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IRS Blesses Employer’s 401(k) Plan Designed to Provide Retirement Benefits Tied to Student Loan Repayments

In an IRS Private Letter Ruling (“PLR”) issued last year, PLR 201833012, the IRS blessed a 401(k) plan design in which employees who repay student loan debt instead of making 401(k) employee contributions can receive employer retirement contributions to make up for missed 401(k) matching contributions. Incorporating a student loan repayment (“SLR”) feature into a…

Uncharted (shutdown) Waters; THANK YOU Ambassadors!

January 18, 2019 Longest Shutdown on Record Now on its twenty-eighth day, this shutdown is the longest in U.S. history, eclipsing the 1995 shutdown during the Clinton administration, which lasted twenty-one days. There have been twenty government shutdowns since 1976, and they have occurred for diverse reasons and under different circumstances. The government has shut…

Thank You 2018 Ambassadors

The Ambassador program continued its strong performance in 2018. Pound for pound, AALU remains an influential player in Washington D.C. because our members recognize the profound impact individuals can have on public policy through their engagement with their Representatives. Through Ambassadors generous contributions of their time and resources, we were able to advocate on behalf…

Beyond the Headlines: Decoding D.C. – 1.18.19

The Trump Administration will only be able to mitigate the impacts so far and for so long. Going forward, pressure on both sides will likely increase. Whatever your opinion of the federal government many of the affected agencies do important work from food and drug safety to air travel security to small business and agricultural…

Longest Shutdown on Record

Now on its twenty-eighth day, this shutdown is the longest in U.S. history, eclipsing the 1995 shutdown during the Clinton administration, which lasted twenty-one days. There have been twenty government shutdowns since 1976, and they have occurred for diverse reasons and under different circumstances. The government has shut down over differences in funding priorities…

Shutdown Update, Tax Outlook, Ambassador Spotlight, IRS Activity, and More

January 11, 2019 SPOTLIGHT – Ambassador Relationships in Action Go Deeper: Over the course of 2019, we will highlight some of the 2019 Endorsed Candidates – their personal stories and why AALU values the relationship with them. We will also highlight the AALU members just like yourself that serve as our Ambassadors for these critical…

Tax Outlook – 116th Congress

The Treasury and IRS will continue to implement the TCJA, though progress could be slowed by the ongoing government shutdown. Democrats in the House will look to roll back Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) provisions in order to pay for progressive policy goals, while Republicans will look to make the temporary provisions of the…

SPOTLIGHT – Ambassador Relationships in Action

Go Deeper: Over the course of 2019, we will highlight some of the 2019 Endorsed Candidates – their personal stories and why AALU values the relationship with them. We will also highlight the AALU members just like yourself that serve as our Ambassadors for these critical relationships. These relationships form the bedrock of AALU’s advocacy…

Pulse, by AALU

January 7, 2019 Wealth Transfer Modern Divorce Settlements Are About to Look A Lot Different Due to a provision in last year’s tax bill, the income tax ramifications of alimony payments will likely cause divorce settlements to look differently going forward. In response to the change, instead of requiring the wealthier spouse to pay alimony...