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February 16, 2009

Notification letter

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Notification letter

Definition

Letter issued by the IRS or to the IRS , notifying the receiving party about the qualified status of a plan, or seeking a determination as to the qualified status of a plan.

Examples of notification letters include the following:

  • Notification Letter – A “notification letter” is a written statement issued by the Service to a regional prototype plan sponsor or mass submitter under Rev. Proc. 89-13 as to the acceptability of the form of an M&P plan and any related trust or custodial account under §§ 401(a), 403(a), and 501(a). Revenue Procedure 2000-20
  • TRA ’86 Opinion or Notification Letter – A “TRA ’86 opinion or notification letter” is a favorable opinion or notification letter issued by the Service on or after January 4, 1990, under Rev. Proc. 89-9 or Rev. Proc. 89-13, which considers the effect of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99-514 (TRA ’86). Revenue Procedure 2000-20
    1. Notification letters to the IRS may include those from the plan sponsor, regarding the plans failure to operate in compliance with regulatory requirements, and the corrective procedures that has been or will be taken.

Referring Cite

Revenue Procedure 2000-20, IRS plan correction procedures

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Denise Appleby

Denise is CEO of Appleby Retirement Consulting Inc., a firm that provides IRA resources for financial/ tax/legal professionals. She has over 20 years of experience in the retirement plans field, which includes training and technical consultation.

Denise writes and publishes educational /marketing tools for advisors; available at http://irapublications.com. Denise co-authored several books on IRAs

Denise is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School, where she obtained a Masters of Jurisprudence in Employee Benefits, and has earned 5 professional retirement designations.
She has appeared on numerous media programs, sharing her insights on retirement tax laws.

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