20-May-11

Restrictive IRS Guidance for 457(f) Plans Likely to be Issued in 2011

After a lengthy period of silence, it appears that the IRS is getting ready to issue the long-anticipated regulations governing Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 457(f) plans. As a reminder, 457(f) plans are nonqualified deferred compensation plans that may be sponsored by tax-exempt and governmental entities and provide for greater tax deferral opportunities than are available under 457(b) plans (which generally limit deferrals to $16,500 annually, plus certain catch-up contributions).

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