The Internal Revenue Service is holding a “Retirement Plan Hot Topics” webinar September 11.
Analysis of public Form 5500 reporting data reveals small 401(k) plans often outperform large plans on a number of key metrics, says Judy Diamond Associates.
Annual filings always bring a swirl of activity, and July 31 is no different. It also brings a cloud of confusion for plan sponsors, according to Form 5500 mavens.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending that regulators consider modifying Form 5500 plan investment and service provider fee information.
Summit Professional Networks has acquired Pension Data Resources, Inc. (PDR), known in the retirement planning industry for its PensionPlanet.com brand.
The majority of final Form 5500s reviewed during a recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) compliance assessment contained errors, many related to undistributed assets.
It’s well known that federal auditors look for red flags to target review efforts, but one service provider says retirement plan advisers should use them for better business planning.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is providing penalty relief for certain late filers of Form 5500.
In 2010, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched a large compliance project, the 401(k) Questionnaire.
When performing annual retirement plan financial audits, plan sponsors and their auditors should look for potential “red flags” for regulators.
Aggregated qualified retirement plan audit data from the Department of Labor (DOL) shows that, of the 3,677 investigations closed in 2013, violations were found nearly 73% of the time.
Retirement advice professionals must confront some acute challenges in the months and years ahead to ensure their ability to support clients—and grow their own firms—remains intact.
Retirement plan sponsors can outsource much of the work involved in filling out and filing annual Form 5500s, but they’re still responsible for the results.
Small plans must be given more latitude to mimic their larger counterparts if the nation is to adequately fund its retirement needs, says Kristi Mitchem, of State Street Global Advisors.
Recent court cases are not the first efforts to try to protect retirement assets for employees in plans that have been designated as “church” plans by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Northeast Professional Planning Group Inc. (NPPG) now offers ERISA 3(16) fiduciary services to assist plan sponsors in day-to-day administration and compliance efforts.
The Department of Labor (DOL) has released informational copies of the new Form 5500.
Six years may be a good document retention yardstick, but advisers should warn their plan sponsor clients that it may not be right for retirement plans.
The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) has asked the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to enhance Schedule C of Form 5500.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made available a video of Form 5500 and extension filing tips.