Pensions


The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation published a final rule requiring sponsors of insured defined benefit pension plans to submit their premium filings electronically. As of July 1, sponsors of plans with 500 or more participants must do so for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2006; for all other plan sponsors, the requirement applies to plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2007. For more information and to set up an electronic payment account, go to www.pbgc.gov/practitioners and click on the “Online Premium Filing” link.

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Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news with this short quiz.

CHECKLIST

Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.