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PBGC Announces Changes to e-Filing Portal

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has indicated they will launch a new and improved e-Filing Portal on February 1, 2024.

January 09 2024

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PBGC Issues Comprehensive Premium Filing Instructions for 2024 Plan Years

The Department of Labor’s Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)—the agency that insures and has primary governance over defined benefit (DB) pension plans—has issued the 2024 plan year version of its Comprehensive Premium Filing Instructions.

January 09 2024

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Roth IRA Rollover Proposal Introduced in House

Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL), and Linda Sanchez (D-CA) have introduced H.R. 6757 to permit rollover contributions from Roth IRAs to designated Roth accounts in a 401(a), 403(a), 403(b) or 457(b) arrangement.

January 03 2024

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Retirement Plan Disaster Assistance May Be Available for Utah Flooding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a disaster declaration on December 23, 2023, for Utah flooding, for the incident period of May 1 – May 27, 2023.

December 26 2023

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IRS Announces Deadline Relief for Tennessee Storms and Tornadoes

The IRS has announced the postponement of certain tax-related deadlines for victims of Tennessee storms and tornadoes. The tax relief postpones various tax filing deadlines that began on December 9, 2023.

December 22 2023

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IRS Issues SECURE 2.0 Guidance

The IRS has released Notice 2024-2, Miscellaneous Changes Under the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022. The so-called “Grab Bag” Notice provides guidance to multiple provisions of the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022.

December 20 2023

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IRS Issues 2023 Cumulative List of Changes for Drafters of Pre-Approved Defined Contribution Plans

The IRS has issued Notice 2024-3, which contains the 2023 cumulative list of changes in requirements that must be taken into account by drafters of pre-approved defined contribution retirement plan documents for the fourth remedial amendment cycle (Cycle 4).

December 20 2023

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IRS Issues Exceptions to Penalties for Failure to File Correct Information Returns or Payee Statements

The IRS has released final regulations that provide de minimis error safe harbor exceptions to penalties for failure to file correct information returns or furnish correct payee statements.

December 19 2023

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IRS Provides 2024 Covered Compensation Tables Used in DB Plans

The IRS has issued Revenue Ruling 2024-1, containing the covered compensation tables for the 2024 plan year. These tables are used in calculations for defined benefit pension plans when permitted disparity, sometimes called integration, is used in determining employer-provided benefits.

December 18 2023

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IRS Announces Applicable Federal Rates for January 2024

The IRS has issued Revenue Ruling 2024-02, which contains the applicable federal rates (AFR) for January 2024. These rates are used for such purposes as calculating distributions from retirement savings arrangements that meet the requirements for substantially equal periodic payments (a 10 percent early distribution penalty tax exception), also referred to as "72(t) payments."

December 15 2023