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Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2013-20 

May 13, 2013 


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Notice 2013-17 Notice 2013-17

This notice provides relief from the anti-cutback requirements of § 411(d)(6) of the Code for plan amendments that eliminate a distribution option described in § 401(a)(28)(B)(ii)(I) from an employee stock ownership plan, as defined in § 4975(e)(7) (ESOP), that becomes subject to the diversification requirements of § 401(a)(35), which apply to certain defined contribution plans that hold (or are treated as holding) publicly traded employer securities. The relief provided by this notice allows amendment of the ESOP to eliminate all in-service distribution options previously used to satisfy the diversification requirements of § 401(a)(28)(B)(i). The relief applies to amendments that are both adopted and put into effect under a plan by the last day of the first plan year beginning on or after January 1, 2013, or by the time the plan must be amended to satisfy § 401(a)(35), if later.

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