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Roth Conversions 401k Individual Retirement Account

Employee Benefits Legislation Proposed (But Not Passed) by the Obama Administration

by Jackson Walker on

In February of 2015, the Department of Treasury issued a reported entitled “General Explanation of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 Revenue Proposals” (the “General Explanation”). The General Explanation is several...more

View From McDermott: Expanded In-Plan Conversion Opportunities Will Boost Roth 401(k) Balances

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The number of defined contribution plans (including 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b) plans) with a Roth feature has grown significantly in recent years. Roth 401(k) is gaining popularity due in part to tax hedging or tax...more

IRS Expands Guidance on In-Plan Roth Conversions

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Recent IRS guidance clarifies a number of outstanding questions regarding “in-plan conversions” of non-Roth balances to Roth balances in 401(k), 403(b) and governmental 457(b) plans. In particular, the guidance confirms that...more

In-Plan Roth Conversions

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

In December of 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2013-74, which provides plan sponsors with guidance on how plan participants can elect an in-plan Roth conversion of pre-tax amounts not yet eligible for distribution from the...more

IRS Issues Notice on Expanded In-Plan Roth Conversion Option

by Morgan Lewis on

Guidance confirms that plan sponsors have flexibility in designing and implementing a feature that allows participants to convert vested pre-tax balances to after-tax Roth balances....more

Roth Conversion Opportunities Expand, But Practical Questions Remain

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The recent “fiscal cliff” tax law, the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), includes a provision effective Jan. 1, 2013 that greatly expands the ability of plan participants to convert pre-tax plan accounts to after-tax Roth...more

Fiscal Cliff Legislation Provides New In-Plan Roth Conversion Opportunity

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The newly enacted American Taxpayer Relief Act (H.R. 8) includes a significant new opportunity to perform “in-plan” conversions of pretax dollars to Roth (after-tax) dollars of funds held in defined contribution retirement...more

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