ASPPA Webcast: EPCRS Corrections: Strategies and Negotiation Tips When Dealing with the IRS

Available through January 14, 2017


Speaker: Ilene H. Ferenczy, Esq., CPC, APA, Managing Partner, Ferenczy Benefits Law Center LLP, Atlanta, GA


The webcast outline is available here.

Often, correction of a plan’s disqualifying defect(s) can be done only with IRS approval.  Perhaps the defect was discovered by the IRS during an audit, requiring that the problem be resolved through an IRS-approved closing agreement.  Alternatively, perhaps the defect was submitted for resolution with the IRS under the Voluntary Correction Program, which also requires IRS approval of the method of correction.  When you are working with the government in any correction process, understanding how the EPCRS negotiation process works and potential strategies that can be employed are critical elements in achieving the best result for all concerned parties.  Attorney Ilene Ferenczy of Ferenczy Benefits Law Center will share her many years of experience in dealing with the IRS in this case-study-intensive webcast.

Key Takeaways:

1.       Determine what types of corrections require IRS approval

2.       Discover the factors that influence the IRS approval process

3.       Make use of strategies to effectively negotiate with the IRS



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    Live – 01/14/2016

    Recorded  – 01/14/2017

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    Ilene H. Ferenczy is managing partner of Ferenczy Benefits Law Center, an employee benefits law firm with offices in Atlanta, GA and Knoxville, TN.  Ilene advises clients on all types of employee benefit plans, particularly focusing her practice on qualified retirement plans, benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions, and advising third-party administrators of employee benefit programs on technical and practice issues.  Her book, Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions, is now in its 16th edition.  Ms. Ferenczy is a member of ASPPA’s Leadership Council, a former co-chair of ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee, and the 2007 recipient of ASPPA’s Educator of the Year Award.  In 2012 she was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Council.


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