Tag: IRS

The Shifting Mechanics of Hardship Withdrawals

In a new Snapshot publication, the IRS offers a detailed review of the shifting regulatory provisions applying to pre-retirement hardship distributions from DC plans, noting how these are changing as a result of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.  

Art by Claudi Kessels

Form 5500 Basics: What Sponsors Need to Know

The purpose of Form 5500 is to obtain information regarding plan design and basic plan sponsor information, and the regulatory penalties for failures in filing the form can be severe.

Prevention the Key to ESOPs Not Violating Nonallocation Year Rules

The IRS explains that the rules under IRC Section 409(p) are designed to prevent a group of “disqualified persons” from collectively owning 50% or more of an S corporation’s stock (i.e., the definition of a “nonallocation year”), and discusses methods for preventing violation of the rules.

IRS Updates Mortality Tables for DB Plans

The updated mortality improvement rates and static tables apply for purposes of calculating a defined benefit (DB) plan’s funding target and other items for valuation dates occurring during the 2020 calendar year.