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Impact of COVID-19 on Retirement Plans
Updated on April 22, 2020
Please Note: The subject matter in these FAQs is provided with the understanding that Cetera Retirement Plan Specialists is not rendering legal, accounting or tax advice. Plan sponsors and participants are encouraged to consult with appropriate counsel or other advisors on all matters pertaining to legal, tax, or accounting obligations and requirements.
In the absence of formal guidance from the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Labor (DOL) and other regulators, many of the answers related to implementation of the CARES Act are guided by prior experiences, when available, and/or good faith interpretation. As a result, while intended to be accurate as of the time of presentation, the FAQ responses provided in this document are subject to change as specific guidance and regulations become available.
Plan Contributions, Types and Flexibility
CARES Act - Relaxed Loan Rules
CARES Act - Required Minimum Distributions Waiver
Employment Termination Issues
Plan Withdrawals, In General
CARES Act - Coronavirus-related Distributions
Deadlines and Extensions
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