The IRS has issued final regulations on mortality tables to be used for calculating required minimum distributions, which reflect longer life expectancies.
SECURE Act-based guidance from the IRS will allow for distributions of custodial accounts under rules similar to those that have been available for annuity contracts under a 403(b) plan.
The limit on contributions by employees who participate in 401(k)s, 403(b)s and most 457 plans remains unchanged at $19,500.
Retirement plan advisers were given ideas to consider and actions to take in response to new legislation, regulation and litigation.
Though many in the industry remain focused on addressing the challenges of the pandemic, major changes to the U.S. retirement planning landscape continue to unfold, thanks to the SECURE Act.
There are two proposed changes and the IRS also wants comments about the obligation of filing.
Notice 2020-65 from the IRS also defines the ‘applicable wages’ per pay period that qualify for the deferral.
The model notices have been updated to reflect changes made by the SECURE Act.
The list, updated with provisions of the SECURE Act, identifies matters that may involve either mandatory or discretionary plan amendments depending on the particular plan.
Advisers and broker/dealers hoping to work with open multiple employer plans now have a short window to offer their perspectives to the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.
Anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now has the opportunity to roll those funds back.
The Internal Revenue Service is expanding the categories of individuals eligible for special loans and distributions and providing updated guidance on the tax treatment of these distributions and loans.
The IRS says it expects to issue the letters on June 30, or in some cases, as soon as possible thereafter, and an employer adopting a newly approved plan document will be required to do so by July 31, 2022.
Notice 2020-42 provides temporary relief from the physical presence requirement for any participant election witnessed by a notary public in a state that permits remote notarization or witnessed by a plan representative using certain safeguards.
The agency says it is postponing deadlines for certain time-sensitive actions required by these plans and others because of the COVID-19 emergency.
Each year, the Internal Revenue Service adjusts its annual contribution limitations for health savings accounts to account for inflation.
The agency says proper use of catch-up contributions will be an examination focus for 403(b) plans in fiscal year 2020.
The revised policy, instituted in response to the coronavirus pandemic, will remain in effect until the revenue procedure is modified or superseded.
The March 31 deadline for 403(b) plans has been extended to June 30; the April 30 deadlines for DB plans have been extended to July 31.