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Final EPCU Report: Money Purchase Pension Plan Contributions Project
What You Should Know About Retirement Plan Audits
Too Hot to Handle? The Truth About Retirement Plan Audits (PDF)
IRS Publication 1-EP: Understanding the Employee Plans Examination Process, Revised November 2014 (PDF)
Specific Power of Attorney Needed for Firm's Employees to Dispute Tax Issues Under Circular 230 (PDF)
Preparing for -- and Surviving -- a 401(k) Plan Audit (PDF)
Five Ways to Avoid a DOL Audit of Your 401(k) Plan
Top Three Reasons DOL Auditors Come Knocking
What Will the IRS Be Looking into Next?
Use IRS Audit FAQs, Agent Training Manuals to Prepare for Potential Examination (PDF)
Growing Number of DOL Audits Makes Preparation Critical (PDF)
What the EBSA Asks for in a 401(k) Plan Audit: Documentation You Will Need
EBSA to Focus on Conflict-of-Interest Rule, Prohibited Persons, Audits
Get Your Ducks in a Row: 58 Questions from the Department of Labor (PDF)
Rome Was Not Built in a Day: Build Internal Controls One Step at a Time
Checklist for Preparing for Your Employee Benefit Plan Audit
[Guidance Overview] Plan Corrections Take on a Slightly New Look with Revenue Procedure 2013-12 (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Handout for IRS Defined Benefit Plan Update Webinar, September 18, 2014 (PDF)
Text of IRS Request for OMB Approval for Customer Satisfaction Surveys
[Guidance Overview] OIG Recommends EBSA Provide Guidance and Oversight for ERISA Plans Holding Hard-to-Value Alternative Investments (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Treasury Department's Contingency Plan in the Event of a Lapse in Appropriations
DOL to Conduct Audit Quality Study
Upcoming Employee Plans Guidance Phone Forum, October 29, 2013
[Guidance Overview] Slides for August 29 IRS Phone Forum: Tools to Prepare for an Audit (PDF)
DrinkerBiddle ERISA Newsletter for Retirement Plan Service Providers, August 2013 (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Slides for Aug. 8 IRS Phone Forum: The Importance of Good Internal Controls (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Transcript and Recording of IRS Phone Forum: 403(b) Corrections and Examination Trends
Trustee of Defunct New York City Garment Companies' Pension Plans Settles DOL Suit Alleging Misuse of More Than $4.2 Million in Plan Assets
[Guidance Overview] Employee Plan Fix-It Programs and How to Use Them (PDF)
The Regulators Are Coming
U.S. Plan Audit Activity by DOL and IRS is on the Rise
Avoiding Form 5500 Audit Traps
IRS Final Report on 401(k) Compliance Check Questionnaire (PDF)
McCready and Keene Employee Benefits Newsletter, April 30, 2013 (PDF)
PBGC Seeks Involuntary Plan Termination before Plan Sponsor's Proposed Share Sale
408(b)(2): The Never Ending Story, or an Area of Opportunity for Advisors?
[Official Guidance] May 23 IRS Phone Forum to Discuss '403(b) Corrections and Examination Trends'
IRS Makes Employers' Internal Controls a Priority in Employee Plan Audits (PDF)
Retirement Plan Audits for Form 5500 Filings
A List of Form 5500 Audit Triggers for Retirement Plans
[Official Guidance] Handouts from IRS Phone Forum on International Issues Involving Retirement Plans in U.S. Territories, March 21, 2013 (PDF)
ESOPs Feel Heat from Campaign Against Abuses
[Guidance Overview] IRS Relief Available until April 1 for 403(b) Plan Sponsors Under Audit
Recent Changes to the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System
[Guidance Overview] EPCRS Provides Flexibility for Unlisted Failures and Corrections
Enroll in November APA/APR Exams by October 15
Reported Probe Into Stable-Value Fund Could Upend Advisers
401(k) Plans, International Plan Compliance Among 'Hot Issues' for IRS
Retirement Plan Trustees Agree to Correct Improper Plan Loans Totaling More Than $1.7 Million
[Guidance Overview] Another Question is Answered in the Who's the Employer Q&A Column
[Official Guidance] IRS Employee Plans News, June 8, 2012 Edition (PDF)
Government Agency Auditors: Not the 'Dark Side' After All
IRS Page on Correcting Plan Errors: VCP Submission Kits for Pre-Approved Plans
[Official Guidance] Did Your DB Plan Miss the April 30, 2012 EGTRRA Amendment Deadline? IRS Web Site Describes Correction Needed
DOL Ramps Up 401(k) Plan Provider Examinations
[Official Guidance] Using the IRS' Voluntary Correction Program to Correct Errors Discovered During a Determination Letter Application
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