Employee benefits professionals are inquiring about relief options for proposed regulations for required minimum distributions (RMDs). According to this Tax Notes article, the proposed regulations would make determining the RMDs during the plan participant’s lifetime and the designated beneficiary more challenging for plan sponsors, IRA trustees and custodians, and third-party administrators. One of the major concerns is the implementation of the 10-year distribution period for most beneficiaries of individuals who die in 2020 or later. McDermott Partner Todd Solomon said the 10-year distribution period is a “somewhat surprising development [that] is likely to leave some beneficiaries and their advisers confused and frustrated because of the added layer of complexity and the inability to stretch distributions as under prior law.”