403(b) Prohibited transaction

Though late deferrals to an ERISA 403(b) plan do need to be reported under the Compliance portion of the Form 5500 Schedule H or Schedule I, Form 5330 cannot be filed-in spite of the silence in the Form 5500 instructions. This is because the Tax Code’s prohibited transaction rules, Section 4975, do not apply to 403(b) plans-even if it is an ERISA 403(b) plan. Form 5330 is only for plans to which 4975 applies.
Continue Reading About Reporting Those Late Deposits to 403(b) Plans…….

 I had posted in an earlier blog some of the technical  differences between 401(k) plans and 403(b) plans. One of the more striking differences I did NOT mention was that of the Prohibited Transaction.

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