regulatory updates

Congress Votes to Extend Paycheck Protection Program

A proposal to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through the end of May has passed the Senate by a vote of 92-7. 

FuturePlan ERISA Team

Defined Benefit Plan

Defined Contribution Plan

Legislative updates

Adeyemo Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

Wally Adeyemo has been confirmed as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury after the Senate approved him in a bipartisan voice vote.

FuturePlan ERISA Team

IRS

Marty Walsh Confirmed as Secretary of Labor

Former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was confirmed on Monday as Secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL). 

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DOL

Updated Yield Curves and Segment Rates for DB Plan Calculations

The IRS has issued Notice 2021-22, which contains updated guidance on factors used in certain defined benefit pension plan minimum funding and present value calculations. 

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Defined Benefit Plan

Retirement

Employer

IRS Announces Extension to File Tax Return

The IRS has announced that tax filing due dates for 2020 tax year federal income tax returns will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021.

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Defined Contribution Plan

HSA

IRA

IRS

IRS Guidance

Deadline Relief for Louisiana Victims of Storms

The IRS has issued a news release announcing the postponement of certain tax-related deadlines for Louisiana winter storm victims. 

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Defined Contribution Plan

IRA

IRS Guidance

IRS Provides Updated Draft Withholding Forms

The IRS has made available a third early release 2022 tax year draft Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Periodic Pension or Annuity Payments. 

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Defined Contribution Plan

IRA

IRS Guidance

DOL Proposes Withdrawal of Independent Contractor Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has proposed to withdraw the independent contractor rule, which has not yet taken effect. 

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Defined Contribution Plan

DOL

Health and Welfare

President Signs Amended COVID-19 Relief Legislation

President Biden has signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act one day after the House of Representatives voted to pass the amended package. 

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COVID-19

Defined Benefit Plan

Health and Welfare

Legislative updates

DOL Announces Non-Enforcement of ESG and Proxy Rules

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a statement that it will not enforce two final rules that were issued late in 2020. 

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Defined Contribution Plan

DOL

Fiduciary Issues

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