Updated User Fees for IRS Filings
The IRS just issued the user fees for 2021 in Announcement 2020-14. Unlike in 2018, when the IRS increased user fees overnight with no advance notice (yes, we hold a grudge), the IRS is letting us know several months in advance so that we can take some preemptive action to take advantage of the lower fees while they still apply.
The only fees changing for retirement plans are:
|Type of User Fee||Changes Effective 1/4/2021|
|Form 5300 (application for determination letter)||Old: $2,500
|Form 5307 (application for determination for modified Volume Submitter plan)||Old: $800
|Form 5310||Old: $3,000
|Letter ruling request for Five-Year Automatic Extension of the Amortization Period||Old: $1,000
With these increases coming, it may be wise to submit determination letter requests before the end of the year. The IRS has declined to permit many flexible allocation provisions in preapproved plan documents for Cycle 3. The consequence is that many more employers may need to “color outside the lines” for this restatement, and will want to request a determination letter via Form 5307 to ensure reliance. Employers that can restate quickly can take advantage of the current, lower filing fee.
Updated CARES White Paper
We worked with CUNA Mutual to update the white paper that was published (and passed on to you in a FlashPoint in April), so that it takes into account the additional guidance published by the IRS in late June. You can access the updated version here. Please feel free to download the paper and share it with your friends, colleagues, and clients.
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- Posted by Ferenczy Benefits Law Center
- On August 18, 2020