Just as retirement savers use investment diversification for accumulating assets, they need tax diversification for retirement income planning.
As an example, if a plan sponsor has not yet started tracking part-time employees to see whether they accumulate 500 hours of service in 2021, they should begin doing so immediately.
The IRS has issued final regulations on mortality tables to be used for calculating required minimum distributions, which reflect longer life expectancies.
The purpose of any such updates would be to increase the effectiveness of tax-favored retirement programs by allowing retirees to retain sufficient retirement savings in these programs for their later years, the IRS says.
Nearly one-third (32%) of individuals surveyed by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America say they have difficulty understanding how required minimum distributions could impact their overall tax obligation.
The president on Friday signed an executive order directing the Treasury Department to reassess required minimum distributions from 401(k) plans and ordering DOL staff to explore the possibility of allowing small businesses to join open multiple employer plans.
A memo to examiners lists actions 403(b) plan sponsors should take to locate missing participants in order not to be challenged on violating RMD rules.