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Tax reform made few changes that directly impact qualified retirement plans; however, it made some changes that may indirectly impact qualified retirement plans. We previously blogged on the indirect changes that tax reform had on hardship distributions.
Tax reform also made changes to the taxation of certain fringe benefits that may impact the definition of “compensation” used in some qualified plans. Some qualified plans define compensation for plan purposes based on the taxability of a fringe benefit. For example, a qualified plan may exclude from its definition of compensation “moving expenses, to the extent excluded from gross income.” After tax reform, employers may no longer pay or reimburse moving expenses on a tax-free basis. Read More ›
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