Victims of Hurricane Ida in six states now have until Feb. 15, 2022, extended from January 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service has announced. This relief includes the filing of Form 5500 series returns, in the manner described in section 8 of Rev.
As a firm which specializes in the audits of employee benefit plans, we continually monitor accounting, regulatory and current events which may impact plans. As a member of the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC), we recently attended the May 2021 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) annual Employee Benefit Plans Conference. Below
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced new guidance for plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, record keepers and plan participants on best practices for maintaining cybersecurity, including tips on how to protect the retirement benefits of America’s workers. This is the first time the department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has issued cybersecurity guidance. This guidance is directed at
On August 31, 2018, the President signed an executive order to expand access to workplace retirement savings plans for American workers and to review rules on required minimum distributions. The President’s order directs the Departments of Labor and the Treasury to consider issuing regulations and guidance that would make it easier for businesses to offer
Fifth Circuit Court Vacates Fiduciary Rule On March 15, 2018, in a 2-to-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a lower court decision in Texas and issued a ruling vacating the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule. The decision creates a circuit split as the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals had previously
Below are the key retirement plan provisions under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, per Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting, Checkpoint Special Study on Pension and Benefit Changes in the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” These are consistent with previous expectations. Extended Rollover Period for Rollover of Plan Loan Offset Amounts If an employee stops
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) publicly released on July 29, 2014 a report on managed accounts in defined contribution plans. Below is the summary of the report (GAO-14-310). Why GAO Did This Study 401(k) plan sponsors have increasingly offered participants managed accounts— services under which providers manage participants’ 401(k) savings over time by making investment and