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IRS Issues Model Amendments For Certain Defined Benefit Plans
To facilitate the payment of benefits from a defined benefit pension plan partly in the form of an annuity and partly as a single sum, Treasury and the IRS amended the regulations under Section 417(e)...
United States
4 Oct 2017
Treasury Announces The Wind Down Of The myRA Program
The Treasury Department recently announced that it will begin to wind down the myRA program after a review by the government found it not to be cost-effective.
United States
24 Aug 2017
Application Procedures Revised For Suspending Multiemployer Pension Plan Benefits
The sponsors of those plans are permitted to reduce the pension benefits payable to plan participants and beneficiaries if certain conditions are satisfied.
United States
23 Aug 2017
IRS Issues Guidance Regarding Qualified Retirement Plan Documents
Many employers that sponsor a retirement plan, such as a Section 401(k) plan, rely on a bank, broker, insurance company or similar party to provide them with the legal document that sets forth...
United States
28 Jul 2017
Cash Balance Plans Can Be An Attractive Choice For Partnerships And Small Businesses
Do your partners (or co-owners) want to defer into retirement plans more than $60,000 annually – the current limit for contributions to plans such as 401(k) and profit sharing plans?
United States
26 Jun 2017
House Health Care Bill Still Faces Uphill Climb
House Republicans pushed through their health care bill on a narrow 217 to 213 vote after weeks of difficult negotiations ...
United States
12 May 2017
Written Notice Deadline Extended For Qualified Employer HRAs
The 21st Century Cures Act, enacted on Dec. 13, 2016, added Section 9831(d) to the code to allow eligible small employers to offer QSEHRAs to employees without violating the market reforms established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
United States
27 Mar 2017
IRS Proposes Rules On Qualified Matching Contributions And Qualified Nonelective Contributions
The proposed regulations would apply to taxable years beginning on or after the final regulations' publication date. Taxpayers may rely on the proposed regulations until they become final.
United States
13 Feb 2017
Proposed Changes To Form 5500 Would Have Significant Impact On Employers
Newly proposed changes to benefit plan reporting on Form 5500 would have a significant impact not only on employers but also on participants, fiduciaries and third-party service providers.
United States
25 Jan 2017
Year-End Tax Guide For Compensation And Benefits
Grant Thornton LLP's Year-End Tax Guide for Compensation and Benefits is designed to give comprehensive information about the complex tax issues you worry about. We include a portion of the guide here.
United States
22 Dec 2016
Navigating The Complex Tax Rules For Employee Travel Expenses: Part 2
Employers often pay for an employee's business-related travel expenses. An employer must apply complex tax rules to figure out whether the payment is taxable to an employee.
United States
21 Dec 2016
IRS Delays ACA Information Reporting Deadlines
The IRS has extended the 2017 due dates to report 2016 health care coverage information to employees and insured individuals from Jan. 31 to March 2, 2017.
United States
28 Nov 2016
IRS Issues Final Regulations Regarding Partial Pension Annuities
The IRS issued final regulations (T.D. 9783) that provide guidance relating to the minimum present value requirements that apply to certain defined benefit pension plans.
United States
30 Sep 2016
IRS Creates Self-Correction Procedure For Missed Retirement Plan Rollovers
The IRS has created a self-correction procedure designed to help recipients of missed retirement plan rollovers retirement plan distributions who inadvertently miss the 60-day time limit...
United States
30 Sep 2016
IRS Issues Proposed Regulations On Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Under Section 409A
The IRS recently issued proposed regulations under Section 409A that apply to nonqualified deferred compensation.
United States
6 Jul 2016
IRS Provides Guidance On Distributions From Qualified Defined Benefit
The IRS provided guidance in Notice 2016-39 on whether payments an employee receives from a qualified defined benefit plan during phased retirement are amounts received as an annuity under Section 72.
United States
5 Jul 2016
IRS Releases 2015 Cumulative List Of Changes In Retirement Plan Qualification Requirements
The Cumulative List informs plan sponsors of requirements the IRS has specifically identified for review in determining whether Cycle A plans have been properly updated to reflect law changes.
United States
5 Feb 2016
IRS Provides Guidance On Health Plans, FSAs And HSAs For Same-Sex Couples
The IRS on Dec. 16 issued Notice 2014-1 to provide guidance on the application of the cafeteria plan rules under Section 125 under Section 223, and how those rules relate to participation by same-sex spouses following the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S.
United States
20 Jan 2014
IRS Releases 2013 Cumulative List Of Changes In Retirement Plan Qualification Requirements
The IRS issued the 2013 cumulative list of changes in plan qualification requirements that are intended for use by plan sponsors of Cycle D individually designed qualified retirement plans and multiemployer plans for the second submission under the remedial amendment cycle described in Rev. Proc. 2007-44.
United States
20 Jan 2014
Budget Agreement Increases Pension Insurance Premiums
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by the president in late December, raises variable rate premiums by $5 in plan year 2015 and an additional $5 in plan year 2016.
United States
20 Jan 2014
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