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  1. I can't *imagine* your plan document requires it to be tested for nondiscrimination solely on a benefits basis. Do your rate groups on an allocations basis, and all the rate groups will pass > 70%. And then (except for the random possible exceptions which we as a pension community will remind you of in subsequent comments) you should be good.
  2. It includes plans terminated in the last five years, not currently active ones.
  3. if they hire enough monkeys and buy enough typewriters, sure.....
  4. (and hopefully the plan's document "guarantees gateway" as needed for those with only the SH allocation prescribed)
  5. Nope....controlled group....
  6. Also in play are going to be whether or not the plan document is a standardized type that automatically extends plan coverage to all related group members. Depending on full census demographics, the laundry business might be okay not having to adopt the plan, but that would take far more detailed analysis.
  7. As long as (a) document defines the compensation that way by source, and (b) the compensation definition isn't discriminatory (414(s) testing) Then this should be fine. Maybe a suggestion to make sure the SPD spells that out well enough so people aren't leaving match money on the table for only doing 6% of the base pay, but otherwise folks just need to think it through and maybe sign up for more than 6% so that they still clear 6% of their entire "match compensation" figure.
  8. It does look like you'll have 7 HCEs and 1 NHCE (when she meets eligibility). The NHCE essentially has to end up in everybody's rate group, if you're cross-testing.
  9. Can an -11g amendment only favor HCEs as this would? But anyway, the amendment itself will and should detail which specific employees get to accrue which specific additional benefits, however the fix is going to play out.
  10. Sure, but a plan set up as late as October 15 will have some sort of a problem, since the minimum funding was due September 15.
  11. Yeah, nobody wants to make the participant surrender two weeks' worth of ill-gotten gains! 🤪
  12. True, but even if there were NHCEs, that doesn't meant the other HCEs get 5, they'd still only get 3.
  13. Is this for a 2023 plan year filing where it's not actually late yet?
  14. For a VCP application, you can suggest what you'd like and hope the IRS takes the bait. Why not suggest a 1-to-1 correction based on just the one guy who got missed, and only applying it to the "main test people"? If the IRS says no you're back where you started, but see what they might go for....
  15. Technically, this #2 guy is a statutory exclusion, like let's say the guy termed on 9-15-2024. But the IRS allows for multiple interpretations for plan sponsors to take on how they sort out these people. They'd be okay if you didn't consider them excludable, since the plan's entry date for the person would have passed on 7/1. They also permit the interpretation to say the employee stops being excludable right at the 1-year anniversary date in March. (I've used software that lets you choose the interpretation your sponsor wants.)
  16. Not quite, if the first day of the next plan year comes up sooner, that takes precedence over the 6 months. See 410(a)(4).
  17. Agree with Lou - you might want to try VCP and suggest something where only those with balances (EPCRS does let you restrict it to "only those still actively employed" in self-correction) get the corrective contribution. Can't say whether the "going off-script" might require some juicing of the corrective allocations.
  18. Well the first thing regarding that - The plan documents probably indicate how the THMs are allocated in either, both, or (perhaps likely) just the DC plan. If the DC plan document says all the non-keys get 5%, then they get that regardless if TH could have already been covered. The rate of accrual in the CB plan doesn't matter as much, like how DC plans can sneak by with a lower THM rate if no Key gets to 3%.
  19. If the transfer-to-PEP paperwork mentioned transfer of *all* assets/liabilities of the prior plan, that should sweep up the receivable as well, no?
  20. And you've got the "service for vesting" filled with that smaller number of years, rather than the plain "service" number of years? And it didn't already have the 100% vesting error in the prior plan year's file, so that it would have just rolled that forward? I don't recall if I've seen that kind of thing screwed up before, so I'm at least pondering a "verify absolutely everything in the employee record" approach and hope Relius would do it right if it is just a case of missing a datum spot in the software. Heck, I've messed up stuff myself by entering 2003 for termination dates instead of 2023 already this year.
  21. Bri

    EACA related

    I think there's a 10-employee minimum for the EACA rules.
  22. No, if you rig the W-2s you've literally changed the numbers for the actual test, and those withdrawals would have been operational defects if the amounts would not have been the same refund amounts from a test with the new deferral numbers.
  23. I would think most pension actuaries don't have their fingers as much in the DC pies, simply because most DC admin work typically can be done by someone cheaper to the TPA business owner. Aside from non-discrimination on combos and 404a7 impacts, the actuaries I've worked with never touched any DC plans, and now that I'm doing actuarial work there's a corresponding "DC person" to handle their half.
  24. I believe such "limited participants" do not count - I used to use a report that would count up the number of balances, but then would indicate people who had weird status affecting their inclusion in the 5500 count. Pre-participation rollovers and alternate payees were usually what it would catch, or the occasional ineligible person who got let in too early.
  25. Safe harbor and profit sharing are both nonelective contributions provided by the employer. So they're tested together - you get one but not the other, you nevertheless benefited. So the T<501 exclusion does not apply, basically because the person literally benefited.
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