Posts Tagged ‘employee benefit plans’

2014 Retirement Plan Limit Increases Announced

The IRS announced yesterday the new limits for 2014. The most important changes applicable to retirement plans are outlined below. The §415(c)(1)(A) limit on total contributions to a defined contribution plan was increased from $51,000 to $52,000. The §415(b)(1)(A) limitation on the annual benefit under a defined benefit pension plan increased from $205,000 to $210,000. […]

DOL Extends 404(a)(5) Participant Fee Disclosure Deadline

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued Field Assistance Bulletin (“FAB”) 2013-02 on July 22, 2013, extending the deadline for plan sponsors to make their second round of required 404(a)(5) participant fees disclosures.  The 404(a)(5) regulations, effective in 2012, required plan sponsors to provide certain fee disclosure information to participants by August 30, 2012.  The regulations […]

In-Plan ROTH conversions

As a result of the dreaded fiscal cliff negotiations, on January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  One of the provisions of this bill was to expand in-plan Roth conversions.  These new provisions may appeal to individuals who expect their tax rates to increase or to wealthy individuals who want […]

Ann Driscoll Promoted to Principal

We are very pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2012, Ann T. Driscoll, CPA has joined the partnership as Principal.  Ann has been with the firm since 1999.  Prior to joining Caron & Bletzer, Ann served as Finance Manager at Healthsource Preferred, and as Audit Manager at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP).  While […]

2012 Retirement Plan Limits Were Recently Announced

Finally, cost of living adjustment (COLA) figures have moved enough to cause retirement plan contribution limits to rise after remaining the same for three years in a row.  On October 20, 2011, the IRS announced the new limits for 2012.  The elective deferral (employee contribution) limit increases from $16,500 to $17,000 for 401(k), 403(b) and […]