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Introduction What is a forfeiture? What isn’t a forfeiture? When do forfeitures occur?     When is a distribution "complete"?     What is a one-year break in service? How are forfeitures used? Can forfeitures be reinstated? When must forfeitures be used? What can I do to get this right? Sooner or later, almost all 401(k) plans...
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Introduction Minimum Age and Service Requirements Entry Date Effect of a Short Service Requirement Excluding Classes of Employees Excluding Part-Time Employees with a Fail Safe Provision Service Requirements for Employer Contributions Impact on ADP and ACP Tests Making Excluded Participants Whole Conclusion More and more businesses are hiring part-time, seasonal or temporary employees (collectively referred...
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Introduction Overview Pre-Participation Compensation Bonuses, Commissions and Overtime Taxable Fringe Benefits Reimbursements and Allowances Post-Severance Compensation Self-Employed Individuals Employees vs. Independent Contractors Conclusion IRS and Social Security Annual Limits When it comes to operating your retirement plan, determining the compensation that should be used for each participant can be really confusing. It seems like it...
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Introduction Who or What is a Fiduciary? Fiduciary Duties Consequences of a Fiduciary Breach Steps to Limit Liability    Documenting Decision-Making Process    Monitoring Plan Expenses    Letting Participants Direct Their Accounts    Avoiding Prohibited Transactions    Bonding and Insurance Administrative Responsibilities    Timely Deposit of Employee Contributions    Reporting and Disclosure Requirements Conclusion Many...
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Introduction Lease or Purchase    Defined Benefit (DB) Plan    Defined Contribution (DC) Plan The Car Lot Compact or Full Size? One-Car Garage Eligibility Employee Deferrals Matching Contributions Profit Sharing Contributions Vesting Loans and In-Service Withdrawals Plan Documents Annual Compliance Testing Government Reporting Conclusion Excuse me, can you tell me what kind of car is...
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