Does an individual’s failure to cash a retirement plan distribution check permit her to exclude the amount of the designated distribution from her gross income in that year?
After previously failing to get DOL approval for a target-date fund design that involves an annuity and reinsurance component, LGIMA hopes the Trump Administration will more readily allow such private sector innovations.
A new IRS private letter ruling essentially conforms the tax treatment of properly structured advisory fees from non-qualified annuity contracts to those paid out of qualified accounts, which typically are not treated as taxable distributions.
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Participants who have taken a hardship withdrawal are nearly three-times more likely to feel “always” stressed in general and three-times more likely to have “a lot” of stress about their financial situation.
GAO says the two agencies do not share enough information on these exemptions, and that sharing more information would lead to greater transparency and consistency.
The IRS is aiming to simplify the hardship withdrawal process, but plan sponsor clients still have to remain mindful of their compliance obligations and safe harbor requirements.
The IRS announced small increases to health savings account (HSA) contribution limits for 2020 and a new definition for a high-deductible health plan.
ERISA attorneys detail the recent expansion of the IRS determination letter program, and what it means for plan sponsor clients.
However, 403(b) plans are in a remedial amendment period, and the IRS has offered much help for them to be in compliance with regulations.
Hybrid plans and merged plans can now request a determination letter.
The 2019-2020 Priority Guidance Plan will identify guidance projects that the agencies intend to actively work on as priorities during the period from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.
The IRS Self Correction Program (SCP) has been expanded to include certain plan document failures and certain loan failures and a way to self-correct via plan amendments.
Since there are no prescribed correction methods to address Internal Revenue Code Section 409(p) violations, prevention methods are important considerations for both employee stock ownership plan design and operation, the IRS says.
The IRS has issued Notice 2019-26, which specifies updated mortality improvement rates and static mortality tables, as well as a modified unisex version of the mortality tables, to be used for defined benefit (DB) plans.
The agency previously announced it would amend required minimum distribution regulations in a way that would prohibit the offering of lump-sum windows to defined benefit (DB) plan participants already retired and in pay status.
The request regards information collection for Revenue Ruling 2000-35, which describes certain criteria that must be met before an employee's compensation can be reduced and contributed to an employee's section 403(b) plan in the absence of an affirmative election by the employee.
New FAQs offer information about when retirement plan sponsors can adopt pre-approved plans and when determination letters are issued.