Posts tagged Internal Revenue Code.

On January 22, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 195 (hereinafter referred to as the "2018 Budget Deal") which ended the federal government shutdown and funds the federal government through February 8, 2018. In addition, the 2018 Budget Deal included a six-year funding extension to the Children's Health Insurance Program. The 2018 Budget Deal also contains a two year delay to the effective dates of the "Cadillac Tax", the medical device excise tax, and an annual fee on health insurance providers. This blog will review the two year delays to the above-referenced taxes and ...

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A recent Tax Court decision suggests that employers may want to review their 401(k) plan loan programs and payroll practices. In Louelia Salomon Frias and Mervyngil Salomon v. Commissioner, TC Memo 2017-139 (July 11, 2017), the Tax Court held that an employee on maternity leave: (1) defaulted on her 401(k) plan loan; (2) failed to cure the default within the applicable cure period; and (3) as a result, there was a "deemed distribution" of the outstanding balance of the loan plus accrued interest which was taxable to the employee.

As described below, the loan default language in the ...

When contemplating marriage and estate planning, frequently, individuals will enter into prenuptial (premarital) agreements to address their rights and obligations during the marriage and in the event of a divorce or death. A prenuptial agreement is a very useful tool to create a clear understanding and avoid future conflicts in either the event of divorce or death. The requirements for the enforcement of a prenuptial agreement vary from state to state, and the rules governing the rights and obligations between spouses during marriage and at death are state specific. However, in ...

A qualified retirement plan (hereinafter a "Plan") must satisfy the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code ("IRC") in form and in operation. In other words, the documents establishing and governing the Plan must satisfy the IRC requirements and the Plan must be operated in a manner that complies with the IRC requirements. Many plan sponsors confirm a Plan's compliance with the form requirements by obtaining a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") through the IRS Determination Letter Program.

Based on the form of the documents used to establish the Plan ...

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