Entries by Ashley

New mortality tables released

The IRS has updated its mortality tables for defined benefit plans. For 2018, plan sponsors must use these new tables to determine funding requirements and to calculate lump sum payments. Read the IRS announcement and review the tables in Notice 2017-60, and make sure your plan makes whatever adjustments is necessary for the 2018 plan […]

Current forms and guidance

Need the most recent forms for employer ACA reporting? You can find forms and instructions for the Employer-Provided Offer and Coverage (1095-c) here, and for the related Information Return (1094-c) here. The IRS has also compiled a Q&A on reporting requirements, including who needs to file these forms, due dates, what employers must report to employees, and […]

Disaster tax relief updates

  New relief for victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma and their family members – faster access to 401(k) and 403(b) hardship withdrawals. In the wake of these two catastrophic hurricanes, the IRS has offered extra flexibility for plan sponsors and participants that should streamline hardship withdrawals from 401(k) or 403(b) plans and loans from […]

Reminder about FMLA Notices Regardless of employer size, remember that wage and hour laws require employers to give an ACA notice to new employees within 14 days of starting work. The notice describes ACA Exchanges and the availability of federal assistance to persons without access to other affordable insurance meeting ACA standards. There is a […]

IRS Ends Use of Closing Agreements for Late Corrections of Missed FICA Taxes on Deferred Compensation

If the time to amend a return has passed (usually three years), the IRS will no longer allow employers to correct mistakes in administering the “special timing rule” of IRC §3121(v). This change in policy means that employers, and their employees, will face higher FICA taxes if employers do not understand §3121(v) when administering their non-qualified deferred compensation plans.

The US Supreme Court has just decided that a statute of limitations does not protect fiduciaries who select a bad investment for an ERISA plan and do not correct it.