The IRS’s Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (or “EPCRS”) permits corrections, both voluntary and on audit, of a broad range of “qualification failures” — i.e., violations of sometimes arcane and complex tax rules —...more
I love Las Vegas and I hate to gamble, which explains why I haven’t been to Atlantic City since 1995. I love the sights, sounds, the entertainment, the food, and everything but gambling. I hate gambling because I don’t like...more
Plan sponsors should consider whether they need to make certain plan amendments or provide certain plan notices prior to the end of the year.
The end of the year marks the deadline by which sponsors of qualified...more
Many employers know that with few exceptions a participant’s benefit in a tax qualified retirement plan is protected from the participant’s creditors. One exception is for court orders, known as qualified domestic relations...more
On June 26, 2013, in United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013), the United States Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 (“DOMA”) violated the Fifth Amendment’s equal protection...more
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