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IRS Extends Transition Relief for Required Minimum Distributions in 2024, Notice 2024-35

The IRS announced that final regulations related to required minimum distributions (RMDs) under Code Sec. 401(a)(9) will apply no earlier than the 2025 distribution calendar year. In addition, the IRS has provided transition relief for 2024 for certain distributions made to designated beneficiaries under the 10-year rule. The transition relief extends similar relief granted in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

SECURE Act Changes

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act) (P.L. 116-94) changed the RMD rules for employees and IRA owners who died after December 31, 2019. Under Code Sec. 401(a)(9)(H)(i), if an employee in a defined contribution plan or IRA owner has a designated beneficiary, the 5-year distribution period has been lengthened to 10 years, and the 10-year rule applies regardless of whether the employee dies before the required beginning date. Proposed regulations would interpret the 10-year rule to require the beneficiary of an employee who died after his required beginning date to continue to take an annual RMD beginning in the first calendar year after the employee’s death. This aspect of the 10-year rule differs from the 5-year rule, which required no RMD until the end of the 5-year period. Thus, the IRS provided transition relief for 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Guidance for Specified RMDs for 2024

Under the transition guidance, a defined contribution plan will not be treated as having failed to satisfyCode Sec. 401(a)(9) for failing to make an RMD in 2024 that would have been required under the proposed regulations. The relief also applies to an individual who would have been liable for an excise tax under Code Sec. 4974. The guidance applies to any distribution that, under the interpretation included in the proposed regulations, would be required to be made under Code Sec. 401(a)(9) in 2024 under a defined contribution plan or IRA that is subject to the rules of Code Sec. 401(a)(9)(H) for the year in which the employee (or designated beneficiary) died if that payment would be required to be made to:

Applicability Date of Final Regulations

The IRS has announced that final regulations regarding RMDs under Code Sec. 401(a)(9) and related provisions are anticipated to apply for determining RMDs for calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 2025.

Notice 2024-35

FL - Gas and Sulfur production tax rates for 2024-2025 announced

Florida has issued the severance tax rates for the production of gas and sulfur effective July 1, 2024, through June […]

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FL - Gas and Sulfur production tax rates for 2024-2025 announced

No Further Funding Cuts For IRS In FY24

Other than a planned repurposing of Inflation Reduction Act supplemental funding, the Internal Revenue Service saw no other cuts as the President signed off on the resolution […]

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No Further Funding Cuts For IRS In FY24

IRS Updates FAQ on Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits (FS-2024-14; IR-2024-111)

The IRS updated frequently asked questions (FAQ) on New, Previously Owned and Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits. These FAQs provide guidance on how the Inflation Reduction […]

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IRS Updates FAQ on Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits (FS-2024-14; IR-2024-111)

2024 Foreign Housing Expense Amounts Released, Notice 2024-31

KPMG TaxNewsFlash – United States March 20, 2024 The IRS today released Notice 2024-31 [PDF 156 KB] providing the adjustments to the limitation on housing expenses, under […]

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2024 Foreign Housing Expense Amounts Released, Notice 2024-31

Energy Efficient Property and Improvement Rebate Guidance Issued, Announcement 2024-19; IR-2024-97

The IRS has issued an announcement that addresses the federal income tax treatment of amounts paid for the purchase of energy efficient property and improvements. Taxpayers who […]

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Energy Efficient Property and Improvement Rebate Guidance Issued, Announcement 2024-19; IR-2024-97

IRS Criminal Investigation Releases COVID Fraud Conviction Statistics, IR-2024-83

The IRS released statistics that showed 1,644 tax and money-laundering cases related to COVID fraud, totaling $9 billion investigated by the Criminal Investigation (CI). CI is the law enforcement […]

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IRS Criminal Investigation Releases COVID Fraud Conviction Statistics, IR-2024-83

IRS Releases Major Filing Numbers Showing Service Improvements, IR-2024-109

Reflecting on the 2024 tax filing season, the IRS released major filing numbers for the season. The agency highlighted a variety of improvements that dramatically expanded service for millions of taxpayers during […]

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IRS Releases Major Filing Numbers Showing Service Improvements, IR-2024-109

IRS Wraps Up Dirty Dozen, Warns of Bogus Tax Avoidance Strategies (IR-2024-105)

The IRS has wrapped up the 2024 Dirty Dozen campaign, with a warning to taxpayers to beware of promoters selling bogus tax avoidance strategies. Promoters have been peddling elaborate bogus schemes to […]

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IRS Wraps Up Dirty Dozen, Warns of Bogus Tax Avoidance Strategies (IR-2024-105)

FL - Tax rate on commercial rentals reduced from 4.5% to 2% effective june 1, 2024

Effective June 1, 2024, the Florida sales tax rate imposed on the total rent charged for renting, leasing, letting, or […]

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FL - Tax rate on commercial rentals reduced from 4.5% to 2% effective june 1, 2024

FL - Solid mineral tax rates for 2024 announced

Florida has released the severance tax rates on the production of heavy minerals and other solid minerals for 2024. From […]

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FL - Solid mineral tax rates for 2024 announced