We posted an article earlier this year regarding the requirements for individuals who have to disclose their RRSP or RRIF accounts to the IRS to elect the deferral of any accrued income. One of the covered topics was the late filing of disclosure Form 8891.
The IRS has just released a Private Letter Ruling (PLR, a written memoranda released by the IRS in response to specific enquiries by taxpayers regarding their tax situations) for a married couple who failed to make a timely election. The facts are very similar to many people who have called us with this problem. The IRS allowed the taxpayers in question to make a late filed election.
PLRs are completed on a case-by-case basis and cannot be used as a reference / precedent for a stated position. However, this does shed some light on the IRS’s position for such matters given the same circumstances.
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