On March 27, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) posted on its website that the initial remedial amendment period for 403(b) Plans that was due to expire on March 31, has been extended to June 30, 2020, providing immediate relief to employers sponsoring 403(b) Plans. In this same posting, the IRS provided relief to employers adopting pre-approved defined benefits plans by extending the second six-year remedial amendment cycle for pre-approved defined benefit plans from April 30 to July 31, 2020. The posting indicates that the IRS will be issuing formal guidance regarding the extended deadlines. In the meantime, information can be found now on the IRS's website.
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