A cash balance plan is an intriguing pension possibility

A cash balance plan is an intriguing pension possibility

Pension plans aren’t as popular as they used to be. For years now, employers have been moving from defined benefit plans (pensions) to defined contribution plans such as 401(k)s. But one type of hybrid pension that remains relatively popular is the cash balance plan....
Know the basics of safe harbor 401(k) plans

Know the basics of safe harbor 401(k) plans

Many growing businesses and other types of employers want to offer a 401(k) plan but don’t want to deal with the stress and administrative challenges of following the IRS’s nondiscrimination testing rules for elective deferrals and matching contributions. One...
Nonqualified deferred compensation plan basics

Nonqualified deferred compensation plan basics

Nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans pay executives or other key employees at some time in the future for services to be currently performed. If your organization offers one or is considering offering one, it’s critical to be aware of the applicable tax...
6 last-minute tax planning moves for your small business

6 last-minute tax planning moves for your small business

Tax planning is a year-round activity, but there are still some year-end strategies you can use to lower your 2018 tax bill. Here are six last-minute tax planning ideas small business owners should consider. Postpone invoices. If your business uses the cash method of...