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Various promoters have suggested to entrepreneurs that they use the assets in their 401(k) plans or IRAs to finance a new business. These programs are sometimes known by the acronym ROBS, or Rollovers as Business Start-ups....more
Whoever said the road to hell is paved with good intentions might have been a retirement plan sponsor. While setting up a retirement plan is a good intention, a plan sponsor’s lack of diligence in reviewing what is going on...more
The IRS announced it is nearing completion of a five year long compliance project involving tax-exempt colleges and universities. The project, which began with questionnaires to 400 randomly-selected institutions, focused on...more
In the last two weeks, both the IRS and Congressional officials announced major milestones in the increasing regulatory focus on colleges and universities.
First, the IRS emphasized misreported taxable income and...more
George Carlin said that all you need in life is a place for your stuff. Carlin said that all a house really is; is a place for your stuff. When it comes to being a retirement plan sponsor, retirement plan sponsors need a...more
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PBS’ Frontline had a scathing report on 401(k) plans called “The Retirement Gamble”. The Retirement Gamble had no roulette tables or free drinks; it was a rather sobering look at the troubles affecting 401(k) plan and...more
Whether you like it or not, first impressions mean the most. If you fail to make a good impression the first time out, many times you never get a chance to make a second impression. Some times that bad impression is because...more
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A wave of corporate breakups has swept through the United States over the last few years as investors have taken notice of the fact that smaller companies focused on a...more
What is ERISA?
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) protects the interests of employee benefit plan participants by establishing strict standards of conduct for “plan fiduciaries” – i.e.,...more
Almost every organization expanding overseas needs a vehicle to explore the market before making the business decision to establish a legal entity, yet few legal vehicles are available for this preliminary measure. Most...more
Sometimes you can just rejuvenate something without have to replace it. A nice new tie can breathe life into an older suit. Instead of new kitchen cabinets, resurfacing is an option. Sanding and staining can add luster to a...more
The United States Court of Federal Claims recently issued an opinion confirming that § 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 applies in the context of discount stock options. The case, Sutardja v. United States, is one of...more
If you are thinking about getting into the restaurant business there are a multitude of issues that you need to consider. One of the most important is taxes. By this I mean, doing the appropriate advanced planning and also...more
In the Provincial Income Allocation Newsletter No. 4 (March 2013), the Canada Revenue Agency notes that the Allocation Review Committee (“ARC”) has changed its position on amounts previously excluded in calculating “salary...more
Would you leave money on the table for the government to take instead? Would you not maximize your retirement savings because your accountant or third party administrator (TPA) told you that you had to give the same amounts...more
When an employee or service provider receives stock that is subject to vesting, they should immediately consider how that stock might be treated under Section 83 of the Internal Revenue Code. Stock grants subject to Section...more
When it comes to selling products and services, marketing is everything. Marketing can help push a product or service into popularity, regardless of whether it’s good or not. Spuds MacKenzie was such great marketing; it made...more
Over time, there are so many full time positions in the workforce that are as obsolete as the Atari 2600 in my garage. Many people remember the milkman or the diaper man who made deliveries or the woman who worked the...more
Throughout history, there have been misconceptions that people believe in (even until this day) despite the evidence to the contrary. Mrs. O’Leary’s cow didn’t start the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and Benito Mussolini didn’t...more
Stock option plans and other forms of equity-based compensation allow startups and emerging growth companies to incentivize employees to continue working with the company to achieve certain milestones. These forms of...more
Retirement plans can be an effective means for employee retention and tax savings. However if not operated properly, a retirement plan can inadvertently expose the employer to liability from unhappy plan participants and the...more
My colleague Jeff Cairns blogged about a recent court case confirming the IRS’s position that discounted stock options can be considered noncompliant nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements under Section 409A of the...more
Any building requires a good foundation, because otherwise it will topple over. The same can be said for any retirement plan provider. Too many retirement plan providers such as financial advisors and third party...more
The most important thing is your health and there are times where symptoms you have can detect a greater threat to your health. You can either take care of your symptoms or you can ignore it and experience that greater harm...more
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