Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2008-48
December 1, 2008
Weighted average interest rate update; corporate bond indices; 30-year Treasury securities; segment rates. This notice contains updates for the corporate bond weighted average interest rate for plan years beginning in November 2008; the 24-month average segment rates; the funding transitional segment rates applicable for November 2008; and the minimum present value transitional rates for October 2008.
This document sets forth the procedure by which the sponsor of a multiemployer pension plan may request and obtain approval of an extension of an amortization period in accordance with section 431(d) of the Code and section 304(d) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Rev. Proc. 2004-44 superseded. Rev. Proc. 2008-4 modified.
The Fast Track Settlement (FTS) for TE/GE Taxpayers program is based on the LMSB and SB/SE FTS programs. The existing FTS programs promote early and timely settlements with taxpayers through the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques. The LMSB and SB/SE programs are designed to commence prior to the issuance of the 30-day letter and to reach a result within 120 days and 60 days respectively. The TE/GE FTS program will use the same procedures and have a 60-day period within which to reach settlement.
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