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Final FBAR Regulations Offer Some Relief For Plan Sponsors, But Filing Obligations Remain
The Treasury Department has issued final regulations concerning the FBAR filings. Some relief is provided for employee benefit plans and plan sponsors, but a blanket exemption is not provided.
United States
10 Apr 2011
IRS Issues FBAR Filing Relief, but Certain Filing Obligation Remain
Plan filers invested in a foreign account, such as a foreign mutual fund, should be preparing to file FBAR for 2009 by June 30, 2010.
United States
17 Jun 2010
Supreme Court Changes Rules for Attorneys' Fees Awards Under ERISA - Increase in Fee Petitions Expected
This decision will likely result in an increase in fee petition filings under ERISA Section 502(g)(1) because claimants will now ask district courts to examine whether they achieved "some degree of success" under the Supreme Courtís new test.
United States
8 Jun 2010
Supreme Court Affirms That Plan Administrators' Interpretations of a Plan Document Must Receive Deference
The U.S. Supreme Courtís recent Conkright v. Frommert decision is an important confirmation of a plan administratorís authority to interpret the terms of a benefit plan and serves as a reminder for plan sponsors to review the terms of their benefit plans to ensure that they contain sufficient discretionary language.
United States
27 Apr 2010
IRS Publishes Benefit Plan Audit Materials
The EPTA materials are important tools that plan administrators may use to conduct self-audits of plan compliance.
United States
31 Jul 2009
Multiemployer Plan Funding Relief Guidance Issued: Immediate Action Needed
The relief applies to plan years beginning on or after October 1, 2008, and not later than September 30, 2009; for calendar year plans, elections must be made by April 30, 2009.
United States
23 Apr 2009
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