Municipal Bonds Being Taxed?!? Commented on: 4 years ago (July 17, 2012)

I'd fact check the constitution comment.

Muni taxation is an IRS reg, much easier to change. Also, we need to remember...

Is Fidelity more Powerfull than the court Commented on: 5 years ago (April 8, 2011)

Not an attorney but the rules are straightforward. A QDRO creates an alternate payee subject to the terms of the Plan. The alternate payee, your client, has the same rights as the participant in...

Audit Checklist? Commented on: 5 years ago (November 11, 2010)

Try "Brokers and Dealers in Securities - AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide" and/or "Investment Companies -  AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide". It's what your CPA will use and regulators are...

Database of 401k Fund Offerings? Commented on: 6 years ago (October 29, 2010)

I've never found a single database with that kind of info. But you do tend to run into the same players over and over so it is possible to build up your own database over time. As you compete...

Your experience with installing a 401k? Commented on: 6 years ago (September 21, 2010)
  1. Normal




    Service Provider should have an...

IBM 401k Commented on: 6 years ago (August 19, 2010)

Have your client request a copy of the Summary Plan Description (SPD). That should contain all of the inservice withdrawal information.ERISA allows for a minimal copying charge but the Plan is...

Wife's Co. says I need to transfer my IRA there, really? Commented on: 6 years ago (July 8, 2010)

iceco1d wrote:Amp, I'm not so sure I buy that.  We aren't supposed to give a spouse information about a client's IRA, unless we have authorization.  I can't see how they can require her...

MER is a short at the MKT Commented on: 6 years ago (June 21, 2010)

BAC will never sell ML. First off, a brokerage arm is a cornerstone of the long term strategic plan for the Bank. Secondly, that would be an admission that the ML acquisition was a mistake. BAC's...

Past 60 day IRA rollover Commented on: 6 years ago (May 20, 2010)

I'm assuming the checks are payable to her?Is she truly past the 60 days? The 60-day period begins the day after the IRA owner receives the
assets and is determined by the IRA owner. The...

Clients receiving severance Commented on: 6 years ago (May 19, 2010)

IRS Notice 2009-27 defines an "involuntary termination" as "a severance
from employment due to the independent exercise of the unilateral
authority of the employer to terminate the...

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