Regulatory Updates

Federal Prime Interest Rate Increased to 6.25 Percent

Effective September 21, 2022, the Federal prime interest rate increased from 5.50 percent to 6.25 percent. The prime interest rate is largely determined by the federal funds rate, as set by the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). As Department of Labor regulations require a retirement plan loan interest rate to be comparable to interest rates charged by entities that are in the business of lending money in similar circumstances, plan sponsors typically use a benchmark such as the prime rate to set the interest rate on plan loans.

The next FOMC meeting is scheduled for November 2, 2022.

Regulatory Updates

IRS Releases Draft Forms 1099-R and 5498 for 2023 Tax Year

IRS Releases Draft Forms 1099-R and 5498 for 2023 Tax Year

The IRS has posted draft versions of Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc., and Form 5498, IRA Contribution Information for tax year 2023.