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    (1) A defined contributing plan provides for seven year vesting schedule.

    Fred Ziegler completes the following service
    Year Hours of Service
    2002 1,000
    2003 350
    2004 1,100
    2005 650
    2006 1,100
    2007 1,000

    When does Fred participate in the plan? When does he vest in the plan? Explain your answer in detail.

    (2) What is a major non-tax advantage to set up a qualified plan?

    (3) A step in the selection of employee plan type is gathering the data. What tool is used by an employer to accomplish this task? Explain its contents.

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    Tax problem:
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    Fred can participate in the plan at 21 years old and have worked one year. He is 100% vested in the plan after seven years. The department of labor website states that there are two ways to vest in a defined contributing plan which was established in 2002 and they are:
    1. There is a 3 year plan in which after 3 years of working for a company an employee is automatically 100% vested after 3 years.
    2. There is a six year plan in which an employee is vested 20% after two years and the rest at a rate of 20% a year ...

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    The expert defines contributing plans for a seven year vesting schedule.