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For over 90 years, our Knoxville, Tennessee general practice law firm has been exceeding client expectations through skilled legal services and excellent customer service. With our combined experience in many different facets of the law, we strive to satisfy all the business and legal needs of our wide variety of corporate, governmental and individual clients in Tennessee and the southeast region.

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News & Highlights

Government Employers Seminar 05/12/15

KMF hosts brief program covering updates on the ever-changing benefits landscape for government employers.

We discussed a variety of current interest topics, including the status of the Affordable Care Act, and pending same-sex marriage litigation. We focused on updates to IRS rules involving retirement plans, including new rules on correction of administrative errors, determination letters and volume submitter plans, new DOL rules governing plan fiduciaries, and state requirements on funding policies. We also touched on social security benefits and how those affect retirement plan design.

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Articles & Publications

  • Ministerial Housing Allowance: A Brief Overview

    Federal law allows members of the clergy to exclude a “ministerial housing allowance” from income for federal income tax purposes. In this month’s KM Church Law Newsletter, Zack R. Gardner discusses generally what constitutes a “ministerial housing allowance”, who may take the allowance, and the rules governing when the allowance may be taken.

  • QLACs (Qualifying Longevity Annuity Contracts)

    Recent IRS regulations provide longevity protection by allowing individuals to defer required minimum distributions from certain qualified retirement plans past age 70 1/2. The attached memo by Michael Crowder discusses QLACs.

  • The Affordable Care Act’s Look-Back Measurement Method: Do You Know Who Your Full-Time Employees Are?

    Determining who an employer’s full-time employees are is no simple task and will likely require substantial administrative preparation. If an employer is ill prepared and incorrectly identifies its full-time employees, the resulting penalties may be substantial.

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