The final regulations reflect statutory changes, including changes made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
Tag: retirement plan regulations
The IRS still anticipates issuing final regulations on closed DB plan nondiscrimination rules.
The proposed rule, which the OMB has up to 60 days to review is aimed at reducing costs and improving participant understanding of retirement plan disclosures.
In July, the IRS proposed regulations that would provide an exception, if certain requirements are met, to the application of the “unified plan rule,” what the industry refers to as the “one-bad-apple rule,” for MEPs.
In addition to the final ruling, the department has also released a 16-page request for information (RFI) on open MEPs.
Introducing auto portability and allowing open multiple employer plans (MEPs) were simulated to have the biggest impact on decreasing the retirement income deficit.
A final rule would take care of one item being considered in legislation proposing the ability for employers to join open multiple employer plans (MEPs).
The proposal includes corrections, clarifications, and improvements to its regulations on Reportable Events, Premium Rates and others.
The latest legislation to affect retirement planning in 2019 and beyond.
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 list identifies matters that may involve either mandatory or discretionary plan amendments depending on the particular plan, and may reference other significant guidance that affects daily plan operations.
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.
“Invitation to correct” letters state, “the 15th business day is not a safe harbor and is included in the regulation only as an outside limit of the time that may be considered for segregation of assets.”
A new Revenue Procedure makes a change to Revenue Procedure 2018–4 Section 8.02 to add new section 3, “Other Circumstances,” to provide a new category for which determination letters can be requested.
Several commenters argued that without changes, the proposed rule would have little impact on expanding retirement plan coverage for American workers.
The table is needed to compute the value of early retirement benefits and, thus, the total value of benefits under a plan.
Under the once-in-always-in exclusion condition, for a 403(b) plan that excludes part-time employees from making elective deferrals, once an employee is eligible to make elective deferrals, the employee may not be excluded from making elective deferrals in any later exclusion year on the basis that the employee is a part-time employee.