The IRS’ posting earlier this week of new question-and-answer (Q&A) guidance on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, was welcomed by those who administer retirement savings arrangements. The guidance provides some additional details on the IRA and retirement plan relief provided by the CARES Act. The CARES...Read More
Following passage by an overwhelming margin in the U.S. House of Representatives, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection and Healthcare Enhancement Act, infusing $320 billion in additional funding into the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on Friday, April 24. PPP is a lending program created to help small employers retain employees...Read More
The House of Representatives passed Friday, March 27—by an expedited procedure—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed by the Senate late on Wednesday, March 25. Friday afternoon, President Trump signed the legislation into law. The CARES Act has many elements intended to aid businesses and workers, and to assist the...Read More
At Goldleaf Partners, we consider the safety and well-being of our clients and associates to be paramount. Our service and leadership teams have been closely monitoring the global spread of COVID-19 and have been making proactive adjustments to our operations in order to ensure the continued service and expertise you count on. In order to...Read More
SECURE Act: A Summary of the New Legislation For the past three years, Congress has attempted to pass major retirement reform legislation. It has finally succeeded with the year-end passage of two spending packages meant to avert a government shutdown. One of the packages, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (FCAA), includes multiple bills—including the...Read More
When the IRS performs an audit, they find the answers to these questions for many businesses are “NO”. By simply letting Goldleaf Partners handle retirement and payroll plans, clients can rest easy knowing their answers are “YES”.
Is the plan definition of compensation for all deferrals and allocations used correctly?
Were employer matching contributions made to appropriate employees under the plan terms?
Were all eligible employees identified and given the opportunity to make an elective deferral?
Do participant loans meet the plan document and IRC Section 72(p) requirements?
Are elective deferrals limited to the IRC Section 402(g) limits for the calendar year?
Were employee elective deferrals deposited in a timely manner?