When Does a Participant Loan Become a Deemed Distribution?
The Auditors Are Coming – Are You Ready?
For plans that offer loans, there is oftentimes confusion around when a participant loan will default, and even more so around when that loan would be considered a distribution for tax-reporting purposes. A recent IRS Issue Snapshot affirms that a participant loan is a legally enforceable agreement and terms of the loan agreement must comply Read More →
Retirement Income Participant Interest Surveys: A Contrarian View
No one wants to be caught flat-footed when the auditors come calling. And with a new standard issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), both the auditors and plan sponsors will be subject to new responsibilities. The AICPA’s Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 136, Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Read More →
Retirement income products can serve an important purpose as a participant investment option for retirement plans. Surveys gauging participant interest in these options may be open to interpretation, especially when the survey is conducted by a retirement income vendor. A survey conducted by the well-known and respected JP Morgan gauged participant interest for a retirement Read More →