June 30 2014

Is your inherited IRA the same as a traditional IRA?

Who would have thought that inherited IRAs are not retirement funds? However, this is the case when it comes to bankruptcy proceedings. According to the U.S. Supreme Court, inherited IRAs are not exempt by U.S. Bankruptcy Code as retirement funds. Th...

June 11 2014

A Surprising Fact About Your 401(k) Plan and Beneficiary Designation

Many plan participants do not know their 401(k) plan beneficiary designation supersedes a will or trust. Consider a beneficiary designation a legally binding document without an expiration date.

May 23 2014

Thank you, IRS! Pilot program for late Form 5500-EZs announced

The IRS has released Rev. Proc. 2014-32 which establishes a temporary one-year pilot program for penalty relief for late filing of Form 5500-EZ.

April 08 2014

It's Not Nice to Keep a Secret

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal touted the virtues of defined benefit pension plans for self-employed individuals and small business owners in general. Defined contribution plans such as 401(k)s are sufficient for an owner looking to put ...

March 25 2014

PPA Restatement for most IRS 401(a) Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plans

In 2014, the IRS is expected to issue approval for the pre-approved 401(a) and 401(k) plan documents that have been updated to comply with tax law changes since the previous restatement mandated by the IRS.