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Notice to Participants of Consequences of Failing To Defer Receipt of Qualified Retirement Plan Distributions; Expansion of Applicable Election Period and Period for Notices; Hearing Cancellation

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AGENCY:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Cancellation of notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This document cancels a public hearing on proposed rulemaking that would provide that the notice required under section 411(a)(11) to be provided to a participant of his or her right, if any, to defer receipt of an immediately distributable benefit must also describe the consequences of failing to defer receipt of the distribution. The proposed rulemaking would also Start Printed Page 7022provide that the applicable election period for waiving the qualified joint and survivor annuity form of benefit under section 417 is the 180-day period ending on the annuity starting date, and that a notice required to be provided under section 402(f), section 411(a)(11), or section 417 may be provided to a participant as much as 180 days before the annuity starting date (or, for a notice under section 402(f), the distribution date). These regulations would affect administrators of, employers maintaining, participants in, and beneficiaries of tax-favored retirement plans.

DATES:

The public hearing, originally scheduled for Friday, February 20, 2009, at 10 a.m. is cancelled.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Funmi Taylor of the Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration) at (202) 622-7180 (not a toll-free number).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A notice of proposed rulemaking and a notice of public hearing that appeared in the Federal Register on Thursday, October 9, 2008 (73 FR 59575) announced that a public hearing was scheduled for February 20, 2009, at 10 a.m. in the IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The subject of the public hearing is under sections 402(f), 411(a)(11), and 417 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The public comment period for the proposed rulemaking expired on January 7, 2008. The notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of public hearing instructed those interested in testifying at the public hearing to submit an outline of the topics to be addressed. As of Wednesday, February 4, 2009, no one has requested to speak. Therefore, the public hearing scheduled for February 20, 2009, is cancelled.

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LaNita VanDyke,

Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel, (Procedure and Administration).

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[FR Doc. E9-3066 Filed 2-11-09; 8:45 am]

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