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Updated IRS Priority Guidance

The IRS releases its Priority Guidance for 2013-2014 as updated. Document Excerpt Link http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/2013-2014_pgp_3rd_quarter_update.pdf < a href=”http://http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/2013-2014_pgp_3rd_quarter_update.pdf “>

May Lump Sum Rate Released

The PBGC has released the interest rate for May lump sums. Document Excerpt   Link  http://www.pbgc.gov/prac/interest/monthly.html

SBC Template

The DOL releases a SBC template. Document Excerpt Link http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/correctedsbctemplate2.pdf

Employee Plans News

The February, 2013 edition of the IRS’ Employee Plans News includes a discussion of the impact of the newly released updated Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System providing some relief for late written plan adopters of Section 403(b) arrangements on current audits of those plans. Document Excerpt Link http://www.irs.gov/Retirement-Plans/Employee-Plans-News

Final Rule Exempting Certain Religious Employers from Provision of Reproductive Preventive Services

The agencies have finalized their interim regulations exempting certain religious employers from the obligation to provide certain reproductive preventive services by their group health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Document Excerpt These regulations finalize, without change, interim final regulations authorizing the exemption of group health plans and group health insurance coverage sponsored by certain religious […]

PBGC Amends Final Rule to Prescribe Interest Rate Assumptions for March 2011

The PBGC rule amends its regulation on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans to prescribe interest assumptions under the regulation for valuation dates in March 2011.

Attorney Charles Shulman Discusses New 409A Relief

Charles Shulman discusses the new Section 409A relief provided in otice 2010-80 – Relief With Respect to Correction Methods and Payment Conditioned on Executing Release.

DOL Amicus Brief in Petition for Rehearing in Quan v. Computer Sciences

The DOL files an amicus brief in Quan v. Computer Sciences Corp. in support of petition for en banc rehearing.

November Edition of Employee Plans News

The November Edition of the IRS’ Employee Plans News includes a discussion of:

Form 5558 Requests for Extension That May Have Been Inadvertently Denied
Form 5500-EZ Mailing Address
Fiscal Year 2011 Work Plan
Hybrid Defined Benefit Plans – Final and Proposed Regulations
Hybrid Plans Phone Forum (November 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. EST)
PTIN – Additional Information
IRS Seeks Members for ACT
Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee Report

Special Edition of Retirement News for Employers

The November Special Edition of the IRS’ Retirement News for Employers includes a discussion of:
Form 5558 Requests for Extension That May Have Been Inadvertently Denied
Form 5500-EZ Mailing Address
PTIN – Additional Information
IRS Seeks Members for ACT

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