Divorce and the nonqualified deferred compensation plan (NQDC) can be an issue that is challenging to navigate. Obviously, the plan participant who is in the thick of it is dealing with demands on time, money, and emotions. But the plan sponsor can also have a role that calls for much more than nodding their heads sympathetically and saying, “That must be very difficult for you.”
How the SECURE Act May Impact Retirement Distribution Elections. A PDF Report from Fulcrum Partners
NQDC Webinar Preview tomorrow, October 27, 2020. Enrolling in a Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan. 11:00 AM Pacific Time/ 2 PM Eastern Time
On Tuesday October 27, Fulcrum Partners will host an informative Nonqualified Deferred Compensation NQDC Plan Enrollment Checklist Webinar. Register here today.
Thanks Attorney Mike Melbinger for providing us this update on the new Form 1099-NEC reporting for non-employee compensation, including directors fees, and reporting on the existing Form 1099-MISC for excess golden parachute payments and NQDC amounts that fail to satisfy IRS Code 409A. …And for guidance on 409A-compliant NQDC options, talk to the team at Fulcrum Partners. New IRS Form …
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL — (August 13, 2020) Fulcrum Partners, a leading executive benefits advisory, announces the publication of “Will New 401(k) Compliance Testing Issues Arise Because of COVID-19 Workforce Changes?” The white paper, written by Fulcrum Partners Managing Director and Partner, Steve Broadbent, examines how the COVID-19 pandemic is creating challenges for plan sponsors required to perform specific nondiscrimination tests on the 401(k) plans they offer employees.
A nonqualified deferred compensation plan (NQDC) is an unsecured promise made by an employer to pay compensation to key employees at a prespecified time in the future or upon the occurrence of a predetermined event. An NQDC plan is also one of the most powerful tools available to employers for recruiting, retaining, and rewarding key employees.
The atypical circumstances of recent months have created new situations most organizations have not previously faced. Every employer needs a clear understanding of which workforce reduction circumstances could constitute a “separation of service” and thereby trigger payment of benefits for plan participants covered by a nonqualified deferred compensation agreement (NQDC).
The Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act (CESA) was established to provide loans and loan guarantees for businesses to improve business liquidity resultant from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike the widely publicized Payment Protection Program (PPP), CESA Act loans do not include loan forgiveness. They do include substantial penalties, however, if terms of the loan agreement are breeched.
Internal Revenue Code Section 457 provides tax-advantaged treatment for certain nonqualified deferred compensation plans. Included are both 457 plans and 457(b) plans. The focus of this update is the non-governmental 457(b) Top Hat plan.