Notice 2010-48 administratively extends to July 30, 2010, the April 30 deadline for restating affected pre-approved defined contribution plans and, if applicable, for submitting determination letters to the IRS, to July 30, 2010. The section 401(b) remedial amendment period for these retirement plans is also extended to July 30.
The relief applies to the following disaster situations:
- Connecticut victims of March 2010 severe storms and flooding.
- Tennessee victims of April-May 2010 severe storms and flooding.
- Alabama victims of April 2010 severe storms and flooding.
- Mississippi victims of April 2010 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.
- New Jersey victims of March 2010 storms and flooding.
- Massachusetts victims of March storms and flooding.
- Rhode Island victims of March storms and flooding.
- West Virginia victims of March storms and flooding.
The notice details the scope of the relief provided and further defines the conditions under which a plan qualifies as an affected plan.
A plan is an “affected plan” only if any of the following locations relating to the plan were in the federally declared disaster areas at the time of the disasters:
- The principal place of business of the employer that maintains the plan;
- The principal place of business of the employer that employs more than 50% of the active participants covered by the plan;
- The office of the plan or the plan administrator;
- The office of the primary recordkeeper serving the plan; or
- The office of any adviser that had been retained by the plan or the employer at the time of the storms or other severe weather that is directly involved with the adoption of the plan or the submission of a determination letter application to the IRS.
The IRS said the relief provided by the notice is in addition to the statutory relief already provided by the IRS, under section 7508A of the Internal Revenue Code, to taxpayers affected by the federally declared disasters in these eight states during the period from March through May 2010.
Notice 2010-48 is here.