Joint TE/GE Council Employee Plans Annual Meeting

February 25-26
Online Webinar

On February 25-26, there will be a joint TE/GE Council Employee Plans Annual Meeting. Ken Ginder will be speaking on Friday, February 26 at 3:00 PM on the IRS Practitioner Panel where representatives of each regional TE/GE Council discuss an issue of current interest in their region.

The Joint TE/GC Council is made of five regional councils: The Great Lakes Area TE/GE Council, the Gulf Coast Area TE/GE Council, the Pacific Coast Area TE/GE Council, the Northeast Pension Liaison Group, and the Mid-Atlantic Pension Liaison Group. The Joint TE/GE Council is composed of leading practitioners from across the U.S. and its primary objective is to maintain lines of communications between practitioners and IRS’ Tax Exempt/Governmental Entities (“TE/GE”) Division and the U.S. DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (“EBSA”).

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