Before the Feds Arrive,
Have You Prepared?
The Presentation: The dreaded letter or call no one wants.
It’s the IRS or DOL. But it doesn’t have to be that scary. Whether you are proactively assisting a client in administering its plan or have been asked to help in the audit or investigation, there are strategies to either avoid or mitigate them. Key takeaways from this session are:
- Explaining the initiation and process of IRS audits and DOL investigations
- Identifying focus areas targeted by the IRS and DOL
- Describing methods or steps in reducing the chances or lessening the impact of an audit or investigation
Brian Furgala, Esq., CPC, QPA Brian represents private and public sector employers, as well as tax-exempt organizations, in achieving their retirement plan, fringe benefit or executive compensation objectives while satisfying the applicable laws and regulations. Leveraging his pre-law career in retirement plan administration, he uses a practical and efficient approach to help entities in the design, installation and operation of qualified and non-qualified retirement and welfare plans (e.g. 401(k) plans, ESOPs, pension plans, 457 plans, SERPs, COBRA, medical reimbursement plans). His prior experience in plan administration and designations makes him uniquely qualified to assist clients in understanding their benefit plans and related employment matters.
Brian works with clients in complying with their plan-related fiduciary duties; consulting with employers and fiduciaries on problem solving in relation to the management and operation of the plans; representing clients involved in Internal Revenue Service audits, Department of Labor investigations and ERISA litigation; drafting plan documents including amendments, summary plan descriptions and participant disclosures; and providing technical advice and consulting to service providers, accountants and actuaries. Brian’s practice also includes assisting employers in implementing executive compensation packages and compliance with 409A requirements.
Brian earned the Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) designation in 1999 and the Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) designation in 2000 from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). He remains actively involved with ASPPA in its goal to become the premier educators and policy advocates for the retirement plan industry.
Who Should Attend:
- · Plan Fiduciaries and Plan Sponsors who want to who want to know more about the issues that will likely arise in an IRS or DOL audit
- · Financial Advisors who want to know what their clients may face in a DOL or IRS audit and how they may help
- · Auditors who want to hear about current issues being raised by DOL and IRS inquiries and audits
- · Record keepers who would like to know more about potential DOL and RS audit and inquiry exposure to client plans
- Service Providers (third-party administrators & consultants) who want to know more about current issues being raised via DOL and IRS audits and inquiries
- · All Benefits Professionals who are interested in participating in a high-quality educational forum and want to benefit from the knowledge and experience of other
2 CE for AIF Certification (pending)
2 CE for ASPPA certifications
2 CEC for NIPA certifications
2 CPE for CEBS
1.75 hours MCLE for California attorneys
2 hours for California CPAs
2 hours for Certified Financial Planners (pending)
2 hour for ERPA and Enrolled Agents
Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for check-in, breakfast and networking. Our program will begin at 8:00 a.m. and this program will end at approximately 9:45 a.m. The registration fee includes a full breakfast buffet and hosted valet parking.
The reservation deadline for this event is Thursday, February 1.
WP&BC Members can bring a guest for free! This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your peers and colleagues to our Chapter. Remember, your guest should be a first-time visitor and potential member. Look for the free guest offer when you register online
The statements and materials presented at WP&BC Orange County Chapter events are solely the opinions of the speakers and do not represent the opinions or positions of WP&BC Orange County Chapter. In addition, WP&BC Orange County Chapter assumes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the statements and materials presented by speakers at WP&BC Orange County Chapter events.