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A Fresh Look at Your Form 5500 Filing
If your firm has a profit sharing plan, a 401(k) plan or some other tax-qualified retirement plan,
then you have been given a Form 5500 to sign and file every year since your business adopted the plan.
Timing is Everything
For years now, we have been hearing from the Department of Labor (DOL) about the importance
of depositing employee 401(k) deferrals and loan payments as quickly as possible.
Year-End Compliance Testing Overview
The end of the calendar year is fast approaching which means the plan year end for many qualified
Boomerang Employees: Rehires and Retirement Plans
A boomerang employee (as we will use that name in this article) is, quite simply, one who leaves and then comes
back to work…a rehire. As is so often the case, the retirement plan rules related to rehires are quite different
than those that...
When Good Loans go Bad
The economic environment of the last few years created financial challenges for individuals and businesses
alike. Even though the worst of the recession appears to be behind us now, some of those financial challenges
have had a ripple...
The IRS Meets Letterman
Anyone who has ever watched late night television is familiar with the ubiquitous Top 10 List, counting down
humorous examples of whatever is in the news. Not to be upstaged, the IRS has its own Top 10 List—the top 10
Fiduciary Fact or Fiction
The rules that govern the behavior of retirement plan fiduciaries are quite complex. Any time we are required to
deal with complicated subject matter, things can get confusing, potentially leading to decisions based on a
The Final Fee Disclosure Regulations Have Arrived
Nearly five years in the making, the Department of Labor (DOL) has published its long-awaited plan sponsor fee
disclosure regulations under ERISA section 408(b)(2). With these new regulations taking effect on July 1, 2012,
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