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The case of the successful private practice and the disappearing taxes Plan Sponsor Scenario A small, successful doctor’s office, was comprised of a husband and wife and a few part-time college students. The owners were paying $250,000 in quarterly taxes to the IRS, as directed by their CPA. Unfortunately, the owners (in their late 50s/early...
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A great third-party administrator (TPA) truly helps employers meet their goals – selecting the best plan design for their business, maximizing savings, minimizing taxes and liability, and more. Not all TPAs are the same; some stand in exemplary light.  Increasingly complex regulations, escalating cybersecurity risks, and rising penalties for non-compliance provide ample reasoning to thoroughly...
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What is a cash balance plan and what are the benefits? Cash balance plans help business owners fund and deduct very large employer contributions. These plans allow employers to contribute significantly more than they can with a typical 401(k) plan. They are also a great way to reduce the company tax burden. Cash balance plans...
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The SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act was signed into law in December 2019, bringing about several important changes to retirement plans. We’ll cover some of the biggest opportunities for advisors and business owners created by this legislation in the post below. Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Face the Opportunity While the SECURE Act is fairly...
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The case of the solo 401(k) and the missing 5500s Plan Sponsor Scenario A business owner looking to set up a solo 401(k) plan went directly to a retirement plan provider without engaging an experienced financial advisor or a third party administrator (TPA). The individual wasn’t informed that they were supposed to file a Form...
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