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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
There's A Difference Between Restricted Stock And Restricted Stock Units
Restricted stock and restricted stock units (RSUs) -- they're the same thing, right? This is one of the most common misconceptions about these equity vehicles.
United States
30 Aug 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
Hot Topics In Administering Retirement Benefits
The increased use of technology has led to improved administration of retirement benefits through advancements in electronic data storage and online participant portals.
United States
25 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
Tying Benefits And Compensation To Organizational Culture
The values, beliefs, principles and behaviors that affect vision, norms, systems, assumptions and habits, and contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization, represent the "organizational culture."
United States
10 Mar 2017
Court Holds Pension Plan Interest Not An Asset For COD Income Insolvency Exception
The Tax Court has held in Scheiber v. Commissioner (T.C. Memo 2017-32) that an individual's interest in a pension plan was not an asset for purposes of determining the extent of his insolvency under Section 108(d).
United States
10 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 Announces Annual Cost-Of-Living And Inflation Adjustments For 2017
The IRS has announced its annual cost-of-living and inflation adjustments for 2017, offering a bump that is much more modest than the increase in wages subject to Social Security.
United States
8 Nov 2016
Wyden Proposes Retirement Discussion Draft
Senate Finance Committee ranking minority member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has released a discussion draft of legislation that would overhaul the tax rules on retirement accounts.
United States
5 Oct 2016
Revenue Procedure Eases IRA 60-Day Rollover Rules
A new revenue procedure makes obtaining relief from the individual retirement account (IRA) 60-day rollover rules simpler.
United States
30 Sep 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
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