IRS Revises Scope of Letter-Forwarding Program

On August 31, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2012-35, IRB 2012-37, revising the scope of the IRS letter-forwarding program. Revenue Procedure 2012-35 provides that the IRS will no longer forward letters on behalf of plan sponsors or administrators of qualified retirement plans or qualified termination administrators (QTAs) of abandoned plans under the Department of Labor.