Independent Actuaries Blog Author: Steve Diess
IRS Announces Retirement Plan Limits for 2023
The IRS has announced the new retirement plan limits for 2023. As expected, limits increased by larger amounts than we’ve seen in more than a decade, reflecting the high CPI rates in 2022. Highlights include: The compensation limit used in … Continue reading
A Second Bite at the Apple
Last December was a bit quieter than usual at IAI, and it wasn’t just due to the fact that almost all of us were working from home. We’re usually really busy with getting new retirement plan documents in place for … Continue reading
PPP Loans and Retirement Contributions
The hugely popular Payroll Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to small businesses that are ultimately forgivable if the funds are used to cover payroll costs and other specified expenses within the eight weeks following receipt of funds, so long as … Continue reading
DB Plans – Close vs. Freeze vs. Termination
In a recent blog we discussed concerns that defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors may have in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. One of those concerns regards near-term contribution requirements that may be overly burdensome when coupled with severely reduced … Continue reading
Hold Off Taking that RMD!
Participants in retirement plans are generally required to take Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) beginning with the year in which they turn age 70½ (if that year was before 2020), or the year in which they turn age 72 (if that … Continue reading
You Get What You Pay For
We are not alone at IAI in having competitors who undercut us in price; it comes with being a part of a well-functioning democracy. One particular challenge we face, though, is a general misunderstanding of what it is we do, … Continue reading
Defined Benefit Plans Can Get Sick, Too
As has been well-publicized, the Coronavirus (along with other factors) has resulted in a steep financial market plunge this week. As of the day I’m writing this, the S&P 500 is down nearly 24% since the beginning of 2020, with … Continue reading
Congress Passes Retirement Legislation
Yesterday (December 19), Congress passed a spending bill containing sweeping retirement plan legislation, designed to allow and encourage Americans to save more. The portion of the legislation pertaining to retirement is called the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement … Continue reading
Josh Harris, Enrolled Actuary!
As a business owner, one of my greatest pleasures is watching as our younger consultants grow in their careers. As such, I’m very pleased to announce our newest Enrolled Actuary, Josh Harris! Although Josh had previously acquired his Associate of … Continue reading
What’s on Your Christmas List?
Ah, December! Logs are crackling in the fireplace, hot chocolate’s on the stove, and our printers are churning out plan documents. Truly the most wonderful time of the year! Remember that a tax-qualified plan document needs to be prepared and … Continue reading