Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2005-51 

December 19, 2005 

EMPLOYEE PLANS


REG-124988-05 REG-124988-05

Proposed regulations under section 412 of the Code provide guidance regarding mortality tables to be used in determining the current liability of a qualified defined benefit plan under section 412(l)(7). A public hearing is scheduled for April 19, 2006.

Notice 2005-92 Notice 2005-92

Distributions; recontributions; loans; Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005 (KETRA). This notice describes various aspects of sections 101 and 103 of KETRA. The notice addresses distributions, recontributions, 3-year ratable inclusions, 1-year inclusions and loans. The notice contains numerous examples of how these provisions work in the context of eligible retirement plans.

Notice 2005-95 Notice 2005-95

Plan amendments; retroactive annuity starting date; elective deferrals. This notice clarifies the interaction of the amendment timing deadlines for plans qualified under section 401(a) of the Code as set forth in Rev. Proc. 2005-66 with the deadlines set forth in various other published guidance. This notice also provides transitional relief from certain deadlines, thus giving sponsors, practitioners, and employers additional time to adopt those required amendments. Notices 2004-84 and 2005-5 modified.


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