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Courts, Rather Than IRS, May Be Arbiter Of Church Plan Exemption, Practitioners Say

Courts, Rather Than IRS, May Be Arbiter Of Church Plan Exemption
Outlet: 
Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter
Date Published: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Recent Internal Revenue Service rulings on the "church plan" status of retirement plans sponsored by large hospital systems, including a ruling apparently received by the Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Retirement Plan, indicate that the IRS is disinclined to modify its long-standing interpretation of church plan exemption under federal pension law, practitioners told BNA Aug. 23.

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