Tag: Jane Meacham


IRS: Missed 401(K) Loan Repayments Can Be Made Up Without Being Taxed

An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Chief Counsel Advice memo issued to assist counsel in one of the agency’s regional offices provides two ways missed 401(k) loan payments can be handled without taxing the participant in plans permitting a cure period for such skipped payments. The guidance—while neither a precedent or legally binding—may be beneficial for […]

Defined benefit retirement plan

DB Plan Sponsors’ Interest in Pension Risk Transfer Accelerating

Interest in transferring pension risk off their balance sheets and on to insurance companies appear to be accelerating among U.S. defined benefit (DB) retirement plan sponsors, according to a recent poll conducted by insurer MetLife. The poll’s results lead MetLife to predict 2017 will be “another very robust year of [pension risk transfer] market activity.”


IRS 2016 Required Amendments List Gives First Guidance on Changes Needed to Retain Qualification

by Jane Meacham The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in its first “Required Amendments (RA) List” on December 13, 2016, informed individually designed employer-sponsored retirement plans about required amendments for 2016 that may be needed to reflect changes and ensure the plans keep their qualified status. In the release, IRS Notice 2016-80, the agency also said […]