Practitioners and plan administrators are celebrating the arrival of several helpful revisions in a newly updated Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) Revenue Procedure 2019-19.
In 2008, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) established a voluntary program aimed at retirement plan sponsors and administrators to encourage correction and resolution of plan document or operational failures as soon as they are discovered. The Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System, or “EPCRS” as it is most often called, stresses the importance of established administrative […]
Defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors received another “derisking” tool in early March when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Treasury Department unexpectedly reversed course on retiree lump-sum payouts.
We’re well into the start of calendar year 2019, and the to-do list to close out 2018 holds many tedious and time-consuming tasks. It is tempting to put off thinking about what may be coming in this new year.
Employees will be able to contribute up to $2,700 to a health flexible spending account (FSA) in 2019, a $50 increase from the 2018 amount, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced in Revenue Procedure 2018-57.
For 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is raising most of the annual threshold and benefit levels that apply to retirement plans, the IRS announced on November 1.
Federal agency audits are never far from the minds of employer retirement plan sponsors and their third-party administrators (TPAs), but knowing which recurring errors and internal controls most interest the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) right now can be helpful in avoiding or preparing for such inquiries.
Plan sponsors regularly handle situations that arise from a deceased participant’s failure to designate a beneficiary for his or her employer-sponsored retirement account. A private letter ruling (PLR) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) earlier this year could provide some insight into the agency’s thinking about allowing surviving spouses to roll over a deceased participant’s […]
Retirement plan trade organizations and advocates, law firms, and other affected parties proposed to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) an expanded range of circumstances they believe merit review and determination letter judgment by the tax agency.
Yesterday we took a look at Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance on how to change interest crediting rates in a cash balance (CB) plan. Today we’ll look at the two approaches that the IRS has discussed to address a change in the interest crediting rate.