IRS Guidance

Proposed Regulations on User Fee for Enrolled Agents

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: This document contains proposed amendments to the regulations relating to imposing user fees for enrolled agents and enrolled retirement plan agents. The proposed regulations remove the initial enrollment user fee for enrolled retirement plan agents because the IRS no longer offers initial enrollment as an enrolled retirement plan agent. The proposed regulations […]

Proposed Regulations on Hardship Changes Post Tax Act

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: This document contains proposed amendments to the regulations relating to hardship distributions from section 401(k) plans. The amendments reflect statutory changes affecting section 401(k) plans, including recent changes made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. These regulations would affect participants in, beneficiaries of, employers maintaining, and administrators of plans that contain […]

IRS Priority Guidance 2018-2019

Document Excerpt Link https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/2018-2019_pgp_initial.pdf#page=13

2019 COLA Plan Limits

Document Excerpt Section 415 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) provides for dollar limitations on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans. Section 415(d) requires that the Secretary of the Treasury annually adjust these limits for cost-of-living increases. Other limitations applicable to deferred compensation plans are also affected by these adjustments under § 415. […]

CMS and Treasury Guidance on State Relief and Empowerment Waivers

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: This guidance relates to section 1332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its implementing regulations. Section 1332 provides the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Treasury (collectively, the Secretaries) with the discretion to approve a state’s proposal to waive specific provisions of the […]

Update to EPCRS Including Electronic Payment

Document Excerpt .01 Purpose. This revenue procedure updates the comprehensive system of correction programs for sponsors of retirement plans that are intended to satisfy the requirements of § 401(a), 403(a), 403(b), 408(k), or 408(p) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”), but that have not met these requirements for a period of time. This system, […]

Guidance on Reimbursing Moving Expenses Incurred in a Prior Year

Document Excerpt Specifically, this notice provides that the suspension of the exclusion from income provided by section 132(a)(6) under section 132(g)(2) does not apply to amounts received directly or indirectly by an individual in 2018 from an employer for expenses incurred in connection with a move occurring prior to January 1, 2018, that would have […]

IRS Issues Modified Section 402(f) Notices

Document Excerpt This notice modifies the two safe harbor explanations in Notice 2014-74, 2014-50 I.R.B. 937, that may be used to satisfy the requirement under § 402(f) of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) that certain information be provided to recipients of eligible rollover distributions. The safe harbor explanations as modified by this notice take into […]

State May Escheat IRA under Unclaimed Property Law

Document Excerpt (1) Under the facts presented, the payment by Trustee Y of Individual C’s interest in IRA O to the State J unclaimed property fund, as required by State J law, is subject to federal income tax withholding under § 3405. (2) The payment by Trustee Y is subject to reporting under § 408(i). […]

IRS Again Extends Temporary Nondiscrimination Relief for Certain Closed Defined Benefit Plans

Document Excerpt This notice extends the temporary nondiscrimination relief for closed defined benefit plans that is provided in Notice 2014-5, 2014-2 I.R.B. 276, by making that relief available for plan years beginning before 2020 if the conditions of Notice 2014-5 are satisfied. Link https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-18-69.pdf

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