Hardship Withdrawal 403b Retirement Plans

Important Changes in the Rules for Hardship Withdrawals from 403(b) Retirement Plans

Fulcrum Partners. Deferred Compensation News

Effective January 1, 2019, the rules for hardship withdrawals from many types of retirement plans changed. The changes, which come as a result of revisions to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and, more specifically, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, generally make it easier for plan participants to withdraw funds from their 401(k) or 403(b) plans, in …

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Has Your Company Been Part of a Merger or Acquisition On or After January 1, 2018?

Fulcrum Partners. Deferred Compensation News

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) modified the Transfer of Value rules pertaining to Corporate Owned Life Insurance (COLI), Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI), Credit Union Owned Life Insurance (CUOLI), and other types of Employer Owned Life Insurances. If your company (or your client’s company) was involved in an acquisition on or after January 1, 2018, you …


The Role of Compensation Committees in Mitigating Potential Risks of Subject Performance Goals

Fulcrum Partners. Executive Benefits News

The Deferred Compensation News is pleased to publish the following post, written by Michael S. Melbinger, Winston Strawn LLP, previously published by the Executive Compensation Blog. Subjective Performance Goals After Elimination of the Performance-Based Compensation Exception The performance-based compensation exception to Code Sec. 162(m)’s $1 million cap on deductible compensation was eliminated by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of …

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Guidance on Tax Code Section 162(m) Issued by IRS

Fulcrum Partners. Executive Benefits News

The IRS has issued guidance on Section 162(m) of the Federal Tax Code as amended by P.L. 115-97, the law generally known as the, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” You can read the notice, which was published August 21, 2018, in entirety, here: Notice 2018-68. The information released this week primarily focuses on the amended rules for identifying covered employees …

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The New Tax Law: Why it might make deferred comp programs even more attractive

Fulcrum Partners. Executive Benefits News

The following article, written by Jeff Roberts, Manager, ADP Executive Deferred Compensation, was published by PlanAdviser and reprinted here with permission from the author. FOR A WHILE LAST YEAR, the tax bill moving through Congress included changes that would have made it hard to continue offering nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans to highly paid executives. By the time the Tax …

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Financial, Tax and Benefits Strategies: Why the Team-Driven Approach Is the Best Hedge Against Tax Reform Uncertainties

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You and your employees or coworkers are not the only ones concerned about federal tax code revisions. Since last December’s passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, uncertainties seem to be front and center in nearly every taxpayer’s thoughts. An April 18, 2018, CNBC.com article cited a recent Gallup poll on tax reform and concluded simply: “The majority of …

Fulcrum Partners and BDO Report on IRC Section 162(m) Impact on Executive Compensation

Fulcrum Partners. Fulcrum Partners Media Releases, Executive Benefits News

Click to view full report: Rethinking Executive Compensation While Awaiting Section 162(m) Guidance. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL — (March 14, 2018) As individuals and organizations across the U.S. assess the impact of the federal government Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that went into effect on January 1, 2018, some are reaping the benefit of tax reductions, while other …

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Tax Reform and the Challenge for Nonprofit Hospitals and Other Organizations

Fulcrum Partners. Executive Benefits News, Fulcrum Partners News

When it comes to tax reform, there’s always more than one side to the story. Dozens of American corporations are making headlines, sharing the wealth created when the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act left them with unexpected windfalls. Some organizations are distributing one-time bonuses to their employees, and other companies are using the tax reduction as an opportunity to increase …