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To Cash or Not to Cash? Tax Treatment for Uncashed Retirement Plan Checks

In Revenue Ruling 2019-19, which was issued on August 14, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed that a taxable qualified plan distribution is taxable in the year it is distributed, even if the participant does not cash the check or cashes the check in a subsequent year. Read More ›

The IRS Backtracks (Again!) on Retiree Lump-Sum Windows

The IRS Backtracks (Again!) on Retiree Lump-Sum Windows

On March 7, 2019, the IRS issued Notice 2019-18, which walked back its prohibition on offering retirees receiving annuity payments a time-limited opportunity to receive their remaining benefit value in one lump-sum payment (a “retiree lump-sum window”). Read More ›

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