IRS Allows Temporary Electronic Submission of Letter Ruling and Determination Letter Requests

On April 30, 2020, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2020-29. The notice allows for the electronic submission of requests for letter rulings, closing agreements, determination letters and information letters. As background, taxpayers can request advice from the IRS on a number of issues. Additionally, the IRS provides determination letters that indicate whether a company’s employee benefits plan meets the requirements to be a qualified plan.

This revenue procedure allows for taxpayers to make these requests electronically by facsimile or compressed and encrypted email. It also allows for electronic signatures as long as the prescribed procedures are followed.

The revenue procedure is effective as of April 30, 2020, and continues until it is modified or superseded. Plan sponsors that are seeking letter rulings or determination letters should consider whether they would like to file the requests electronically.

Revenue Procedure 2020-29 »