Regulatory Agencies

Regulatory Agencies

This station houses posts and commentary about non-regulatory issues associated with the federal regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over 401(k) plans, i.e., IRS, DOL and SEC. This includes policy positions, speeches by agency officials, and the agencies’ budgets, agendas, etc.

IRS Reform Moves Forward in the House

As a follow-up to enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the House of Representatives on April 18 approved multiple pieces of legislation intended to overhaul the IRS’s operations and tax administration systems and implement new taxpayer protections.     Read More

SEC Rolls Out Best Interest, Fiduciary Proposal

While the Securities and Exchange Commissioners were hardly unanimous in their assessment, they voted 4-1 to release for public comment a set of proposals to “enhance the quality and transparency of investors’ relationships with investment advisers and broker-dealers while preserving access to a variety of types of advice relationships and investment products.”   Read More