IRS Developing Presentation About Pre-Approved Plan Program Changes

The agency is seeking input about what to include in its presentation.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is developing a presentation about the pre-approved plans opinion letter program and would like input about what to include.

Last month, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2017-41, which sets forth the procedures for issuing opinion letters regarding the qualification in form of pre-approved plans under Sections 401, 403(a), and 4975(e)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The presentation will cover:

  • The merger of the “master and prototype” and “volume submitter” programs;
  • Differences between standardized and non-standardized plans;
  • The opinion letter application period for defined contribution (DC) plans; and
  • Other changes made by Revenue Procedure 2017-41.

The IRS invites emails to by 5 p.m. ET on September 1, with any suggestions for this presentation. It notes it is unable to respond to each individual email.

The agency plans to post the presentation to the IRS Video Portal in November.