One of the most underrated and underused employee benefits available for small businesses today is outlined in section 125 of the U.S. tax code. A section 125 or “cafeteria” plan allows employees to withhold a portion of their pre-tax salary to cover certain medical or child-care expenses. These benefits are free from federal and state income taxes, which lower the employees taxable income. Pre-tax benefits aren’t subject to federal social security taxes thus employers win by not having to pay FICA–or withholding workers’ comp premiums–on those dollars. Cafeteria plans are a win/win for the business owner and employee. Let us help you set yours up today!