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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 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

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Retirement Plan Disaster Assistance May Be Available for Tennessee Severe Storms

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a disaster declaration on December 13, 2023, for Tennessee severe storms and tornadoes, for the incident period of December 9, 2023.

December 14 2023

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Improved Coverage for Long-Term, Part-Time Employees

The SECURE 2.0 Act has shortened the time necessary to allow part-time workers access to 401(k) plans. 

December 13 2023

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OMB Completes Review of DOL Regulatory Terms

Two Department of Labor (DOL) regulatory actions have been removed from the Office of Management and Budget’s list for review, signaling they may be released soon.

December 12 2023

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Washington Pulse: IRS Issues Proposed Long-Term, Part-Time Regulations

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released a proposed regulation reflecting statutory changes related to long-term, part-time (LTPT) employees made by the SECURE Act of 2019 (SECURE Act) and the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (SECURE 2.0). This proposed regulation would amend Treasury Regulation (Treas. Reg.) 1.401(k)-5 to reflect the rules for LTPT employees, including specific eligibility and vesting requirements. The proposed regulation also provides guidance regarding employer contributions with respect to LTPT employees and the impact that LTPT employees will have on nondiscrimination, coverage testing, and top-heavy benefits.

December 08 2023

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Proposed Automatic Portability Exemption at OMB

The Office of Management and Budget has received a proposed rule from the Department of Labor (DOL) titled “Exemption for Certain Automatic Portability Transactions”.

December 07 2023

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SECURE 2.0 Technical Corrections Draft Released

The Senate and House committees of jurisdiction have released a draft containing technical corrections and other clarifications to SECURE 2.0.

December 07 2023

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DOL Issues Final Rule Updating Davis-Bacon Regulations

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule updating the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) and the Davis-Bacon Related Acts (together “DBRA”) nearly 40 years after the Department last completed a comprehensive revision of the guidelines.

November 30 2023

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IRS Announces Deadline Relief for Virgin Islands Water Supply

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the postponement of certain tax-related deadlines for victims of taxpayers impacted by elevated levels of lead and copper in water supply in Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands. Individuals and households affected by elevated levels of lead and copper that reside or have a business in St. Croix qualify for tax relief, as well as taxpayers with records located in the covered area that are needed to meet covered deadlines, qualify for relief.

November 27 2023