Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2010-33 

August 16, 2010 

EMPLOYEE PLANS


T.D. 9492 T.D. 9492

Final regulations under section 4965 and other sections of the Code provide guidance relating to entity-level and manager-level excise taxes with respect to prohibited tax shelter transactions to which tax-exempt entities are parties; certain disclosure obligations with respect to such transactions; and the requirement of a return and time for filing with respect to section 4965 taxes.

Notice 2010-55 Notice 2010-55

This notice provides guidance on filing Form 5500 and Schedule SB for single-employer defined benefit plans for plan sponsors who are considering use of the special funding rules under section 430(c)(2)(D) of the Code, as added by the Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010 (PRA 2010). New section 430(c)(2)(D) permits a plan sponsor to reduce a plan’s minimum required contribution for certain years by electing to use an alternative shortfall amortization schedule. This notice also describes anticipated future guidance that will apply for sponsors of single-employer defined benefit pension plans with respect to an election to use these special funding rules.

Notice 2010-56 Notice 2010-56

This notice provides guidance on filing Form 5500 and Schedule MB for multiemployer defined benefit plans for plan sponsors who are considering use of the special funding rules under section 431(b)(8) of the Code, as added by the Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010 (PRA 2010), for a plan year for which the Form 5500 (and Schedule MB) is filed. This notice also describes anticipated future guidance that will apply for sponsors of multiemployer defined benefit pension plans with respect to the special funding rules.


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