applied against the employers deposit requirements. Therefore, timely deposits up to the amount of the subsidy will be deemed to have been made during the quarter, regardless of the otherwise applicable due dates for deposits. However, in some cases, the amount of the subsidy the employer provides during the quarter will be less than the tot