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Year-End Tax Savings Ideas, Third in a Series: Maximize Tax-Deferred Savings into Retirement Accounts

It’s not too late to take advantage of the tax-deferred treatment of assets in retirement accounts for 2016. In addition to the tax deduction, the
On August 25, the IRS announced a new procedure to help people who miss the 60-day time limit for rolling over their retirement plan distributions into

401(k) Plan Sponsors Continue to Face Class-Action Lawsuits

This past June, a $31 million settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit filed against Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company back in November

Our View on DOL Fiduciary Rule Regarding Retirement Investment Advice

BACKSTORY. In April of this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a long-awaited regulation that essentially applies a “fiduciary”

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Proposed IRS Legislation Threatens Small Business Retirement Plans

The IRS recently released a proposed regulation that could be unusually threatening to small business retirement plans. In summary, the proposal would
401(k) Plans, ERISA
Todd Lucas | 10.14.2015

Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans to Face More Scrutiny in 2016

On the heels of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Audit Quality Study report issued May of 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is forming the

IRS Emphasizes Hardship Withdrawal Requirements for Plan Sponsors

The IRS may be putting additional focus on the handling of hardship withdrawals for 401(k) plans. In a bulletin dated April 1, 2015, the IRS cautioned

FASB Issues Final Standard Toward Simplifying Employee Benefit Plan Reporting

As part of its Simplification Initiative, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2015-12, Plan Accounting: Defined Benefit Pension Plans

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