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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IRS sets start date for tax season

The IRS announced that tax season will start in late January and that it will issue refunds to taxpayers despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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Why CPAs can’t wait on automation tools

What do accounting firms waiting on others to develop AI, automation, and data analytics tools have in common with a baseball fan sitting in a stadium filling with water at an exponential rate? The answer could determine your firm’s fate.