Topic: 403(b) Plans

IRS Expands Determination Letter Program to Include Individually-Designed 403(b) Plans

In Revenue Procedure 2022-40, the IRS recently expanded the determination letter program to allow applications by individually-designed 403(b) plans. This expansion will allow 403(b) plan sponsors to request a determination letter that expresses the IRS’ opinion that the plan’s terms (as stated in the plan document) meet the requirements under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code and other qualification requirements.

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Legislation Proposed to Allow Employers to Make Matching Contributions on Student Loan Repayments

Two bills have been introduced in the Senate that would allow employers to make matching ‎contributions under 401(k), 403(b), governmental 457(b) and SIMPLE plans as if the ‎participant’s student loan payments were salary reduction contributions. On May 13, Senator ‎Ron Wyden (R-OR) reintroduced the Retirement Parity for Student Loans Act (Student Loan ‎Act) and Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced the Retirement ‎Security & Savings Act.

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Time to Restate Your 403B Plan

The Internal Revenue Service set March 31, 2020 as the last date of the remedial amendment period for tax-exempt organizations and public school systems to self-correct plan document defects in their Section 403(b) plans.  The “remedial amendment period”, or “RAP” is a period during which a 403(b) plan can be amended to comply with the technical requirements of Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code and related IRS regulations. 

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