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March 26, 2018

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pmacduff created a topic in Cross-Tested Plans

Cross Tested Top Heavy Rehire

I have a rehired participant, no BIS, worked ~ 825 hours in 2017, top heavy cross tested safe harbor match plan. She did not contribute so no safe harbor match but receives a top heavy allocation. Participants who receive a nonelective contribution must then be bumped up to the gateway. The owner's profit share percentage is 9.33%, which means the staff group can get 3.11% and gateway test passes. However I have to increase the staff contribution in order to pass other nondiscriminatino testing. Eligible staff is getting approx. 5.5% for profit share. Can the rehired participant receive 0.11% in addition to her top heavy or is she required to receive 2.0% to get her to 5%?
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BG5150 created a topic in Distributions and Loans, Other than QDROs

402(g) Excess Not Subject to Withholding?

Looking over a Return of Excess form from a large record keeper. In the tax withholding section it says (paraphrasing): If the distribution is on account of 415, ADP or ACP, then 10% withholding will apply unless otherwise indicated below. Then it goes on to say: "Excess deferrals (402(g)) are not subject to withholding." (emphasis mine). Is that right?
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Bumppo23 created a topic in Defined Benefit Plans, Including Cash Balance

Defined Benefit Plans Modifying Accrual Formula

When a defined benefit plan modifies the benefit accrual formula, how must the defined benefit plan attend to the service credits accrued during the interregnum preceding the effective date of the effectuating amendment? Must the plan still continue to accrue benefits associated with said service credits per the prior formula if said prior formula serves as more advantageous to the the participant?
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cbassociate2017 created a topic in Nonqualified Deferred Compensation

Stock Options: Adding Payment Event to Short Term Deferral with Change in Control as Trigger

I'm working with a stock option that is currently a short term deferral because the option only vests upon a CIC. The client now wants to add termination of employment (except for cause) as a payment event. I am pretty sure the subsequent deferral election rules apply here, but the result seems impractical when using the possible CIC as the original payment date. I also see a problem with the prohibition against acceleration of payment, because of course, an employee could terminate before the CIC date. Thoughts?
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coleboy created a topic in 401(k) Plans

Counting LLC Partner's Draw in Determining Matching Contribution

One of an LLC Partnership's partners takes a draw each pay period from which 401k deferrals are taken but no match is done. It's now year-end. Is the match determined using the total draw income, or will it be calculated based on her K-1 earnings?
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coleboy created a topic in 401(k) Plans

W-2 Definition of 'Compensation': Include Shareholder Health Insurance? Auto Reimbursement?

Our document uses W-2 income. Working within a payroll company, we get to see all the bits and pieces of compensation. Should shareholders health insurance(SHI) and auto reimbursement be included in the W-2 income for compensation purposes?
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