Question #30 06/4/98 Recommended Posts What is the excess contribution amount to be refunded to Participant D to satisfy the ADP test for 12/31/97?

Max ADP which allows to pass test is 3.7

Part, Deferrals, Comp

A, 4500, 150000

B, 7000, 140000

C, 3000, 100000

D, 6300, 90000

Share on other sites The easiest way to solve this is to determine the ADRs first (contrib/comp) for each employee.

A. .03

B. .05

C. .03

D. .07

Employee B and D need to be reduced. First reduce D to B's ADR of .05. The total ADR is .16 - divide by 4 and you still are not passing .16/4 = .04.

B and D need to be reduced below .05 but not as far as A or C. Since you know it will pass with an ADP of 3.7, determine the total ADRs for the group by multiplying 3.7% by 4 = 14.8% or .148. This is the maximum that the four employees can add up to.

If you subtract .148 from .16 (the total of the ADRs after reducing D to .05) the difference is .012. The total ADRs need to be reduced by this amount. Since B and D need to be reduced equally, divide .012 in half - .006. Reduce B .05 and D .05 by .006 which equals .044.

A. .03

B. .044

C. .03

D. .044

Total is .148/4 = .037 or 3.7%

Calculate the total to be refunded:

B - 7,000 - (.044 X 140,000) = 840

D - 6,300 - (.044 x 90,000) = 2340

Total 3180

Refund to HCE with the highest deferrals first:

B - 7,000 reduced to next highest HCE which is D - reduce to 6,300

Total refunds - 3180

Less B's refund - 700

Remaining - 2480

Reduce B and D equally until next HCE deferral amount is reached or total refunds are depleted:

B - 1240

D - 1240