Internal Revenue Code 6707A and Section 79: Breaking Down the Problem
by Lance WallachThe IRS is fussy about its forms, and people involved in 419 and 412i plans discovered that the hard way. Now the IRS is starting to target Section 79 plans, and business owners are running into the same 6707A issues that the 412i and 419 plan participants had. Knowing this history could help someone considering a Section 79 plan avoid those very major headaches.
I have received hundreds of phone calls from business owners who improperly filed Form 8886, usually with the help of their accountants or the plan promoter. They got the fine for either improperly filing, or for making mistakes on the form. I only know of two people in the entire country who have consistently prepared these forms properly.