IR-2021-148, July 9, 2021
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today provided guidance for multiemployer qualified retirement plans that receive special financial assistance from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and for participants and beneficiaries in those plans.
Notice 2021-38 provides guidance under provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 regarding special financial assistance paid by the PBGC to eligible multiemployer defined benefit pension plans that are financially at risk.
The notice provides direction for multiemployer plans, and specifically addresses three important areas regarding:
PBGC guidance on the application process for special financial assistance can be found at the PBGC website.