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August 24, 2016

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[Official Guidance]

Text of IRS Rev. Proc. 2016-47: Waiver of 60-Day Rollover Requirement (PDF)
"This revenue procedure provides guidance concerning waivers of the 60-day rollover requirement contained in sections 402(c)(3) and 408(d)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Specifically, it provides for a self-certification procedure (subject to verification on audit) that may be used by a taxpayer claiming eligibility for a waiver under Sections 402(c)(3)(B) or 408(d)(3)(I) with respect to a rollover into a plan or individual retirement arrangement (IRA). It provides that a plan administrator, or an IRA trustee, custodian, or issuer ... may rely on the certification in accepting and reporting receipt of a rollover contribution. It also modifies Rev. Proc. 2003-16 ... by providing that the [IRS] may grant a waiver during an examination of the taxpayer's income tax return. An appendix contains a model letter that may be used for self-certification."
Internal Revenue Service [IRS]

[Guidance Overview]

Text of IRS News Release: New Procedure Helps People Making IRA and Retirement Plan Rollovers (PDF)
"Normally, an eligible distribution from an IRA or workplace retirement plan can only qualify for tax-free rollover treatment if it is contributed to another IRA or workplace plan by the 60th day after it was received. In most cases, taxpayers who fail to meet the time limit could only obtain a waiver by requesting a private letter ruling from the IRS. A taxpayer who missed the time limit will now ordinarily qualify for a waiver if one or more of 11 circumstances, listed in the revenue procedure, apply to them."
Internal Revenue Service [IRS]

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