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FASB staff members issue implementation guidance ( www.fasb.org/q&a87.pdf ) on FASB statement no. 87, Employers’ Accounting for Pensions. The advisory addresses the impact the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act’s expiration after 2010 will have on temporary exceptions the legislation permitted to IRC section 415(b) limits on the amount of payments a qualified defined benefit plan could make to its participants.

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