Defined contribution plans

Tax Consequences of Rollovers from Employer Plans to Roth IRAs

Starting in 2010, taxpayers are able to make rollovers from non-Roth retirement accounts to Roth individual retirement accounts (IRAs) without regard to the $100,000 modified adjusted gross income limit and (in 2010 only) will be able to benefit from a special two-year averaging provision (the taxable portion of the rollover is taxed in 2011 and 2012). In light of the expected attractiveness of such a rollover, the IRS has issued Notice 2009-75 to address the federal income tax consequences of transferring eligible rollover distributions from qualified retirement plans to Roth IRAs.

Newsletter Articles

TAX REFORM

Traps for the unwary: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes

By now many of us are familiar with the various provisions of the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), P.L. 115-97. Here is a list of changes together with (perhaps) unexpected nuances.

DEDUCTIONS

Qualified business income deduction regs. and other guidance issued

The package includes final regulations, guidance on how to calculate W-2 wages, a safe-harbor rule for rental real estate businesses, and new proposed rules on the treatment of previously suspended losses.