The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries wrote to the IRS this week to object to certain paperwork requirements arising from the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key portion of the Defense of Marriage Act.

ASPPA said in its letter that retirement plan documents should not have to be amended to include a definition of “spouse.” Many retirement plan documents don’t use gender-specific language when speaking about a spouse, but some do. In those cases, ASPPA recommends that interim amendments to plan documents not be required before the end of the plan’s next remedial amendment cycle.

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