Senate Democrats Push Back on DOL Fiduciary Plan
The Obama administration plan to tighten rules on brokers is facing blowback from the president’s own party.
Paid Tax Preparers Should Be Regulated, Consumer Groups Say
More than half of all tax returns are prepared by paid tax preparers, only 40% of whom are subject to mandatory professional standards, coalition says.
Senators Make Push to Regulate Tax Preparers
The Taxpayer Protection Act of 2015 requires preparers to demonstrate competency in preparing tax returns, claims for refunds and related documents.
Washington Watchers See Big Retirement Push in 2015
Retirement planning officials should prepare next year for the release of DOL’s fiduciary plan, the official launch of Obama’s MyRA and more.
Changes Afoot in Washington Well Ahead of Midterm Elections
"It’s virtually certain that Republicans will retain control of the House — and now are within striking distance of taking the Senate,” says strategist Valliere.
Taxing Matters for the New Year
Two lawmakers struck a two-year budget deal in mid-December, just days shy of the budget conference committee’s Dec. 13 deadline to find a way to keep the government running beyond the expiration of the current continuing resolution (CR) on Jan. 15.
Senators Say Retirement Planning Is a Growing Priority
“Too many Americans make decisions by inaction, and they need investment advice,” said Sen. Ben Cardin.
Progress for Pension Reform
Members of Congress and the Department of Labor (DOL) are moving full steam ahead with their plans to reform the pension system. In late April, Reps....
Variable annuities suffered a blow last month when President Bush's new tax law, the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, failed to...