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Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2009-4 

January 26, 2009 


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Notice 2009-2 Notice 2009-2

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 January 2009; the 24-month average segment rates; the funding transitional segment rates applicable for January 2009; and the minimum present value transitional rates for December 2008.

Notice 2009-8 Notice 2009-8

This notice provides interim guidance on recently enacted section 457A of the Code which became effective January 1, 2009. Section 457A generally provides that compensation deferred under a nonqualified deferred compensation plan of a nonqualified entity is includible in gross income when there is no substantial risk of forfeiture of the right to such compensation. For this purpose, the term nonqualified deferred compensation plan has the meaning provided under section 409A(d), subject to some modifications, and the term nonqualified entity means (a) any foreign corporation unless substantially all of its income is (i) effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the U.S., or (ii) subject to a comprehensive foreign income tax, and (b) any partnership unless substantially all of its income is allocated to persons other than (i) foreign persons with respect to whom such income is not subject to a comprehensive foreign income tax, and (ii) tax-exempt organizations.

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