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Required Distributions From Retirement Plans

Federal Register, June 15, 2004, Page 33288-33302


Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Final regulations.


This document contains final regulations concerning required minimum distributions under section 401(a)(9) for defined benefit plans and annuity contracts providing benefits under qualified plans, individual retirement plans, and section 403(b) contracts. This document also contains a change to the separate account rules in the final regulations concerning required minimum distributions for defined contribution plans. These final regulations provide the public with guidance necessary to comply with the law and will affect administrators of, participants in, and beneficiaries of qualified plans; institutions that sponsor and administer individual retirement plans, individuals who use individual retirement plans for retirement income, and beneficiaries of individual retirement plans; and employees for whom amounts are contributed to section 403(b) annuity contracts, custodial accounts, or retirement income accounts and beneficiaries of such contracts and accounts.


Effective Date: These regulations are effective June 15, 2004. Applicability Date: These regulations apply for purposes of determining required minimum distributions for calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 2003.

Further Information

Cathy Vohs at (202) 622-6090.