Guidance allowing extension of Governmental Plans to Charter School Employees

Notice 2015-7 provides guidance allowing governmental plans to cover charter school employees provided certain requirements are met.

Document Excerpt

The IRS and the Treasury Department anticipate issuing proposed regulations under § 414(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to define the term “governmental plan.” This document describes specific rules that the IRS and Treasury Department are considering proposing that relate to whether a State or local retirement system that covers employees of a charter school is a governmental plan within the meaning of § 414(d). Section III of this notice describes the guidance under consideration, which would provide that employees of a public charter school may participate in a State or local retirement system if certain conditions are satisfied. Section IV of this notice discusses the potential for broader transition relief for governmental plans once final regulations under § 414(d) are issued. Section V of this notice requests comments on the guidance under consideration described in section III of this notice.



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