Retirement Plan Legislative: Act 2 - SECURE Act Scene 2

Retirement Plan Legislative Update: Act 2 – SECURE Act Scenes 2-4

Posted By: Christopher Ciminera, CPA Act 2 – The SECURE Act…Continued In our last two blogs, we discussed the beneficial changes of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and Title 1 of the SECURE Act. But it doesn’t stop there because there were more changes included in the SECURE Act, which we will now discuss in this blog. The SECURE … Continued

Retirement Plan Legislative Update: Act 2 - Scene 1: The SECURE Act

Retirement Plan Legislative Update: Act 2 – Scene 1: The SECURE Act

Posted By: Christopher Ciminera, CPA Act 2 – The SECURE Act In Act 1 of our play, Retirement Plan Legislative Update: Act 1 – Bipartisan Budget Act, we covered the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. This was positive legislation, but a major change to legislation was yet to come – the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, or … Continued

Retirement Plan Legislative Update: Act 1 – Bipartisan Budget Act

Posted By: Christopher Ciminera, CPA  The world has gone through many sudden and unpredictable changes in the last few years. The retirement plan industry has seen many changes, as well, which has had impactful legislation and guidance that changed the retirement landscape in many positive ways. With all these changes, it seems the world and retirement plan industry is part … Continued

The Who, What, Where, Why, and How of Retirement Plan Audits

The Who, What, Where, Why, and How of Retirement Plan Audits

Posted by Chris Ciminera, CPA, QKA You (or your client) may have just found out that an audit is required for its retirement plan. Many questions may be running through your head such as Why must an audit be performed? What must be audited? Who performs audits? Who is required to have an audit? How is an audit performed? Well, … Continued

Quick Reference Guide to the Taxation of Retirement Plan Distributions

Posted By: Chris Ciminera, CPA, QKA A major benefit to employees who are participating in a qualified retirement plan is the deferral of taxes. Pre-tax deferrals, employer contributions, and the related earnings grow tax-free until the amounts are distributed from the plan. Unfortunately, when a participant takes a distribution upon retirement or an early distribution that is not rolled over, … Continued

EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2020-01

Posted By Christopher J. Ciminera, CPA, QKA Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) had been relatively quiet on retirement plan compliance relief. That changed with Disaster Relief Notice 2020-01 issued on April 29, 2020. This notice provides guidance and relief for employee benefit plans due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Time Period Covered The notice applies from … Continued

EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2020-01 – Correcting Late Salary Deferral Deposits

Posted by Christopher J. Ciminera, CPA, QKA On Tuesday, April 28 my blog, “How Do I Correct Late Salary Deferral Deposits?,” was posted. Coincidentally, the very next day the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Disaster Relief Notice 2020-01 was posted. In this notice, the EBSA provides relief to plan sponsors regarding the possibility of lags in deposits due to the recent … Continued

How Do I Correct Late Salary Deferral Deposits?

How Do I Correct Late Salary Deferral Deposits?

Posted by Christopher J. Ciminera, CPA, QKA Update – April 29, 2020 On Wednesday, April 29, 2020 the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) also posted a Disaster Relief Notice 2020-01. In this notice, the EBSA provides relief to plan sponsors regarding the possibility of lags in deposits due to the recent COVID-19 issues which was addressed in my blog below. … Continued