Does Furlough Constitute a Separation from Service Under IRC 409A

Does Furlough Constitute a Separation from Service Under IRC 409A

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought operational challenges and financial strain to businesses in every sector. While some organizations have terminated employees, other businesses have been able to furlough some of, or all, their workforce instead. How the employer handles the furlough is important for many reasons, including how the guidelines of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A (IRC 409A) impact decisions made by both employer and employee.

Compliance Calendar for Retirement Plans

March Compliance Calendar for Retirement Plans and Other Benefit Plans

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Here is a checklist of 2020 compliance deadlines, covering retirement plans along with other health and welfare benefit plans. Thank you IslerDare PC for providing this information. Here are key March Deadlines for 2020: Date Action By March 1: File DOL1 Form M-1 for MEWA2s By March 2: Provide 2019 ACA3 information reporting returns (Forms 1095-B and 1095-C) to individuals By March 15: …

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Unpacking Proposed Regulations by IRS and the Treasury Department on Changes to Section 162(m)

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Winston & Strawn Partner Michael Melbinger continues his analysis of the proposed regulations that have been issues by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department on changes to Tax Code Section 162(m). The following article first appeared on the  Executive Compensation Blog on January 13, 2020, and is republished here with the author’s permission. #executivecomp #fulcrumpartners #IRS #162m

NQDC Plan Compliance with ERISA

For an NQDC Plan, Being Subject to ERISA May Be A Good Thing

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This Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision involving a nonqualified deferred compensation plan (NQDC) shows why it can be important for a nonqual plan to comply with Internal Revenue Code Section 409A compliance and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) claims procedures. Fulcrum Partners shares these important insights from attorneys Greg Daugherty and Dave Tumen of Porter Wright, first …

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IRS Updates Determination Letter Program and Revises Correction Procedures Under EPCRS

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Isler Dare Employee Benefits Update Re: IRS Updates Determination Letter Program and Revises Correction Procedures Under Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) This employee benefits update (first published May 2019)  is provided courtesy of Isler Dare PC (www.islerdare.com) and was written by Andrea I. O’Brien, Vi D. Nguyen, Jeanne Floyd, and Ashley F. Hedge. Recent Legal Developments for Employee Benefit …

Make a Mistake on Your Estimated Taxes? You’ll Get a Little Grace from the IRS This Year

Make a Mistake on Your Estimated Taxes? You’ll Get a Little Grace from the IRS This Year

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With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 overhauling many aspects of personal income tax, this year’s filing is sure to be challenged by plenty of tax payer confusion. On January 16, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it would be waiving the estimated tax penalty for many taxpayers whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated …

IRS Announces Increases to Contribution Limits for Retirement Savings Accounts

IRS Announces Increases to Contribution Limits for Retirement Savings Accounts

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On November 1, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced contribution limit increases for various retirement savings plans, including 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the government’s Thrift Savings Plan. A detailed assessment of the changes, as published by the IRS, appears below the chart. The IRS has announced the 2019 Retirement Savings Plan Limits as follows:         Plan Limits 2018 …

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IRS Issues Guidance on 162(m) Grandfathering Rules

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Following up on the release, last week, (August 21, 2018) of Guidance on Section 162(m) of the Federal Tax Code, we are sharing the initial reactions of Attorney Mike Melbinger, Partner in the Chicago offices of Winston & Strawn, LLP. Below are excerpts from two of Mike’s posts about this timely topic, previously published in the Executive Compensation Blog, and …