Newsletter Articles

Upcoming Compliance Deadlines for Calendar-Year Plans

December 1stParticipant Notices – Annual notices due for Safe Harbor elections, Qualified Default Investment Arrangement (QDIA), and Automatic Contribution Arrangements (EACA or QACA).December 30thADP/ACP Corrections - Deadline for a plan to make ADP/ACP...

Deadline for CARES Act and SECURE Act Amendments Extended

The original due date of the CARES Act and SECURE Act amendments for qualified plans, other than governmental plans, was the last day of the first plan year beginning on or after January 1, 2022, which means December 31, 2022, for calendar year plans. This has been...

Save or Toss? Proper Plan Record Storage a Must!

As the year comes to a close, you may wonder what plan records must be kept and what items can be tossed. Historical plan records may need to be produced for many reasons: an IRS audit, a DOL investigation or simply questions from participants about their benefits or...

New Plan Year Checklist

Each year, a great deal of attention is paid to the upcoming year end work: census gathering, compliance testing, 5500s, oh my! But the year-end also brings with it a host of items that may need attention before the year closes. Below are a few action items that may...

Cost of Living Adjustments for 2023

Save even more for retirement in 2023 due to record breaking increases in limits. On October 21, 2022, the IRS announced the Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) affecting the dollar limitations for retirement plans for 2023. Retirement plan limits increased well over...

Upcoming Compliance Deadlines for Calendar-Year Plans

September 15thRequired contribution to Money Purchase Pension Plans, Target Benefit Pension Plans, and Defined Benefit Plans.Contribution deadline for deducting 2021 employer contributions for those sponsors who filed a tax extension for Partnership or S-Corporation...

Q&A Corner

Q: I didn’t file my 12/31/21 plan year end Form 5500 by 7/31/22, now what? A: Contact your Form 5500 preparer! First, confirm whether or not an extension applies. This would occur with a Form 5558 filed before 7/31, or possibly a special extension or automatic...

New IRS Pre-Examination Compliance Program Announced

In June 2022, the IRS began piloting a pre-examination retirement plan compliance program. This is beneficial to plan sponsors because it provides an opportunity for plan sponsors to correct mistakes at a reduced cost and possibly avoid a full IRS examination. Anytime...

Form 5500 Insights

Every year, most employers file a Form 5500 for each qualified plan that they sponsor. The purpose of the Form 5500 is to provide required information to the Department of Labor (DOL), but it can also provide valuable insight to the plan sponsor. The Form 5500 has...

Upcoming Compliance Deadlines for Calendar-Year Plans

May 15thQuarterly Benefit Statement - Deadline for participant-directed plans to supply participants with the quarterly benefit/disclosure statement including a statement of plan fees and expenses charged to individual plan accounts during the first quarter of this...