401(k) deferrals: Don’t exceed the limit!

Excess deferrals occur when a 401(k) participant defers a greater amount than the annual IRS limit permits. The annual deferral limit was $22,500 for 2023 and $23,000 for 2024. For participants 50 years old and older, an additional $7,500 can be deferred. When this...

Does My Plan Need an Audit?

The main determining factor in whether your plan needs an audit performed by an independent qualified public accountant is the participant count. An audit will be required if the beginning of year participant count is more than 100. For the plan year that began in...

Components of Defined Contribution Plan Compliance Testing

Plans must be tested each year to ensure that they are compliant with the laws governing retirement plans. To understand the testing performed for your plan, it may be helpful to review some of the terms that are commonly used. First, let’s examine how your plan’s...

News Alert: Grace Period Extended for EFAST2 Login Credentials

If you electronically sign your Form 5500 through the ERISA Filing Acceptance System (EFAST2) and haven’t yet obtained new credentials from www.login.gov, you will need to do so by December 31, 2023. This date extends the original September 1 deadline. The new...