Delay of IRS Revenue Ruling 2006-57 on 132 Transportation Debit Cards

The purpose of this notice is to delay the effective date of Revenue Ruling 2006-57, 2006-47 I.R.B. 911. Revenue Ruling 2006-57 provides guidance to employers on the use of smartcards, debit or credit cards, or other electronic media to provide qualified transportation fringes under Internal Revenue Code §§ 132(a)(5) and 132(f).

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Proposed Regulations Issued for Cafeteria Plans

On August 3, 2006, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations regarding cafeteria plans. These rules replace the previously-proposed and temporary regulations issued intermittently between May 1984 and March 2000.

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