Thursday, August 07, 2014

Terminating a “government” retirement plan


Terminating a “government” retirement plan
Source: Employee Plans News, Issue 2014-11, dated August 4, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service August 2014 Issue of Employee Plans News has a number of articles concerning terminating an employee defined retirement plan including the following [Click on the text highlighted in color to access the information posted on the Internet):


Terminating a retirement plan

Plan amendments required before termination

Also considered are Internal Revenue Code Section 401(a)retirement plan established and maintained for the employees of:
  • the United States or its agency or instrumentality;
  • a state or political subdivision, or its agency or instrumentality; or
  • an Indian tribal government or its subdivision, or its agency or instrumentality (participants must substantially perform services essential to governmental functions rather than commercial activities.)
Other types of governmental plans include:
  • 403(b) tax-sheltered annuity plans [These plans are also referred to as Tax Deferred Annuity Plans in which participation is typically limited to employees of an educational entity. See, for example, Education Law Article 8-C, SUNY’s Special Annuity Plan];
  • 457 deferred compensation plans;
  • qualified excess benefit arrangements; and
  • Certain grandfathered 401(k) plans adopted by a governmental entity before May 6, 1986.
The IRS will also conduct a “webinar” on August 14, 2014 at 2:00, EDT, focusing on how the IRS defines the date of termination, final funding requirements, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) issues, reversions and what is needed in a notice of intent to terminate the plan.
.

Handbooks focusing on State and Municipal Public Personnel Law continue to be available for purchase via the links provided below:

The Discipline Book at http://thedisciplinebook.blogspot.com/

Challenging Adverse Personnel Decisions at http://nypplarchives.blogspot.com

The Disability Benefits E-book: at http://section207.blogspot.com/

Layoff, Preferred Lists at http://nylayoff.blogspot.com/

Caution:

Subsequent court and administrative rulings, or changes to laws, rules and regulations may have modified or clarified or vacated or reversed the decisions summarized here. Accordingly, these summaries should be Shepardized® or otherwise checked to make certain that the most recent information is being considered by the reader.

THE MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. CHANGES IN LAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS AND NEW COURT AND ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS MAY AFFECT THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS LAWBLOG. THE MATERIAL PRESENTED IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE AND THE USE OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.

Consistent with the Declaration of Principles jointly adopted by a Committee of the American Bar Association and a Committee of Publishers and Associations, the material in this blog is presented with the understanding that the publisher is not providing legal advice to the reader and in the event legal or other expert assistance is needed, the reader should seek such advice from a competent professional.

Items published in NYPPL may not be used for commercial purposes without prior written permission to copy and distribute such material. Send your request via e-mail to publications@nycap.rr.com

Copyright© 1987 - 2017 by the Public Employment Law Press.



___________________



N.B. From time to time a political ad or endorsement may appear in the sidebar of this Blog. NYPPL does not have any control over such posting.

_____________________

.