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CASE OF THE WEEK – Too Late for a SAR?December 16, 2022 - A SAR is a summary of Form 5500 information that must be given to plan participants and beneficiaries annually and upon request. The regulations require distribution of the SAR within nine months after the close of the plan year or, if there is a filing extension for Form 5500, within two months after the close of filing extension. Continue
CASE OF THE WEEK – The ABC’s of 401(h) PlansDecember 9, 2022 - Pension plan sponsors may find 401(h) accounts appealing as one way to provide for the payment of retiree medical benefits. Depending on the terms of the plan, a 401(h) account can receive employer and/or employee contributions as well as transfers of excess pension benefits, provided certain requirements are met. 401(h) account contributions are tax deductible; earnings are tax-deferred; and distribution can be tax free. Continue
CASE OF THE WEEK – Yes—There is Still Time for a Safe Harbor Plan for 2022!December 7, 2022 - Thanks to the SECURE Act, 401(k) plan sponsors have more flexibility to amend their plans for “safe harbor” status. Plan sponsors who are failing their actual deferral percentage (ADP) tests for the year may find this type of plan amendment attractive as a correction measure Continue
Plan Sponsors Ask…December 6, 2022 - The IRS Employee Plans function is piloting a pre-examination retirement plan compliance program beginning in June 2022. This program will notify a plan sponsor by letter that their retirement plan was selected for an upcoming examination. Continue
Case of the Week – Aggregating RMDsDecember 1, 2022 - In most cases, individuals who are over age 72 are required to take RMDs from their tax-favored retirement accounts on an annual basis. There is some ability to aggregate RMDs for IRAs and 403(b)s, but one must be careful to apply the rules for RMD aggregation correctly. Failure to take an RMD when required could subject the recipient to a sizeable penalty (i.e., 50 percent of the amount not taken). Continue
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