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SUPPLEMENTAL - August 14, 2008

[Official Guidance] Text of Rev. Proc. 2008-50: Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System, Updating and Expanding Rev. Proc. 2006-27 (PDF)
179 pages; the document's table of contents does not include page numbers, but it is the version released to the public today. See pages 8 through 10 for a summary of the modifications being made to the previous version of EPCRS (Rev. Proc. 2006-27). Excerpt: "This revenue procedure updates the comprehensive system of correction programs for sponsors of retirement plans that are intended to satisfy the requirements of § 401(a), 403(a), 403(b), 408(k), or 408(p) . . . but that have not met these requirements for a period of time. . . . This revenue procedure modifies and supersedes Rev. Proc. 2006-27." (Internal Revenue Service)

[Official Guidance] Aug. 14 Special Edition of IRS Employee Plans News: Announcing Rev. Proc. 2008-50, Including Survey to Practitioners (PDF)
2 pages. Excerpt: "[The] Self-Correction Program . . . has been expanded with respect to employers who discover failures in their plans and have begun the correction process. The time by which a plan sponsor substantially corrects a significant operational failure, and is thereby entitled to use SCP, has been liberalized . . . . [Excess annual additions in DC plans under section 415] will be corrected in accordance with the provisions of this revenue procedure . . . . Streamlined Voluntary Correction Program Application Procedures . . . have been significantly expanded to include the following failures: . . . " (Internal Revenue Service)

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