72t.net shutting down May 1st

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Gryphon
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72t.net shutting down May 1st

Post by Gryphon » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:16 pm

The owner of 72t.net has posted in a comment thread that the site is shutting down on May 1st. If there's any information over there that you want, make sure to get it before the end of the month.

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Re: 72t.net shutting down May 1st

Post by rkhusky » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:31 pm

Hopefully much of the content is captured on archive.org.

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Re: 72t.net shutting down May 1st

Post by Alan S. » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:54 pm

Gryphon wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:16 pm
The owner of 72t.net has posted in a comment thread that the site is shutting down on May 1st. If there's any information over there that you want, make sure to get it before the end of the month.
Excellent advice. Would be great if someone or some firm steps in and create another dedicated site for 72t plans. If this happens, there will probably still be several months or possibly even years before that happens. The problem is that the IRS has published very little detailed guidance on these plans, which results in IRS PLRs interpreting much of RR 2002-62.

For anyone really interested, either bookmark this or download it: http://retireearlyhomepage.com/rpt003e4.pdf
This document is old, but the vast majority of it is still on point.

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Re: 72t.net shutting down May 1st

Post by mariezzz » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:54 am

rkhusky wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:31 pm
Hopefully much of the content is captured on archive.org.
I hadn't spent much time with this site because I probably won't do a 72t, but there is an outside chance. There is a lot of valuable information in the forum posts. It would be a shame to have that resource be lost. They can be archived, but it's not really all that easy to access in the same way that the forum is. It would be good if somehow, the owner would agree to transfer ownership of the forum to someone else.

This is an interesting issue - how to ensure these sorts of web sites persist even after the owner(s) is no longer interested in maintaining them. The knowledge in the posts comes from a group, even if the site is owned by an individual.

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Re: 72t.net shutting down May 1st

Post by Phineas J. Whoopee » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:44 pm

That's too bad. It's a great resource for people with reason to consider an SEPP plan.
PJW

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