“The buck stops here” is a phrase that was popularized by U.S. President Harry S. Truman, who kept a sign with that phrase on his desk in the Oval Office.
Author Archives: Maria T. Hurd, CPA
Some people believe you can never get enough of a good thing.
A member of our Employee Benefit Plan Audit Team, Stacey I. Snyder, CPA, will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Mastering Form 5500 Schedule: Avoiding Audit Triggers” scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 1:00pm-2:50pm EDT.
It has been almost two years since the DOL released the results of its study of the quality of work performed by independent qualified public accountants (IQPAs).
Administrative simplicity or empathy for participants in need? Allowing more than one participant loan in a retirement plan is not a black and white determination.
The Paradox of Participant Loans in Default: A Taxable Distribution of a Loan Balance Still Considered to Remain Outstanding
Keeping two sets of books often means that someone is hiding something from the taxing authorities.
Pre-tax contributions to a 401(k) or 403(b) plan are not taxed when made to the plan but are taxed when the participant receives a distribution of the contributions.
When it comes to IRS audits, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” as Benjamin Franklin so wisely put it.
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.
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