There is a popular philosophical question that asks if a tree falls in a forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
Leveling Out ADP and ACP Tests with Refunds, QNECs/QMACs, Bottom-Up QNECs, or One-to-One Contributions
Discrimination. It’s a concept that most people don’t associate with retirement plan savings.
Will the Real Gross Wages Please Stand Up! (Gross Wages Aren’t On The W-2 Like You Thought They Were)
The use of the wrong definition of compensation is the most common error found in employee benefit plan audits, and it can be a very costly mistake to correct in accordance with the provisions of the IRS’ Employee Plan Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS).
Plan administrators probably view the management representation letter as a document they must sign so they likely do so without reading it closely.
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
Our lives are filled with limits; speed limits, credit limits, time limits, and a number of different retirement plan limits.
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.
Every year, right around December 31st (and closer to January 1!), we sit down and start to draft up resolutions for the upcoming new year. Whether it’s aiming for a healthier life style, setting aside for targets at work, or perhaps being more fiscally responsible, it’s important to not only make these goals, but to have a plan in place for accomplishing them as well.
The DOL has released the report on its fourth study of audit quality. Revealing a shocking turn for the worse, 39% of the plan audits in the sample did not comply with professional audit standards, up from 33% in the 2004 study, 19% in 1997 study, and 23% in the 1988 study.