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.

PODCAST

What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.

VIDEO

What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.