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AICPA Offers Recommendations on Required Minimum Distribution Proposal

The American Institute of CPAs offered the Internal Revenue Service a series of recommendations related to proposed regulations for required minimum distributions from individual retirement accounts.

The July 1, 2022, comment letter to the agency covered two specific areas: minimum distribution requirements for designated beneficiaries when death of the employee or IRA owner occurs after the required beginning date, and the definition of employer and guidance for multiple arrangements.

Regarding the minimum distribution requirements, AICPA recommended in the letter that the agency “eliminate the requirement … mandating that a designated beneficiary who is not an eligible designated beneficiary take distribution in each of the 10 years following the death of an employee.”

AICPA also recommended that “the final regulations follow the rule … requiring only that the entire interest is to be distributed no later than by the end of the tenth year following the death of the employee/IRA owner.”

Regarding the definition of employer and guidance related to multiple employer agreements, AICPA recommended “defining the retirement requirement in section 401 (a)(9)-2(b)(1)(ii) as met at the plan level in reference to MEPs [multiple employer plans] and PEPs [pooled employer plans]; when an employee terminates employment with the employer after attaining age 72 and is reemployed with either the same employer or another employer sponsoring the same MEP or PEP prior to attaining their RBD of April 1 the following year.”

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IRS Encourages Tax Professionals to Inform Clients About IP PIN Opt-In Program, IR-2022-140

The IRS, and the Security Summit Partners have encouraged tax professionals to inform their clients about the IRS Identity Protection […]

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IRS Releases Five Year Strategic Plan to Enhance Service to Taxpayers, IR-2022-142

The IRS has released its five-year strategic plan that outlined its goals to improve taxpayer service and tax administration. The plan would […]

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