IRS Issues Guidance on Loan Modifications

On November 14, 2018, the IRS published new proposed regulations relating to hardship distributions from 401(k) plans and 403(b) plans. The proposed regulations primarily respond to issues raised by changes to hardship distributions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 ("BBA) and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA).

Earlier this week, the IRS issued several highly anticipated guidelines that will allow certain borrowers who are current on their commercial mortgage loan obligations to negotiate and modify their loans without triggering an adverse tax consequence to the holder of the loan. The guidance allows loan servicers to modify these loans regardless of when they mature and whether they are performing if the servicer believes there is a significant risk of future default under the loans.

Widespread principal reductions could save taxpayers $2.8 billion  · Homeowners would see the amount they owe on their home drastically reduced, but the taxpayers who now own Fannie and Freddie would benefit too because principal forgiveness is the best way to avoid a costly foreclosure process. Proponents of principal reduction also believe that it would be a great way to stimulate the economy.

Treasury will decide whether it is appropriate to publish guidance that permits certain modifications to commercial real estate loans. If guidance is appropriate, the IRS and Treasury intend to publish proposed amendments to the REMIC regulations permitting additional types of modifications to commercial real estate loans.

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Following the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act (the "Act") in February 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations in November 2018 which provide implementing guidance for the new rules and modifications made by the Act.

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If the spouse will not retroactively consent to the loan, then the correction must be effected through negotiation with the IRS in a vcp filing (or in the context of an IRS audit). A final change deals with operational defects that occur as a result of permitting a participant to obtain a number of plan loans that exceeds the number permitted by the plan’s terms.