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 If an overpayment occurs and funds need to be withdrawn, the ability to pull them out depends on if the excess is employee or employer money.

2020-02-10T15:46:22-05:00April 4, 2019|Categories: Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement|Tags: , |

Is Your 401(k) Plan Document Out of Date?

If your 401(k) plan document was created before 2014, chances are the document is outdated.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.

2020-02-10T15:47:27-05:00February 25, 2019|Categories: Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement|Tags: , |

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.

2020-01-28T15:20:59-05:00November 20, 2018|Categories: Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement|Tags: , |

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Company retirement plans receive special tax treatment, so the IRS has restrictions on when money can be withdrawn from a 401k account in order to prevent people from using it as a regular bank account.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.

2020-01-28T15:27:10-05:00October 29, 2018|Categories: Employee Benefit Plans, Retirement|Tags: , |

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 [...]