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Recently Held Phone Forums

An Overview of the 2013 Cumulative List of Changes in Plan Qualification- March 13, 2014 - Discussed the list of changes plan sponsors and practitioners must make to a plan before submitting determination letter applications beginning February 1, 2014 (Notice 2013-84). 
Handouts: An Overview of the 2013 Cumulative List of Changes in Plan Qualification presentation and Notice 2013-84

Upcoming Employee Plans Guidance Phone Forum - February 26, 2014 (scheduled previously for October 29, 2013) - Reviewed retirement benefit items on the 2013-2014 Priority Guidance Plan released on August 9 and other projects in EP Technical Guidance.
Handout: Employee Plans Technical Guidance

Ethical Standards of Employee Benefits Practice – What to Ask and Say to Clients, and What to Tell the IRS - January 29, 2014 (rebroadcast February 6, 2014) - Discussed an employee benefits practitioner’s ethical standards of conduct under Circular 230 for communications with clients and the IRS. 
Handout: Ethical Standards for Employee Benefits Practitioners

The Employee Plans Team Audit Program - November 21, 2013 -(transcript) - Discussed EPTA, our large case audit program. 
Handout: The Employee Plans Team Audit Program Presentation

How to prepare for an IRS Employee Plans Audit - August 29, 2013 - Two Sessions - Discussed latest information about the Employee Plans Examinations process.
Handout: Tools to Prepare for an Audit presentation

The Importance of Good Internal Controls - August 8, 2013 - (transcript) - Discussed how effective internal controls are essential to preventing costly mistakes that could jeopardize a retirement plan’s tax-favored status.
Handout: The Importance of Good Internal Controls presentation

EPCRS: Correcting 401(k) Plan Mistakes – Two Sessions - July 25, 2013 - (transcript) - Discussed correcting common 401(k) plan mistakes under EPCRS Revenue Procedure 2013-12, and how to find, fix and avoid them.
Handout: EPCRS: Correcting 401(k) Plan Mistakes presentation

What You Need to Know about the 403(b) Pre-Approved Plan Program - June 25, 2013 - (audio) - Discussed the upcoming 403(b) Pre-Approved Plan Program outlined in Revenue Procedure 2013-22.
Handout: 403(b) Pre-Approved Plan Program Presentation

403(b) Corrections and Examination Trends - May 23, 2013 - (audio) Discussed Revenue Procedure 2013-12 including guidance on correcting 403(b) plan failures and updates to the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System.
Handout: 403(b) Plan Correction Issues Presentation

What You Need to Know About the IRS Final 401(k) Questionnaire Report and Next Steps - May 13, 2013 - Discussed significant findings and next steps (including outreach, guidance and compliance projects) and a new self-audit tool to help 401(k) plan sponsors avoid costly mistakes. 
Handout: Final 401(k) Questionnaire Report Presentation (Updated)

Defined Benefit Plan Update - April 23, 2013 - (transcript) - Discussed recent developments affecting defined benefit plans.
Handout: Defined Benefit Plan Update Presentation

International Issues Involving Retirement Plans in U.S. Territories  - March 21, 2013 - Discussed audit results and recurring issues of retirement plans in U.S. Territories, and Employee Plans’ 2013 fiscal year strategies and operating priorities.
Handout: International Issues Involving Retirement Plans in U.S. Territories Presentation

Overview of the 2012 Cumulative List of Plan Qualification Changes - February 28, 2013 - (audio) - Discussed the list of plan changes to by plan sponsors and practitioners submitting determination letter applications during the period beginning February 1, 2013 (Notice 2012-76).
Handout: Overview of the 2012 Cumulative List of Plan Qualification Changes Presentation

Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System Changes - February 21, 2013 - Session #1 & 2 - (audio) - Discussed Revenue Procedure 2013-12 and the various changes to the IRS correction programs.
Handout: EPCRS Changes Presentation

Ethical Standards for and Accountability of Practitioners Offering Tax Advice Relating to Employee Benefit Plans - February 13, 2013 (audio) - Discussed professional standards of conduct applicable to, and the accountability of, individuals that provide tax advice relating to employee benefit plans.  
Handout: Ethical Standards Presentation

Retirement plans can make loans, hardship distributions to Sandy victims - December 11, 2012 (audio)- Discussed Announcement 2012-44 and the options available to employees their families and plan sponsors.
Handout: Hurricane Sandy Relief Presentation

MAP-21: Changes to Segment Rates - September 27, 2012 - (audio) - Discussed the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and recently released related guidance.
Handout: MAP-21 Presentation

EPCRS: Correction of 401(k) Plan Mistakes (September 7, 2012) - (audio) - How to correct common mistakes in 401(k) plans.
Handouts: Correction Methods for 401(k) Failures Presentation

Lifetime Annuity Guidance (August 28, 2012) (Audio and Transcript) - Guidance designed to encourage lifetime annuity options for retirees. The presentation included Revenue Ruling 2012-3, Revenue Ruling 2012-4, and proposed regulations under sections 401(a)(9) and 417(e)(3) of the Code.
Handout: Lifetime Annuity Guidance Presentation

Operating Under the Written Plan Requirements and Common Issues Identified in 403(b) Plans (June 12, 2012) (transcript)- Frequent questions pertaining to the 403(b) written plan requirements and how the IRS is approaching the written plan requirement under audit.
Handouts: Operating Under the Written Plan Requirements and Common Issues Identified in 403(b) Plans Presentation

Governmental Plan Proposed Guidance (May 15, 2012) (transcript) - Proposed drafts of the general guidance on possible standards for determining if a retirement plan is a governmental plan under IRC section 414(d).

Indian Tribal Government Retirement Plans (April 24, 2012) - Possible standards for determining whether a plan of an Indian Tribal Government is a governmental plan within the meaning of section 414(d) of the Code.

EP Determination Letter Program Update (March 30, 2012) (transcript) - Important changes to the Employee Plans determination letter program.
Handout: EP Determination Letter Program Update Presentation

401(k) Questionnaire Interim Report IRS Phone Forum (March 6, 2012) (transcript) - 401(k) Questionnaire Interim Report, its next steps, and current issues.
Handout: 401(k) Questionnaire Interim Report Presentation

Funding-Based Benefit Restrictions - (February 23, 2012) (transcript)- funding-based benefit restrictions under IRC section 436.
Handout: Funding-Based Benefit Restrictions Presentation

Self Correction Program (SCP) and Closing Agreement Program (CAP) (November 30, 2011) (transcript) - current EPCRS issues, procedures and CAP sanctions
Handout: SCP and CAP Presentation

Determination Letter Issues Regarding Employee Stock Ownership Plans (October 28, 2011) (transcript) - technical issues affecting ESOPs and recurring issues noted in ESOP determination letter submissions
Handout: Determination Letter Issues Regarding Employee Stock Ownership Plans Presentation

Current Developments and Issues from the office of Employee Plans Rulings and Agreements (September 21, 2011) (transcript) - technical guidance hot topics and voluntary compliance applications
Handout: Current Developments and Issues Presentation

Participant Loans (September 12, 2011) (transcript) - treatment of loans as distributions, taxability and IRC §4975
Handout: Participants Loans Presentation
Helpful Links: The Fix Is In: Common Plan Mistakes - Participant Loans in 401(k) Plans; The Fix Is In: Common Plan Mistakes - Plan Loan Failures and Deemed Distributions;  Retirement Plans FAQs regarding Loans

EPCRS: Plan Correction Issues (August 25, 2011)  (transcript) - recurring issues found in EPCRS and tips to avoid common mistakes
Handout: EPCRS: Plan Correction Issues Presentation

Ethics for Employee Plans Practitioners (July 29, 2011) (transcript)- ethical standards of practice before the IRS applicable to employee benefits practitioners
Handout: Ethics for Employee Plans Practitioners Presentation

Funding Standards and Relief for Single and Multiemployer Plans (April 28, 2011) (transcript) - funding standards applicable to single and multiemployer pension plans
Handout: Funding Standards Presentation

Form 5330 - Completion and Processing Tidbits (March 24, 2011) (transcript) - proper completion and processing of the Form 5330, along with ways to avoid common mistakes
Handouts:

EP Technical Guidance (March 4, 2011) (transcript) - recent published guidance and updates on current IRS initiatives
Handout: EP Technical Guidance Presentation

In-Plan Roth Rollover Phone Forum (December 20, 2010) (Transcript) - recent guidance on in-plan Roth rollovers for 401(k) and 403(b) plans
Handout: In-Plan Roth Rollover Phone Forum Presentation

Hybrid Plans (November 23, 2010) (Transcript) - new hybrid plan regulations
Handouts:

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