Issue 2012-1 - March 2012

Employee Plans News

Issue 2012-1, March 20, 2012

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  • Employers must adopt their pre-approved defined benefit plans and file their determination letter applications (if desired) by April 30
  • Check the status of your determination letter application on our Web page, by phone or fax, but the IRS can't respond by email
  • New (Cycle A) Alert Guidelines to help you review plans
  • EP Determination Letter Program Update phone forum (March 30)


Individual income taxes

Governmental plans

  • Subscribe to Governmental Plan Updates for recent developments
  • Register for:
    • Town hall meeting on governmental plan proposed guidance in Cleveland, Ohio (May 3)
    • Phone forums
      • Indian Tribal Government retirement plans (April 24)
      • Governmental plan proposed guidance (May 15)
  • Submit comments for public hearings by June 18 on proposed rulemaking for governmental plans (July 9) and Indian Tribal Governments (July 10)

PBGC publication, Finding a Lost Pension, can help you locate lost benefits

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