On April 26, 2021, the American Retirement Association and 6 other organizations wrote to the Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service to ask for improvements to the early release drafts of IRS Forms W-4P and W-4R for the 2022 tax year. (more…)
On October 1, 2020, the American Retirement Association and 16 other organizations wrote to the Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service to request the temporary relief from the physical presence requirement for spousal consent in Notice 2020-42 be made permanent or at minimum be extended for an additional year. (more…)
COVID-19 Defined Contribution Plan Funding Relief Legislative Proposal The American Retirement Association strongly supports federal legislation to provide immediate defined contribution or 401(k) plan funding relief. Small businesses face significant cash flow problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are considering 401(k) plan termination to decrease payroll costs. A recent American Retirement Association analysis...
The American Retirement Association and Investment Company Institute wrote to the Department of Treasury regarding the in-kind distribution of custodial accounts upon termination of a 403(b) plan to request guidance that properly implements Section 110 of the SECURE Act. (more…)
COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiatives In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Retirement Association has been actively engaged with Capitol Hill and the appropriate Regulatory Agencies to ask for various forms of retirement plan relief for small businesses. The Department of Labor, Department of Treasury, and the Internal Revenue Service have broad authority over retirement...
The American Retirement Association wrote to the Department of Treasury to follow up on the request for tax filing and other relief due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to highlight additional requests for relief. (more…)
The American Retirement Association wrote to the Departments of Labor and Treasury to request tax filing and other relief due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including extensions of Form 5500 deadlines, extensions of the defined benefit restatement deadline, and reasonable relief from participant notices. (more…)
The American Retirement Association wrote to the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service to request guidance on certain issues related to the enactment of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. (more…)
The American Retirement Association wrote to the Internal Revenue Service to comment on the Department of Treasury’s and Internal Revenue Service’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding updated life expectancy and distribution period tables used for purposes of determining required minimum distributions. In the letter the American Retirement Association recommends that IRS and Treasury first issue...
The Plan Sponsor Council of America, part of the American Retirement Association, wrote to the Department of Treasury to request additional guidance from the Department regarding student loan repayment programs being an additional design option for qualified retirement plans. (more…)