REMINDER - SECURE/CARES Act Amendments
Jul 20, 2022 9:30:00 AM
Mar 31, 2022 4:48:15 PM
On February 24, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations regarding the calculation and payment of required minimum distributions (RMD’s) under qualified retirement plans. The Proposed Regulations update existing regulations to account for the increase in a participant’s required beginning date to age 72. Specifically for our ESOP and 401(k) clients, these proposed regulations also provide helpful clarifications on the calculation of death benefits.
Dec 22, 2021 10:03:18 AM
On November 4, 2021, the IRS announced cost of living adjustments affecting qualified retirement plans for 2022. Almost all of the limits increased from 2021 to 2022, some by greater amounts than we have seen in some time.
Aug 31, 2021 10:09:21 AM
On May 5, 2021, the House Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously to send the bipartisan Securing a Strong Retirement Act to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
Mar 30, 2021 5:04:51 PM
Some temporary relief to the partial plan termination rules was recently provided for companies that experienced significant turnover in 2020. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, includes a rule that provides some short-term relief regarding partial plan terminations.
Nov 24, 2020 2:14:00 PM
Jul 30, 2020 8:31:07 AM
Over the past three months there have been a number of updates provided to the retirement community by both the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.
Mar 31, 2020 9:23:31 AM
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Act (known as the SECURE Act) was signed into law by President Trump on December 20, 2019. This bill created changes to a number of rules related to Qualified Retirement Plans, including ESOP’s and 401(k). Some of the highlights of the bill include the following:
Nov 15, 2016 1:41:38 PM
Many C Corporation companies who sponsor an Employee Stock Ownership Plan elect to pay dividends to their ESOP. This article will provide a summary of the rules that the company needs to follow if they wish claim a deduction on the dividends paid to the ESOP.
Jul 20, 2016 11:54:27 AM
Most privately held companies rely on physical share certificates which serve as the official record of ownership. This practice requires ESOP Companies to maintain share certificates in the name of the ESOP for the shares owned by the ESOP. Those share certificates are generally held by the trustee of the ESOP.
Blue Ridge ESOP Associates can provide everything you need to administer your ESOP, 401(k) or combination ESOP/401(k) plan. Our full service outsourcing, which can include participant on-line services, provides worry-free assistance for your HR or Benefits staff, leaving them free to concentrate on other responsibilities.