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Section 411(d)(6) Protected Benefits; Correction

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


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This document contains corrections to final regulations that were published in the Federal Register on August 9, 2006 (71 FR 45379) that provide guidance on certain issues under section 411(d)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), including the interaction between the anti-cutback rules of section 411(d)(6) and the nonforfeitability requirements of section 411(a).


This correction is effective August 9, 2006.

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Pamela R. Kinard, at (202) 622-6060 (not a toll-free number).

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The final regulations that are the subject of this correction are under section 411(d)(6) of the Code.

Need for Correction

As published, the final regulations (TD 9280), contain errors that may prove to be misleading and are in need of clarification.

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List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 1

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Correction of Publication

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Authority: 26 U.S.C 7805 * * *

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Section 411 (d)(6) protected benefits.

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(3) * * * However, such an amendment does not violate section 411(d)(6) to the extent it applies with respect to benefits that accrue after the applicable amendment date.

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(ii) * * * A method of avoiding a section 411 (d)(6) violation with respect to account balances attributable to benefits accrued as of the applicable amendment date and earnings thereon would be for Plan D to provide for the vested percentage of G and each other participant in Plan E to be no less than the greater of the vesting percentages under the two vesting schedules (for example, for G and each other participant in Plan E to be 20% vested upon completion of 3 years of service, 40% vested upon completion of 4 years of service, and fully vested upon completion of 5 years of service) for those account balances and earnings.

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Cynthia Grigsby,

Senior Federal Liaison Officer, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration).

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[FR Doc. 06-7862 Filed 9-20-06; 8:45 am]