Gary Kitts has always had a solid understanding – and love for – finances and business. This passion is what originally steered him into the world of accounting. Early in his career, he would set up spreadsheets and databases to replace manual participant records for profit sharing plans. This ultimately led to his focus on qualified retirement plans and inspired him to start a retirement plan administration practice at a small CPA firm in Norfolk in the 90s.
Now with over 30 years of experience serving clients, Gary creates plans with intelligence and insights that are aligned with his client’s business goals. He leads the firm’s Retirement Plan Services practice where he oversees the compliance, plan document and consulting services for over 800 plans. He also has considerable experience with employee benefit plan audits including defined benefit, defined contribution, health and welfare and employee stock ownership plans.
Gary is a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia and North Carolina and is certified by the AICPA for Advanced Defined Benefit Plan Audits and Advanced Defined Contribution Plan Audits. He has also been named a “Super CPA” by Virginia Business magazine.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bluefield State College in Bluefield, West Virginia
Webinar Recording | Top 10 Tax Strategies for 2022
Join PBMares on November 16 to discover the top 10 tax strategies businesses and individuals should consider before year-end, including traditional tax strategies, charitable planning, and Roth IRA conversions.
Don’t Overlook Advantageous Provisions of the SECURE Act
Although the 2019 SECURE Act was the most significant retirement plan policy legislation in over 10 years, its provisions have been somewhat in the background due to COVID-19. We’ve highlighted the following provisions that plan sponsors and employers without a plan may want to consider now.
How the New Employee Benefit Plan Auditing Standard (SAS No. 136) Will Impact Plan Audits
Statement on Auditing Standards No. 136 prescribes certain new performance requirements for an audit of financial statements of employee benefit plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and changes the form and content of the related auditor’s report. Read more.
Impact of the CARES Act on Employer Sponsored Defined Contribution Plans
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, it contains several provisions that impact qualified retirement plans.
Plan Options for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses
The government’s response to COVID-19 has left many facing forced closure or seismic changes to sales and expense forecasts. This new reality has left business owners looking for ways to bolster working capital while reducing fixed and other costs
Options Following Overpayment into a Retirement Plan
The government penalizes employers for not putting enough money into a retirement plan and for putting too much into the plan. If an overpayment occurs and funds need to be withdrawn, the ability to pull them out depends on if the excess is employee or employer money.
Is Your 401(k) Plan Document Out of Date?
If your 401(k) plan document was created before 2014, chances are the document is outdated. The IRS allows you to “tack-on” amendments to your existing document but may decide it is time to restate your entire plan document whether you think it needs it or not.
Causes and Resolutions for a Top-Heavy Company Retirement Plan
As an abridged explanation, a company retirement plan is considered top-heavy when plan assets at the end of the previous plan year were more than 60 percent owned by the “key employees”. Learn how to deal with the causes and challenges.
Company Retirement Plans Made Easier
Company retirement plans receive special tax treatment, so the IRS has restrictions on when money can be withdrawn from a 401k account in order to prevent people from using it as a regular bank account. Here are four optional ways to withdraw money from a retirement plan if the provisions are included in the plan document.
Benefits of Participant Directed Retirement Plans
Question: Do I have to allow my employees the option to choose their own 401(k) investments? I worry they won’t know how to make good investment choices.
Do 401(k) Deposit Classifications Really Matter?
Question: Our payroll person remitted our employee retirement plan “safe harbor” money into the profit sharing accounts of participants. Does it really matter or can we […]
Which Is Better – Pre-Tax 401(K) or After-Tax Roth Contributions?
Question: My retirement plan allows me to choose between pre-tax 401(k) contributions or after-tax Roth contributions. Which is better? Answer: Your pre-tax 401(k) withholding is saved in […]