A new research report out of the Wharton School suggests changes to required minimum distribution (RMD) rules might not have as big an impact in practice as many might expect, though one subset of clients seems likely to benefit the most from an older RMD age.
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.
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.
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 close passage of the Heroes Act in the House of Representatives, with 208 yeas and 199 nays, underscores the difficult path ahead for the fourth coronavirus relief package.
Among its many popular provisions, the SECURE Act extended the age at which one must begin making withdrawals from tax advantaged savings.
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.
A bipartisan pair of Senators introduced another retirement-focused piece of lame duck legislation, including more than 50 provisions aimed at increasing savings in DC plans and IRAs.
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.