Los Angeles counsel Heather Abrigo spoke at the San Diego Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Council on January 19, 2015. Heather discussed the recent changes at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and how those changes will impact the administration of plans going forward, with a particular focus on the elimination of the favorable determination letter application process.

Heather also covered the IRS 2015-2016 Priority Guidance Plan and what is in the pipeline, as well as some of the current IRS projects that result in a compliance check letter for some employers and the difference between a compliance check and examination.

The program also discussed some of the latest Department of Labor initiatives, how investigations have changed over the past year, and what employers need to know before responding to that initial document request.  

Source: Western Pension & Benefits Council