26 U.S. Code § 6039D - Returns and records with respect to certain fringe benefit plans

(a) In general
Every employer maintaining a specified fringe benefit plan during any year beginning after December 31, 1984, for any portion of which the applicable exclusion applies, shall file a return (at such time and in such manner as the Secretary shall by regulations prescribe) with respect to such plan showing for such year—
(1) the number of employees of the employer,
(2) the number of employees of the employer eligible to participate under the plan,
(3) the number of employees participating under the plan,
(4) the total cost of the plan during the year,
(5) the name, address, and taxpayer identification number of the employer and the type of business in which the employer is engaged, and
(6) the number of highly compensated employees among the employees described in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3).
(b) Recordkeeping requirement
Each employer maintaining a specified fringe benefit plan during any year shall keep such records as may be necessary for purposes of determining whether the requirements of the applicable exclusion are met.
(c) Additional information when required by the Secretary
Any employer—
(1) who maintains a specified fringe benefit plan during any year for which a return is required under subsection (a), and
(2) who is required by the Secretary to file an additional return for such year,
shall file such additional return. Such additional return shall be filed at such time and in such manner as the Secretary shall prescribe and shall contain such information as the Secretary shall prescribe. The Secretary may require returns under this subsection only from a representative group of employers.
(d) Definitions and special rules
For purposes of this section—
(1) Specified fringe benefit plan
The term “specified fringe benefit plan” means any plan under section 79, 105, 106, 120, 125, 127, 129, or 137.
(2) Applicable exclusion
The term “applicable exclusion” means, with respect to any specified fringe benefit plan, the section specified under paragraph (1) under which benefits under such plan are excludable from gross income.
(3) Special rule for multiemployer plans
In the case of a multiemployer plan, the plan shall be required to provide any information required by this section which the Secretary determines, on the basis of the agreement between the plan and employer, is held by the plan (and not the employer).

Source

(Added Pub. L. 98–611, § 1(d)(1),Oct. 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 3176; amended Pub. L. 99–514, title XI, § 1151(h), title XVIII, § 1879(d)(1),Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2507, 2906; Pub. L. 100–647, title I, § 1011B(a)(24), title III, § 3021(a)(15)(A),Nov. 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 3486, 3631; Pub. L. 101–508, title XI, § 11704(a)(24),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1388–519; Pub. L. 105–34, title XVI, § 1601(h)(2)(D)(iii),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 1092.)
Codification

Another section 6039D, added Pub. L. 98–612, § 1(b)(1),Oct. 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 3180, also related to returns and records with respect to certain fringe benefits, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–514, title XVIII, § 1879(d)(2),Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2906, effective, except as otherwise provided, as if included in the provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1984, Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, to which such repeal relates, see section 1881 ofPub. L. 99–514, set out as a note under section 48 of this title.
Amendments

1997—Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 105–34substituted “129, or 137” for “or 129”.
1990—Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 101–508substituted “the employer).” for “the employer)”.
1988—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100–647, § 1011B(a)(24), amended directory language of Pub. L. 99–514, § 1151(h)(3), see 1986 Amendment note below.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 100–647, § 3021(a)(15)(A)(ii), inserted “and special rules” after “Definitions” in heading.
Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 100–647, § 3021(a)(15)(A)(i), added par. (3).
1986—Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 99–514, § 1151(h)(2), added par. (6).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 99–514, § 1151(h)(3), as amended by Pub. L. 100–647, § 1011B(a)(24), inserted at end “The Secretary may require returns under this subsection only from a representative group of employers.”
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 99–514, § 1151(h)(1), amended subsec. (d) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (1) defined a specified fringe benefit plan as (A) any qualified group legal services plan (as defined in section 120), (B) any cafeteria plan (as defined in section 125), and (C) any educational assistance plan (as defined in section 127), and par. (2) defined “applicable exclusion” as meaning (A) section 120 in the case of a qualified legal group services plan, (B) section 125 in the case of a cafeteria plan, and (C) section 127 in the case of an educational assistance plan.
Pub. L. 99–514, § 1879(d)(1), in amending subsec. (d) generally, added subpars. (1)(A) and (2)(A). Former subpars. (1)(A) and (B) and (2)(A) and (B) were redesignated as subpars. (1)(B) and (C) and (2)(B) and (C), respectively.
Effective Date of 1997 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–34effective as if included in the provisions of the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104–188, to which it relates, see section 1601(j) ofPub. L. 105–34, set out as a note under section 23 of this title.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Amendment by section 1011B(a)(24) ofPub. L. 100–647effective, except as otherwise provided, as if included in the provision of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99–514, to which such amendment relates, see section 1019(a) ofPub. L. 100–647, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.
Pub. L. 100–647, title III, § 3021(a)(15)(B),Nov. 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 3631, provided that: “The amendments made by this paragraph [amending this section] shall apply to years beginning after 1984.”
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by section 1151(h) ofPub. L. 99–514applicable to years beginning after Dec. 31, 1988, with certain qualifications and exceptions, see section 1151(k) ofPub. L. 99–514, as amended, set out as a note under section 79 of this title.
Amendment by section 1879(d)(1) ofPub. L. 99–514effective, except as otherwise provided, as if included in the provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1984, Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, to which such amendment relates, see section 1881 ofPub. L. 99–514, set out as a note under section 48 of this title.
Effective Date

Section effective Jan. 1, 1985, see section 1(g)(2) ofPub. L. 98–611, set out as an Effective Date of 1984 Amendment note under section 127 of this title.
Nonenforcement of Amendment Made by Section 1151 of Pub. L. 99–514 for Fiscal Year 1990

No monies appropriated by Pub. L. 101–136to be used to implement or enforce section 1151 ofPub. L. 99–514or the amendments made by such section, see section 528 ofPub. L. 101–136, set out as a note under section 89 of this title.
Plan Amendments Not Required Until January 1, 1989

For provisions directing that if any amendments made by subtitle A or subtitle C of title XI [§§ 1101–1147 and 1171–1177] or title XVIII [§§ 1800–1899A] of Pub. L. 99–514require an amendment to any plan, such plan amendment shall not be required to be made before the first plan year beginning on or after Jan. 1, 1989, see section 1140 ofPub. L. 99–514, as amended, set out as a note under section 401 of this title.

 

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