The Internal Revenue Service has partially withdrawn some of the rules it had earlier proposed on limiting rollovers from individual retirement arrangements.

In REG- 209459-78, the IRS noted last week that the partial withdrawal of the proposed regulation will affect individuals who maintain IRAs and financial institutions that are trustees, custodians, or issuers of IRAs. Section 408(d) of the Tax Code governs distributions from IRAs and generally provides that any amount distributed from an IRA is includible in gross income by the payee or distributee. A payee or distributee of an IRA distribution is allowed to exclude from gross income any amount paid or distributed from an IRA that is subsequently paid into an IRA not later than the 60th day after the day on which the payee or distributee receives the distribution. An individual is permitted to make only one nontaxable rollover in any one-year period.

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