Recent Published Guidance

 

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Recent Interest Rate Notices
Updates for the corporate bond weighted average interest rates; the 24-month average segment rates; the funding transitional segment rates; and the minimum present value transitional rates.

Rev. Rul. 2022-2, 2022-4 I.R.B. 451 
Provides tables of covered compensation under IRC Section 401(l)(5)(E) and the Income Tax Regulations thereunder, for the 2022 plan year.

Rev. Proc. 2022-4, 2022-1 I.R.B. 161
Updates Rev. Proc. 2021-4, 2021-1 IRB 157, relating to the types of advice the IRS provides to taxpayers on issues under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, Employee Plans Rulings and Agreements. Specifically, this revenue procedure updates the procedures that apply to requests for determination letters and private letter rulings, and the user fees applicable to submissions made for letter ruling requests and opinion letters on pre-approved plans.

Notice 2021-64, 2021-50 I.R.B. 869
Contains the 2021 Required Amendments List. The Required Amendments List establishes the end of the remedial amendment period and the plan amendment deadline for changes in qualification requirements and section 403(b) requirements set forth on the list for qualified individually designed plans and section 403(b) individually designed plans, respectively.

Notice 2021-61, 2021-47 I.R.B. 738
IRC Section 415 provides for dollar limitations on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans.

Notice 2021-57, 2021-44 I.R.B. 706 
Provides guidance to multiemployer defined benefit pension plan sponsors and actuaries on the application of funding relief under IRC Section 431 and elections under IRC Section 432 in accordance with Sections 9701, 9702 and 9703 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which provide relief for losses incurred on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notice 2021-48, 2021-33 I.R.B. 305
Provides guidance on the changes to the funding rules for single-employer defined benefit pension plans under IRC Section 430 that were made by Sections 9705 and 9706 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Rev. Proc. 2021-38, 2021-38 I.R.B. 425

Modifies Rev. Proc. 2016-37 to extend the deadline for adopting an interim amendment for a Section 401(a) pre-approved plan to match the deadline for adopting an interim amendment for a Section 403(b) pre-approved plan, which is set forth in Rev. Proc. 2021-37.

Rev. Proc. 2021-37, 2021-38 I.R.B. 385

Sets forth the procedures of the IRS for issuing opinion letters regarding the satisfaction in form of Section 403(b) pre-approved plans with respect to the requirements of IRC Section 403(b) for the second remedial amendment cycle (Cycle 2). This revenue procedure also sets forth the rules for determining when remedial amendment periods expire for Section 403(b) pre-approved plans.

Notice 2021-38, 2021-30 I.R.B. 155
Provides guidance under IRC Section 432(k) to sponsors of multiemployer defined benefit pension plans that are required to reinstate certain previously suspended benefits as a condition of receiving special financial assistance under Section 4262 of ERISA. This notice also provides guidance on whether make-up payments with respect to previously suspended benefits are eligible to be rolled over to another eligible retirement plan under IRC Section 402(c). In addition, this notice provides guidance on how to apply the rule in IRC Section 432(k)(2)(D)(i) under which any special financial assistance received by the plan is not taken into account in determining contributions required under IRC Section 431.

Rev. Proc. 2021-30, 2021-31 I.R.B. 172
Updates the comprehensive system of correction programs for sponsors of retirement plans that are intended to satisfy the requirements of IRC Sections 401(a), 403(a), 403(b), 408(k), or 408(p), but that have not met these requirements for a period of time. This system, the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (“EPCRS”), permits Plan Sponsors to correct these failures and thereby continue to provide their employees with retirement benefits on a tax-favored basis. The components of EPCRS are the Self-Correction Program (“SCP”), the Voluntary Correction Program (“VCP”), and the Audit Closing Agreement Program (“Audit CAP”).

Rev. Rul. 2021-3, 2021-05 I.R.B. 674
Provides tables of covered compensation under IRC Section 401(l)(5)(E) effective January 1, 2021.

T.D. 9937, 2021-04 I.R.B. 495
Sets forth final regulations relating to amendments made to IRC Section 402(c) by Section 13613 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Public Law 115-97 (131 Stat. 2054). Section 13613 provides an extended rollover period for a qualified plan loan offset, which is a type of plan loan offset.

Notice 2021-03, 2021-02 I.R.B. 316
Provides a six-month extension of the relief provided in Notice 2020-42. For the period from January 1, 2021, through June 30, 2021, this notice extends two types of relief from the physical presence requirement in Section 1.401(a)-21(d)(6)(i) for participant elections required to be witnessed by a plan representative or a notary public: (1) temporary relief from the physical presence requirement for any participant election witnessed by a notary public in a state that permits remote notarization (either by law or through an executive order), and (2) temporary relief from the physical presence requirement for any participant election witnessed by a plan representative. This temporary relief is extended in order to further accommodate local shutdowns and social distancing practices in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic (COVID-19 Emergency). This notice also solicits comments on the relief.

Rev. Proc. 2021-4, 2021-01 I.R.B. 157
Updates Rev. Proc. 2020-4, 2020-1 I.R.B. 148, relating to the types of advice the IRS provides to taxpayers on issues under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, Employee Plans Rulings and Agreements, and the procedures that apply to requests for determination letters and private letter rulings.