The New Tax Advantages for Student Loan Benefits


Recently, the IRS issued a Private Letter Ruling stating that an employee's student loan payments can qualify that employee to receive an employer-funded 401(k) match. This groundbreaking ruling opens the door for other companies to follow suit and introduce tax-advantaged student loan benefit programs.

For employers wanting to act on this new development, many questions still remain. How would such a program work, and what are the risks involved? Join us at to learn what the new IRS ruling means for your organization and how to implement a solution of your own.

Attendees will learn:

  • An overview of the student debt crisis
  • What tax advantaged student loan benefits mean
  • The regulatory and legislative landscape surrounding student loan benefits
  • How to change the tax treatment of student loan benefits
  • How to understand the prevalence of student loan debt within your organization
  • How to implement a student loan benefits program

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Leigh Gross

Vice President, Partnerships | CommonBond

Leigh Gross is the VP of Partnerships for CommonBond where he leads sales, strategic partnerships and account management. Prior to joining CommonBond, Leigh was the vice president of Business Development at CAN Capital, where he managed a partner acquisition team focused on strategic and digital partnerships. He developed CAN Capital’s go-to-market strategy as well as led the product team in building partner facing tools. Leigh has a JD from NYU School of Law.

Tara Fung

Vice President | CommonBond for Business

Tara Fung leads CommonBond’s Enterprise team which is focused on providing education benefits to employers. Tara joined CommonBond in a Special Projects role before moving on to lead the Enterprise Sales team. Prior to CommonBond, Tara worked for German automotive giant, Daimler AG, in international strategy and project management roles. Tara has a B.S. in Economics from the University of South Carolina, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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