Dealing with the IRS on Employee Benefit Issues

Participants in the Professional Benefits Trust (“PBT”) may be in danger of having to pay the United States Treasury 50% of their assets in penalties for each year of participation in PBT. The assets of the purported welfare benefit plan were moved off shore and deposited into the Mavin foreign insurance company and into Acadia

Reports required under Foreign Bank Account Reporting or “FBAR” laws and regulations must be submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury on or before June 30, 2011. Individuals with a financial interest in foreign financial accounts (including foreign bank accounts, securities and certain insurance and annuities) or with signatory or other authority over

Effective February 1, 2011, IRS Revenue Procedure 2011-8 has changed the IRS’s user fees for filing for determination letters for tax-qualified retirement plans. The fee changes include those for filing Form 5300, Application for Determination for Employee Benefit Plan, and Form 4461, Application for Approval of Master or Prototype or Volume Submitter Defined Contribution

IRS Notice 2010-6 previously provided guidance concerning how to make payment of nonqualified deferred compensation that is subject to the signing of a release complaint with Section 409A. 

Essentially, it provides that a plan may not allow an employee to delay or accelerate the timing of a payment as a result of the employee’s actions