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DOL Fiduciary Rule

On April 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule expanding the definition of investment advice fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and modifying the complex list of prohibited transaction exemptions as it relates to the expanded definition.

5500-EZ Delinquent Filer Program

The 5500-EZ Delinquent Filer Program

In the retirement plan industry, 2 + 2 can be 4, or many other amounts depending on the actuarial assumptions used. Similarly, one-participant plans can actually cover hundreds of participants.

Correction Plan Errors - 401k Audit Delaware

Correction Program Options for Retirement Plan Errors

Posted by Maria T. Hurd, CPA In a highly regulated industry with complicated rules that always have exceptions (except when the exception does not apply) it is inevitable that sooner or later a failure to follow the plan document will take place. Such operational errors can be corrected through the IRS Employee Plan Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) in one of … Continued

Retirement Plan Contribution Limits - Delaware 401k Auditor

Know Your Limits

Our lives are filled with limits; speed limits, credit limits, time limits, and a number of different retirement plan limits.

Safe Harbor Plans - 401k Audit Delaware

Mid-Year Amendments to Safe Harbor Plans

It is not often that we can give our clients good news as a result of new guidance from the Internal Revenue Service, but thanks to Notice 2016-16, Mid-Year Changes to Safe Harbor Plans and Safe Harbor Notices, we have fantastic news.

401k Audit Delaware

Financial Statement Audits of Retirement Plans

Prospective clients often want to see a sample information request letter to get a better idea of how an audit will progress. In response to that frequently asked question, we created a white paper to assist clients in preparing for their retirement plan audits.