Managing Omnibus Relationships with FICCA – An Intermediary’s Perspective - October 8, 2018

  “Very insightful!  Great discussion.” “Overall a great experience.” “Any opportunity with peers to discuss processes, achievements, pain points, etc., is extremely valuable.”   Only positive sentiments followed our first ever NQR Intermediary INSIGHT Client Conference earlier this year.  The event featured a keynote address from the Investment Company Institute (ICI), a client panel, roundtable discussions, …

NQR’s 2018 Intermediary INSIGHT Client Conference- Agenda & Highlights - May 2, 2018

  NQR is excited to share the detailed agenda and highlights of our first ever Intermediary INSIGHT Client Conference.  The one-day event, held on April 26, 2018 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, provided attendees with an opportunity to gain valuable perspective from industry experts as well as to share their experiences with peers.   Conference Highlights   …

April 1 Alert! – Required Minimum Distributions - March 19, 2018

Filed under: Retirement

  Retirees who turned 70 ½ in 2017 must take their first Required Minimum Distribution from their IRA or their employer-sponsored retirement plan no later than April 1, 2018.   Account owners of Traditional IRAs, SEPs, and SIMPLE IRAs must take their first Required Minimum Distribution no later than April 1 of the calendar year …

2018 Tax Season Reference for Retirement Accounts - January 18, 2018

Filed under: Retirement, Tax Updates

  To assist in call center and operations units, we have prepared a chart that summarizes and codifies the primary issues that your staff will likely encounter and have to respond to during tax season.   For more information on NQR’s transfer agency evaluations, click here.  

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act- Impact on 529 Plans - January 3, 2018

Filed under: College Savings

  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, recently passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, includes several provisions which will significantly impact 529 Plans:   Previously, families could only use the funds in a 529 Plan to pay college education expenses at eligible academic institutions.  Beginning in 2018, families will, also, be able to …

Chart: Education Savings Plan Comparison Savings Chart for 2018 - December 4, 2017

Filed under: Education

  Compare features of Education Savings Plans: 529 Plans, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, and UGMA/UTMAs:

Chart: 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustments to Contribution Limits for Retirement Plans - December 4, 2017

  Compare limitation types for 2018 vs. 2017: View PDF  

Transition Period Extended for Fiduciary Rule Exemptions - November 28, 2017

Filed under: Department of Labor

  On August 9, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) filed a Notice of Administration seeking to extend the transition period and delay the effective date of certain provisions of its Fiduciary Rule (Conflict of Interest Rule).  The requested extension for 18 months, from January 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019, was submitted to the …

Roth Features Comparison Chart For 2018 - November 28, 2017

Filed under: Retirement

  Compare Roth 401(k) and Roth IRA for 2018: View PDF  

IRS Announces 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustments to Retirement Plan Contribution Limits - October 30, 2017

  The IRS has just announced the 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustments to Contribution Limits for Retirement Plans:   The Salary Deferral Limit for 401(k), 403(b), and 457(b) plans has increased from $18,000 to $18,500.  The Catchup Contribution Limit remains at $6,000 The Contribution Limit for Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs remains at $5,500.  The Catchup Contribution …