NQDC Plans and Employer Liability in Cases of Adverse Tax Consequence

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McCarter & English, LLP, has authored an insightful look at employer responsibility in administering Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans (NQDC Plans), and the potential liability a company has when Plan participants face adverse tax consequences because of the company’s actions (or failure to take action). We’ve included below the full text of their article that discusses rulings by a federal district court in the case of Davidson …

Electronic DOL Filing for Top Hat Plans to Be Mandatory

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Nonqualified deferred compensation “top hat” plans do not require annual Form 5500s. Instead, the Department of Labor requires a Top Hat plan disclosure letter whenever a new plan is implemented. Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans enable executives and other high-income earners to defer income beyond the limits of qualified 401(k) plans. These plans garner more attention any time there are tax …

IRS Announces 2015 Retirement Plan Limits

IRS Announces Retirement Plan Limits for 2015

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Fulcrum Partners LLC, shares this update just released by the IRS regarding the changes for 2015 in the social security taxable wage base, qualified compensation limits, and other aspects of U.S. retirement plan limitations.  The full update appears below.   IRS Announces 2015 Retirement Plan Limits Ponte Vedra Beach, FL — (October 23, 2014) —  The IRS announced today the cost …

409A audits underway as IRS launches audit initiative aimed at compliance with rules for nonqualified deferred compensation plans under Code section 409A.

Series of Limited Scope 409A Audits Underway, from Groom Law Group

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Series of Limited Scope 409A Audits Underway Released May 6, 2014, by Groom Law Group is the following update on 409A audits being launched by the IRS. “The IRS has launched an audit initiative aimed at compliance with the rules for nonqualified deferred compensation plans under Code section 409A. A series of audits of a “limited scope” are underway. The IRS will …