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Municipal Pensions II: Do Survivors' Pensions Increase Whenever the Salary For the Position Does?

Our previews of the new civil cases granted review at the end of the Illinois Supreme Court’s November term continue with Hooker v. Retirement Fund of the Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago,. Hooker poses the...more

PBGC Changes Enforcement Policy Under ERISA Section 4062(e)

No action will be taken against creditworthy companies or small pension plans; no financial guarantees will be required for approximately 92% of applicable employer-plan sponsors. On November 2, the Pension Benefit...more

No Divorce from Spouse #1? Common Law Spouse #2 Not Entitled to Pre-Retirement Death Benefits

In the recent case of Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate, the Ontario Court of Appeal has effectively re-written the law on pre-retirement death benefits under the Ontario Pension Benefits Act (the PBA)....more

The New GST/HST Regime for Registered Pension Plans – An Update on the Deemed Supply and Master Trust Issues

The sales tax compliance associated with a registered employee pension plan funded through a trust (RPP Trust) has become significantly more complex since certain new GST/HST rules took effect, beginning with the 2010 fiscal...more

DOL Releases Interim Guidance on Electronic Disclosure to Participants of Fee and Expense Information

On September 13, 2011, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued Technical Release 2011-03, which provides interim guidance on the electronic disclosure of fee and expense information by participant-directed individual account...more

President Signs the 2010 Tax Relief Act Giving Taxpayers a Measure of Tax Certainty

On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (HR 4853) (the “2010 Tax Relief Act”). The 2010 Tax Relief Act extends for two...more

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