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IRS Releases 2022 Forms W-4P and W-4R

The IRS has released the 2022 Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Periodic Pension or Annuity Payments and 2022 Form W-4R, Withholding Certificate for Nonperiodic Payments and Eligible Rollover Distributions.

January 04 2022
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2021 Form 5500 Series Informational Copies Released

December 30, 2021 – The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the IRS, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) jointly released the 2021 Form 5500, Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan, 2021 Form 5500-SF, Annual Return/Report of Small Employee Benefit Plan, and their respective instructions. The IRS likewise released the 2021 Form 5500-EZ, Annual Return of a One-Participant Retirement Plan or Foreign Plan, and instructions.

January 01 2022
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IRS Issues Deadline Relief for Arkansas Storm Victims

December 29, 2021 – The IRS has issued a news release announcing the postponement of certain tax-related deadlines for victims of severe storms and tornados in Arkansas. The tax relief postpones various tax filing deadlines that began December 10, 2021. Affected individuals and households who reside or have a business in Craighead, Jackson, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Woodruff counties, as well as taxpayers with records located in the covered area that are needed to meet covered deadlines, qualify for relief.

December 30 2021
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IRS Issues Deadline Relief for Illinois Storm Victims

December 28, 2021 – The IRS has issued a news release announcing the postponement of certain tax-related deadlines for victims of severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornados in Illinois. The tax relief postpones various tax filing deadlines that began December 10, 2021. Affected individuals and households who reside or have a business in Bond, Cass, Coles, Effingham, Fayette, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, and Shelby counties, as well as taxpayers with records located in the covered area that are needed to meet covered deadlines, qualify for relief.

December 30 2021
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IRS Issues Deadline Relief for Alabama Storm Victims

December 28, 2021 – The IRS has issued a news release announcing the postponement of certain tax-related deadlines for victims of severe storms and flooding in Alabama. The tax relief postpones various tax filing deadlines that began October 6, 2021. Affected individuals and households who reside or have a business in Jefferson and Shelby counties, as well as taxpayers with records located in the covered area that are needed to meet covered deadlines, qualify for relief.

December 30 2021
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IRS Issues Yield Curves and Segment Rates for DB Plan Calculations

The IRS has issued Notice 2022-2, which contains updated guidance on factors used in certain defined benefit (DB) pension plan minimum funding and present value calculations. Updates include the corporate bond monthly yield curve, the corresponding spot segment rates used under Internal Revenue Code Section (IRC Sec.) 417(e)(3), and the 24-month average segment rates under IRC Sec. 430(h)(2). IRC Sec. 417 contains definitions and special rules for minimum survivor annuity requirements in DB plans. IRC Sec. 430 addresses minimum funding standards for single-employer DB plans.

December 17 2021
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IRS Issues Deadline Relief for Kentucky Storm Victims

The IRS has issued a news release announcing the postponement of certain tax-related deadlines for Kentucky victims of severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes. The tax relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting December 10. The areas included in the relief are Caldwell, Fulton, Graves, Hopkins, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Taylor, and Warren counties.

December 16 2021
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IRS Issues Required Amendments List for Individually Designed Plans

On November 30, 2021, the IRS released Notice 2021-64 containing the 2021 required amendments list. This annually issued list describes changes in retirement plan qualification requirements and amendment deadlines for individually designed qualified and individually designed 403(b) plans. Some items require plans to be amended, while others do not. The list of changes to qualification requirements are as follows.

December 01 2020
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Washington Pulse: House Version of "Build Back Better" Act Contains Retirement Plan and Benefits Provisions

On November 19, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act ("BBB Act" or "the Act"). Following quickly on the heels of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the BBB Act contains several retirement and benefits provisions that may affect financial organizations, service providers, and consumers. This bill has gone through numerous revisions as it made its journey to the House floor for a vote. It will now go to the Senate, which will likely make further revisions. So the Act’s final version—if passed by both the House and Senate—may be different from the current version.

November 24 2021
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Washington Pulse: Infrastructure Act Includes Additional Pension Funding Relief, Disaster Relief Changes, and New Digital Asset Reporting Requirements

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (the Act), signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021, includes extensions to the single employer pension funding relief originally provided in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). Other provisions include modifications to the mandatory 60-day postponement period, which grants relief to taxpayers for certain tax-related acts due to federally declared disasters and new reporting requirements for transactions involving digital assets. The effective dates vary—pension funding relief provisions apply to plan years beginning after December 31, 2021; the disaster relief changes are effective for federally declared disasters that occur after November 15, 2021; and the new reporting requirements for digital assets apply to information reports required to be filed after December 31, 2023.

November 17 2021