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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

PUBLIC LAW 99-514—OCT. 22, 1986

100 STAT. 2493


The rules of subsections (b), (c), (m), and (o) shall apply." (b) MINIMIZING RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (o) of section 414 (relating to regulations) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "The regulations prescribed under subsection (n) shall include provisions to minimize the recordkeeping requirements of subsection (n) in the case of an employer which has no top-heavy plans (within the meaning of section 416(g)) and which uses the services of persons (other than employees) for an insignificant percentage of the employer's total workload." (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—Section 414(n)(l) is amended by striking out "except to the extent otherwise provided in regulations,". (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in this subsection, the amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 1983. (2) SUBSECTION (axi).—The amendment made by subsection (a)(1) shall apply to services performed after December 31, 1986. (3) RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS.—In the case of years beginning before the date of the enactment of this Act, the last sentence of section 414(o) shall be applied without regard to the requirement that an insignificant percentage of the workload be performed by persons other than employees. SEC. 1147. TAX TREATMENT OF FEDERAL THRIFT SAVINGS FUND.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 7701 is amended by redesignating subsection (j) as subsection (k) and by inserting after subsection (i) the following new subsection: "(j) TAX TREATMENT OF FEDERAL THRIFT SAVINGS FUND.—

"(1) IN GENERAL.—For purposes of this title— "(A) the Thrift Savings Fund shall be treated as a trust described in section 401(a) which is exempt from taxation under section 501(a);

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"(B) any contribution to, or distribution from, the Thrift Savings Fund shall be treated in the same manner as contributions to or distributions from such a trust; and 1 "(C) subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) and any dollar limitation on the application of section 402(a)(8), contributions to the Thrift Savings Fund shall not be treated as distributed or made available to an employee or . Member nor as a contribution made to the Fund by an employee or Member merely because the employee or Member has, under the provisions of subchapter III of chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, and section 8351 of such title 5, an election whether the contribution will be made to the Thrift Savings Fund or received by the employee or Member in cash. "(2)


REQUIREMENTS.—Paragraph (1)(C)

shall not apply to the Thrift Savings Fund unless the Fund meets the antidiscrimination requirements (other than any requirement relating to coverage) applicable to arrangements described in section 401(k) and to matching contributions. Rules similar to the rules of sections 401(k)(8) and 401(m)(8) (relating