Monday, January 10, 2011

Rev. Rul. 2011-1

This ruling modifies the rules for group trusts described in Rev. Rul. 81-100, 1981-1 C.B. 326, as clarified and modified by Rev. Rul. 2004-67, 2004-2 C.B. 28. The modifications revise the generally applicable rules for these group trusts and, if certain requirements are met, permit the participation in group trusts of custodial accounts under section 403(b)(7), retirement income accounts under section 403(b)(9), and governmental retiree benefit plans under section 401(a)(24). This ruling also modifies the transition relief provided in Rev. Rul. 2008-40, 2008-2 C.B. 166, relating to plans qualifying under section 1165 of the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code (Puerto Rico Code). In addition, this ruling provides related model language that may be used by group trusts to comply with these new provisions. Rev. Ruls. 81-100, 2004-67, and 2008-40 modified.

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