The IRS announced that, effective October 1, 2015, Employee Plans (?Ç£EP?Ç¥) will no longer answer technical questions by e-mail. Due to recent staffing changes, EP no longer has the resources to do research and provide answers for legal topics. Instead, the IRS is directing employers to its online resources and recommending that employers request a private letter ruling. A private letter ruling is a written statement that interprets and applies tax laws to a taxpayer?ÇÖs specific set of facts. The IRS announcement is available here.