Navigating Pension and Annuity Payments: General Rule and Taxation Guidelines (Posted on December 18, 2017 by )

Carol V. Calhoun, Counsel
Venable LLP
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Carol V. Calhoun

Employers and those involved in administering retirement plans often do not understand the rules for navigating distributions from such plan. For example, how do the rules for when an employee can take a distribution interrelate with the rules for when an employee is subject to tax penalties on a distribution? Can an employee take a distribution of nontaxable amounts from a plan without also taking amounts subject to tax? How is a distribution initiated by the employer to solve a discrimination issue taxed? Who is taxed, and in what amount, if a distribution is made pursuant to a domestic relations order? What are the tax consequences if a loan is not repaid when due? What is the difference between a rollover of a distribution and a plan-to-plan transfer? For an employee who has a hardship, is it better to take a hardship distribution or a plan loan? Under what circumstances is withholding required, and in what amount? How are distributions reported to an employee? How does the employee report a distribution on his or her income tax return? This live webinar helps those responsible for retirement plans master both withholding and income tax aspects of a wide variety of distribution situations.

The PowerPoint presentation for the webinar is below.