Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2004-18 

May 3, 2004 

EMPLOYEE PLANS


Notice 2004-32 Notice 2004-32

Weighted average interest rate update. The weighted average interest rate for April 2004 and the resulting permissible range of interest rates used to calculate current liability and to determine the required contribution are set forth.

Notice 2004-34 Notice 2004-34

Minimum funding standards; interest rates; section 101 of Pension Funding Equity Act. This notice describes the method for determining the permissible range of interest rates for current liability under section 412 of the Code as amended by section 101 of the Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004. In addition, comments are requested on this notice.

Announcement 2004-32 Announcement 2004-32

Employee Plans determination letter program; individually designed plans. This announcement describes the Service’s decisions resulting from its review of comments following the issuance of two white papers on the future of the Employee Plans determination letter program.

Announcement 2004-33 Announcement 2004-33

Pre-approved employee plans; proposed revenue procedure; request for comments. This announcement describes and contains a draft proposed revenue procedure pertaining to those employee plans (master and prototype (M&P) and volume submitter (VS)) that are pre-approved by the Service. Portions of the draft procedure are reserved pending comments.

Announcement 2004-38 Announcement 2004-38

Minimum funding standards; alternative deficit reduction election. This announcement describes how an election to make an alternative deficit reduction contribution under section 412(l) of the Code may be made and describes some of the background to that election.


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