Two-year reprieve granted from Roth catch-up requirement

Employees who participate in a Sec. 401(k) or similar retirement plan and whose prior-year Social Security wages were over $145,000 have been given a two-year reprieve from the new requirement that any catch-up contributions they make to the plan must be designated as after-tax Roth IRA contributions.

Prop. regs. identify monetized installment sales as listed transactions

The IRS disagrees with court decisions requiring notice-and-comment rulemaking to identify listed transactions, but said it is identifying monetized installment sales transactions as listed transactions in proposed regulations “to avoid confusion and ensure consistent enforcement of the tax laws throughout the nation to prevent disruption of the IRS’s ongoing efforts to identify and examine abusive tax shelters.”