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[Official Guidance]

Deadlines Extended for 403(b) Plans and Pre-Approved Defined Benefit Plans

"The IRS is extending the last day of the initial remedial amendment period for Section 403(b) plans from March 31, 2020, to June 30, 2020. Plan sponsors now have until June 30, 2020, to update their pre-approved and individually designed 403(b) plan documents....

"The IRS is extending the following deadlines to July 31, 2020: [1] the April 30, 2020, deadline for employers to adopt a pre-approved defined benefit plan and to submit a determination letter application (if eligible) under the second six-year remedial amendment cycle, and [2] the April 30, 2020, end of the second six-year remedial amendment cycle for pre-approved defined benefit plans, as set forth in Announcement 2018-05. An employer that adopts, by July 31, 2020, a pre-approved defined benefit plan that was approved based on the 2012 Cumulative List will be considered to have timely adopted the plan within the second six-year remedial amendment cycle....

"The third six-year remedial amendment cycle for pre-approved defined benefit plans now will begin on August 1, 2020 (and will still end on January 31, 2025)."

Internal Revenue Service [IRS], Inc.
1298 Minnesota Avenue, Suite H
Winter Park, Florida 32789
(407) 644-4146

Lois Baker, J.D., President
David Rhett Baker, J.D., Editor and Publisher
Holly Horton, Business Manager

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