Peter Gulia Posted February 20 Report Share Posted February 20 In 2022, a retirement plan’s sponsor asked its recordkeeper to prepare a plan amendment to add, effective January 1, 2023, a business organization the sponsor acquired last summer. Using an IRS-preapproved document’s forms, the recordkeeper sent a restated adoption agreement. In December, the plan sponsor’s chief financial officer signed it. That signature is dated and time-stamped in the recordkeeper’s electronic-signature system. The trouble? The recordkeeper now says the amendment is ineffective because it lacks a signature on behalf of the adopting employer. The CFO who signed for the sponsor also is the CFO of the sponsor’s subsidiary and has power to sign for it. I’m guessing there is, or ought to be, no defect. But I know enough to recognize that I might not know enough about rules or customary processes for using IRS-preapproved documents. What am I missing? Peter Gulia PC Fiduciary Guidance Counsel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 215-732-1552 Peter@FiduciaryGuidanceCounsel.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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