This item provides background information on Sec. 457(f) plans and highlights certain aspects of the proposed regulations.
The Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which, among other things, permits certain employers to offer health reimbursement arrangements to employees without running afoul of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s market reform provisions.
The IRS self-certification procedure allows taxpayers who fail to meet the 60-day rollover requirement to claim eligibility for a waiver.
In response to concerns from employers, insurers, and other providers of minimum essential coverage, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it is extending the due dates for certain health care forms required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
For employees to evaluate the true tax benefits, they must understand the wellness programs and plans being offered.
The IRS issued new rules giving retirement plan participants greater flexibility in choosing how to receive their pension benefits.
Understanding forms 1095-A and 1095-B can help in preparing clients' individual income tax returns and fulfilling their professional due-diligence responsibilities.
While many limits remained the same as 2016, some were raised to reflect cost-of-living increases.
Various definitions of compensation may need to be accommodated or modified.
Many business decision-makers will have questions about whether the tax applies to them and whether it can be avoided altogether.
The IRS extended a relief provision that allows sponsors of closed defined benefit plans to comply with the nondiscrimination rules of Sec. 401(a)(4).
The Irs issued new rules giving retirement plan participants greater flexibility in choosing how to receive their pension benefits.
The IRS issued guidance on how to determine the investment in contract for calculating certain retirement distributions.
This column addresses issues facing IRA trustees.
Proposed rules clarify and modify previous regulations regarding Sec. 409A nonqualified deferred compensation plans.
The IRS issued a procedure permitting taxpayers, in certain circumstances, to give an IRA trustee or retirement plan administrator a certification statement to treat a rollover as timely even if the taxpayer failed to complete the rollover within 60 days after a distribution.
A nonqualified deferred compensation plan allows compensation earned in one year to be set aside and paid in a later year.
Employer Beware: Affiliated Service Group Is a Single Employer for Benefit and Health Care Coverage Testing
Practitioners may not know how the affiliated service group rules apply to various situations.
Employee benefit plans will face new reporting requirements under extensive changes to Form 5500, Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan, proposed by the federal government.
The IRS issued temporary regulations intended to halt the practice of treating partners as employees of a disregarded entity in order to include them in employee benefit plans.