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IRS Issues

This station houses posts and commentary on regulatory requirements and developments at the IRS affecting NTSA members, including the regulatory development process, changes in existing requirements, best practices in ensuring that clients remain in compliance with the tax code and IRS rules, and inside-the-IRS news.


 

 

 

By Andrew Remo4/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Members of a House subcommittee pressed IRS representatives this week to explain their recent decision to dramatically increase the cost to small businesses of remedying retirement plan mistakes. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/16/2018 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl answers questions concerning vendors and investment arrangements that need to be listed on pre-approved 403(b) restatements. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/6/2018 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl tells us what happens if an employee younger than age 59½ triggers a lifetime annuity or rider payout. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/4/2018 • 0 Comments

The ARA on April 4 filed a comment letter with the IRS to recommend modifications to EPCRS that would expand the use of the SCP and reduce the burden the VCP’s new pricing structure imposes on small business plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/3/2018 • 0 Comments

A March 28 NTSA webcast addressed an important aspect of the deadline by which employers with 403(b) plans must restate their plans under the first RAP: the proper completion of restated documents. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff4/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Tech Talk addresses whether double dipping is still allowed within 403(b) and 457 plans, and whether employers can still contribute to a former employee’s 403(b) for up to five years. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/23/2018 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Susan Diehl discusses the new limits for HSA contributions for family coverage that the IRS has issued for 2018. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/23/2018 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl tells us whether the new tax reform law affects the 10% penalty on 403(b) distributions made before age 59½. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/21/2018 • 0 Comments

There is still some time to make a contribution to an IRA and be able to claim it on a 2017 tax return — but not much. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/19/2018 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl tells us whether an employee who is retiring at 53 and turns 54 later in the tax year will be penalized for one year or longer for taking an early 403(b) distribution. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/16/2018 • 0 Comments

The upcoming NTSA Webcast, "The New 403(b) Plan Documents Part II: Don’t Even Think About Removing My Appendix!" will take a close look at the requirements of completing all plan provisions. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/15/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has issued a reminder that the retirement plan participants and holds of IRAs and IRA-based plans who attained age 70½ during 2017 must starting receiving RMDs by April 1. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 3/14/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has responded to the American Retirement Association’s comment letter on the significant changes to the pricing structure for the Voluntary Compliance Program (VCP) — but it’s not very responsive. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Susan Diehl, PenServ Plan Services President, in the recent NTSA webcast “The New 403(b) Plan Document, Part I: Why March 2020 Is Important to 403(b) Employers,” focused on a mechanism by which a plan may be prepared: the pre-approved plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/9/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS on March 2 issued an updated version of Publication 575, “Pension and Annuity Income.” It is to be used in preparing 2017 income tax returns. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/9/2018 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl discusses the difference between a 403(b) plan and a 403(b)(7) plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/9/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS has expanded to 403(b)s the scope of an earlier directive instructing examiners to not challenge a qualified plan for violating RMD standards if a plan has taken certain steps. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/6/2018 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Susan Diehl points out that the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 contains retirement plan changes that were a surprise to many. READ MORE

By NTSA Net Staff3/6/2018 • 0 Comments

In Tech Talk, Susan Diehl tells us whether a local government can change its retirement plan for certain employees. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/5/2018 • 0 Comments

This week, ERISA Tips discusses basic due diligence for ERISA 403(b) plans and non-ERISA plans. READ MORE

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