Generation-Skipping Transfers (GST) Section 6011 Regulations and Amendments to the Section 6112 Regulations, 70340-70342 [2011-29313]

Download as PDF 70340 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 219 / Monday, November 14, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Supplement No. 4 to Part 748 [Amended] 10. Amend Supplement No. 4 to Part 748 by removing the entire entry for ‘‘Liechtenstein’’. ■ Dated: November 7, 2011. Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–29357 Filed 11–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Parts 26 and 301 [TD 9556] RIN 1545–BG89 Generation-Skipping Transfers (GST) Section 6011 Regulations and Amendments to the Section 6112 Regulations Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Final regulations. AGENCY: This document contains final regulations that provide rules relating to the disclosure of listed transactions and transactions of interest with respect to the generation-skipping transfer tax under section 6011 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), conforming amendments under sections 6111 and 6112, and rules relating to the preparation and maintenance of lists with respect to reportable transactions under section 6112. The regulations affect taxpayers participating in listed transactions and transactions of interest and material advisors to such transactions. The final regulations also contain rules under section 6112 that affect material advisors to reportable transactions. These regulations provide guidance regarding the length of time a material advisor has to prepare the list that must be maintained after the list maintenance requirement first arises with respect to a reportable transaction. These regulations also clarify guidance regarding designation agreements. DATES: These regulations are effective November 14, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles D. Wien, (202) 622–3070 (not a toll-free number). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Background This document contains final regulations that amend 26 CFR part 26 to provide rules for purposes of the generation-skipping transfer tax that require the disclosure of listed VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:08 Nov 10, 2011 Jkt 226001 transactions and transactions of interest by certain taxpayers on their Federal tax returns under section 6011. This document also contains final regulations that modify and clarify some of the rules under 26 CFR part 301 relating to the disclosure obligations of material advisors under section 6111 and the list maintenance requirements of material advisors with respect to reportable transactions under section 6112. On July 31, 2007, the IRS and Treasury Department issued final regulations under section 6011 (TD 9350; 72 FR 43146), 6111 (TD 9351; 72 FR 43157) and 6112 (TD 9352; 72 FR 43154) (the July 2007 regulations) that were published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2007. In the July 2007 regulations, the IRS and Treasury Department amended 26 CFR parts 20, 25, 31, 53, 54, and 56 to provide that certain taxpayers would be required to disclose transactions of interest, in addition to listed transactions, on their Federal tax returns under section 6011. On September 10, 2009, the IRS and Treasury Department issued a notice of proposed rulemaking under sections 6011, 6111, and 6112 (REG–136563–07) (the September 2009 proposed regulations). The September 2009 proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register (74 FR 46705) on September 11, 2009. In response to the September 2009 proposed regulations, the IRS and Treasury Department received two written public comments. A public hearing was not requested. After consideration of the comments received, the IRS and Treasury Department are adopting the proposed regulations without change. Explanation of Comments Two commentators expressed concern that if the IRS and Treasury Department designate a transaction involving gift, estate, or generation-skipping transfer taxes as a listed transaction or transaction of interest, that a corporate fiduciary, merely by acting as an executor or trustee with respect to an estate or trust that is incidental to the transaction, would be treated as a material advisor under section 6112 and the regulations thereunder. One of the commentators proposed that the September 2009 proposed regulations and existing final regulations under sections 6011, 6111, and 6112 be amended to require public comment before a transaction involving Chapters 11, 12, and 13 of the Code can be designated as a listed transaction or transaction of interest. The IRS and Treasury Department believe that in the situation described PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 by the commentators the existing regulations under sections 6111 and 6112 properly address which parties are material advisors, and transactions involving gift, estate, or generationskipping transfer taxes should not be treated differently than other transactions. A fiduciary will not be treated as a material advisor merely by acting as an executor or trustee with respect to an estate or trust that is incidental to a transaction. A fiduciary will be treated as a material advisor only if the fiduciary provides material aid, assistance or advice as described in § 301.6111–3(b)(2), the fiduciary directly or indirectly derives gross income in excess of the threshold amount as described in § 301.6111– 3(b)(3), and the transaction is entered into by the taxpayer. In addition, the regulations are not amended to require advance notice before designating a transaction as a transaction of interest or as a listed transaction as suggested by a commentator. In appropriate circumstances, the IRS and Treasury Department may choose to publish advance notice of a transaction of interest and request comments in certain circumstances. The IRS and Treasury Department will determine whether to provide advance notice and a request for comments on a transaction by transaction basis. Accordingly, the proposed regulations will be adopted without change. Special Analyses It has been determined that this Treasury decision is not a significant regulatory action as defined in Executive Order 12866. Therefore, a regulatory assessment is not required. It has also been determined that section 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 5) does not apply to these regulations. It is hereby certified that the collection of information in these regulations will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This certification is based on the fact that most of the material advisors affected by these regulations are not small entities and for those material advisors that are small entities most of the information is already required under the current regulations. Any additional recordkeeping burdens on material advisors that result from this regulation are insubstantial. Also, the collection of information referenced in these regulations has been approved under OMB control number 1545–1686. The clarification and new information required by these final regulations add little or no new burden to those existing E:\FR\FM\14NOR1.SGM 14NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 219 / Monday, November 14, 2011 / Rules and Regulations requirements. Therefore, a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 6) is not required. Pursuant to section 7805(f) of the Code, the notice of proposed rulemaking preceding these regulations was submitted to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comment on its impact on small business. Drafting Information The principal author of these regulations is Charles D. Wien, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries). However, other personnel from the IRS and Treasury Department participated in their development. List of Subjects 26 CFR Part 301 Employment taxes, Estate taxes, Excise taxes, Gift taxes, Income taxes, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Adoption of Amendments to the Regulations Accordingly, 26 CFR parts 26 and 301 are amended as follows: PART 26—GENERATION-SKIPPING TRANSFER TAX REGULATIONS UNDER THE TAX REFORM ACT OF 1986 Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 26 is amended to read in part as follows: ■ Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * * Section 26.6011–4 also issued under 26 U.S.C. 6011 * * * Par. 2. Section 26.6011–4 is added to read as follows: ■ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 26.6011–4 Requirement of statement disclosing participation in certain transactions by taxpayers. (a) In general. If a transaction is identified as a listed transaction or a transaction of interest as defined in § 1.6011–4 of this chapter by the Commissioner in published guidance, and the listed transaction or transaction of interest involves a tax on generationskipping transfers under chapter 13 of subtitle B of the Internal Revenue Code, the transaction must be disclosed in the manner stated in such published guidance. (b) Effective/applicability date. This section applies to listed transactions and transactions of interest entered into on or after November 14, 2011. 16:08 Nov 10, 2011 Jkt 226001 Par. 3. The authority citation for part 301 continues to read in part as follows: ■ Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * * Par. 4. Section 301.6111–3 is amended as follows: ■ a. Paragraphs (b)(2)(i)(A) and (b)(3)(i)(B) are amended by adding the language ‘‘26.6011–4,’’ after each occurrence of ‘‘25.6011–4,’’. ■ b. Paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(13) are amended by adding the language ‘‘26.6011–4,’’ after ‘‘25.6011–4,’’. ■ c. Paragraph (i)(1) is revised. The revision reads as follows: ■ § 301.6111–3 Disclosure of reportable transactions. * 26 CFR Part 26 Estate taxes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. VerDate Mar<15>2010 PART 301—PROCEDURE AND ADMINISTRATION * * * * (i) Effective/applicability date—(1) In general. This section applies to transactions with respect to which a material advisor makes a tax statement on or after August 3, 2007. However, this section applies to transactions of interest entered into on or after November 2, 2006, with respect to which a material advisor makes a tax statement under this section on or after November 2, 2006. Paragraphs (b)(2)(i)(A), (b)(3)(i)(B), (c)(2), and (c)(13) of this section apply to transactions with respect to which a material advisor makes a tax statement under this section after November 14, 2011. Paragraph (h) of this section applies to ruling requests received on or after November 2, 2006. Otherwise, the rules that apply on or before November 14, 2011 are contained in this section in effect prior to November 14, 2011 (see 26 CFR part 301 revised as of April 1, 2011). * * * * * ■ Par. 5. Section 301.6112–1 is amended as follows: ■ 1. Paragraph (b)(1) is revised. ■ 2. Paragraphs (c)(3) and (c)(12) are amended by adding the language ‘‘26.6011–4,’’ after ‘‘25.6011–4,’’. ■ 3. Paragraphs (f) and (g) are revised. The revisions read as follows: § 301.6112–1 Material advisors of reportable transactions must keep lists of advisees, etc. * * * * * (b) * * * (1) In general. A separate list must be prepared and maintained for each reportable transaction. However, one list must be maintained for substantially similar transactions. A material advisor will have 30 calendar days from the date the list maintenance requirement first arises (see § 301.6111–3(b)(4) and paragraph (a) of this section) with PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 70341 respect to a reportable transaction to prepare the list that must be maintained under this section with respect to that transaction. The Commissioner in his discretion also may provide in published guidance designating a transaction as a reportable transaction a list preparation time period greater than 30 calendar days. If a list is requested under this section during the list preparation time period, the request for the list will be treated as having been made on the day after the list preparation time period ends. A list must be maintained in a form that enables the IRS to determine without undue delay or difficulty the information required in paragraph (b)(3) of this section. The Commissioner in his discretion may provide in published guidance a form or method for maintaining or furnishing the list. * * * * * (f) Designation agreements. If more than one material advisor is required to maintain a list of persons for a reportable transaction, in accordance with paragraph (b) of this section, the material advisors may designate by written agreement a single material advisor (the designated material advisor) to maintain the list or a portion of the list. A designation agreement does not relieve material advisors from their obligation to maintain a list in accordance with paragraph (b) of this section or to furnish their list to the IRS in accordance with paragraph (e)(1) of this section, but a designation agreement may allow one material advisor to maintain a list on behalf of the other material advisors who are a party to the designation agreement. A material advisor is not relieved from the requirement of this section because a material advisor is unable to obtain the list from any designated material advisor, any designated material advisor did not maintain a list, or the list maintained by any designated material advisor is not complete. The existence of a designation agreement does not affect the ability of the IRS to request a list from any party to the designation agreement. The IRS may request a list from any party to the designation agreement, and the party receiving the request must furnish their list to the IRS in accordance with paragraph (e)(1) of this section, regardless of whether their list was maintained by another party pursuant to the terms of a designation agreement. (g) Effective/applicability date. In general, this section applies to transactions with respect to which a material advisor makes a tax statement under § 301.6111–3 on or after August 3, E:\FR\FM\14NOR1.SGM 14NOR1 70342 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 219 / Monday, November 14, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 2007. However, this section applies to transactions of interest entered into on or after November 2, 2006, with respect to which a material advisor makes a tax statement under § 301.6111–3 on or after November 2, 2006. Paragraphs (b)(1), (c)(3), (c)(12), and (f) of this section apply to transactions with respect to which a material advisor makes a tax statement under § 301.6111–3 after November 14, 2011. Otherwise, the rules that apply on or before November 14, 2011 are contained in this section in effect prior to November 14, 2011 (see 26 CFR part 301 revised as of April 1, 2011). Steven T. Miller, Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement. Approved: November 4, 2011. Emily S. McMahon, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Tax Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–29313 Filed 11–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Parts 100, 117, and 165 [USCG–2011–0874] Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of expired temporary rules issued. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service

26 CFR Parts 26 and 301

[TD 9556]
RIN 1545-BG89


Generation-Skipping Transfers (GST) Section 6011 Regulations and 
Amendments to the Section 6112 Regulations

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Final regulations.

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SUMMARY: This document contains final regulations that provide rules 
relating to the disclosure of listed transactions and transactions of 
interest with respect to the generation-skipping transfer tax under 
section 6011 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), conforming amendments 
under sections 6111 and 6112, and rules relating to the preparation and 
maintenance of lists with respect to reportable transactions under 
section 6112. The regulations affect taxpayers participating in listed 
transactions and transactions of interest and material advisors to such 
transactions. The final regulations also contain rules under section 
6112 that affect material advisors to reportable transactions. These 
regulations provide guidance regarding the length of time a material 
advisor has to prepare the list that must be maintained after the list 
maintenance requirement first arises with respect to a reportable 
transaction. These regulations also clarify guidance regarding 
designation agreements.

DATES: These regulations are effective November 14, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles D. Wien, (202) 622-3070 (not a 
toll-free number).

Background

    This document contains final regulations that amend 26 CFR part 26 
to provide rules for purposes of the generation-skipping transfer tax 
that require the disclosure of listed transactions and transactions of 
interest by certain taxpayers on their Federal tax returns under 
section 6011. This document also contains final regulations that modify 
and clarify some of the rules under 26 CFR part 301 relating to the 
disclosure obligations of material advisors under section 6111 and the 
list maintenance requirements of material advisors with respect to 
reportable transactions under section 6112.
    On July 31, 2007, the IRS and Treasury Department issued final 
regulations under section 6011 (TD 9350; 72 FR 43146), 6111 (TD 9351; 
72 FR 43157) and 6112 (TD 9352; 72 FR 43154) (the July 2007 
regulations) that were published in the Federal Register on August 3, 
2007. In the July 2007 regulations, the IRS and Treasury Department 
amended 26 CFR parts 20, 25, 31, 53, 54, and 56 to provide that certain 
taxpayers would be required to disclose transactions of interest, in 
addition to listed transactions, on their Federal tax returns under 
section 6011. On September 10, 2009, the IRS and Treasury Department 
issued a notice of proposed rulemaking under sections 6011, 6111, and 
6112 (REG-136563-07) (the September 2009 proposed regulations). The 
September 2009 proposed regulations were published in the Federal 
Register (74 FR 46705) on September 11, 2009.
    In response to the September 2009 proposed regulations, the IRS and 
Treasury Department received two written public comments. A public 
hearing was not requested. After consideration of the comments 
received, the IRS and Treasury Department are adopting the proposed 
regulations without change.

Explanation of Comments

    Two commentators expressed concern that if the IRS and Treasury 
Department designate a transaction involving gift, estate, or 
generation-skipping transfer taxes as a listed transaction or 
transaction of interest, that a corporate fiduciary, merely by acting 
as an executor or trustee with respect to an estate or trust that is 
incidental to the transaction, would be treated as a material advisor 
under section 6112 and the regulations thereunder. One of the 
commentators proposed that the September 2009 proposed regulations and 
existing final regulations under sections 6011, 6111, and 6112 be 
amended to require public comment before a transaction involving 
Chapters 11, 12, and 13 of the Code can be designated as a listed 
transaction or transaction of interest.
    The IRS and Treasury Department believe that in the situation 
described by the commentators the existing regulations under sections 
6111 and 6112 properly address which parties are material advisors, and 
transactions involving gift, estate, or generation-skipping transfer 
taxes should not be treated differently than other transactions. A 
fiduciary will not be treated as a material advisor merely by acting as 
an executor or trustee with respect to an estate or trust that is 
incidental to a transaction. A fiduciary will be treated as a material 
advisor only if the fiduciary provides material aid, assistance or 
advice as described in Sec.  301.6111-3(b)(2), the fiduciary directly 
or indirectly derives gross income in excess of the threshold amount as 
described in Sec.  301.6111-3(b)(3), and the transaction is entered 
into by the taxpayer.
    In addition, the regulations are not amended to require advance 
notice before designating a transaction as a transaction of interest or 
as a listed transaction as suggested by a commentator. In appropriate 
circumstances, the IRS and Treasury Department may choose to publish 
advance notice of a transaction of interest and request comments in 
certain circumstances. The IRS and Treasury Department will determine 
whether to provide advance notice and a request for comments on a 
transaction by transaction basis. Accordingly, the proposed regulations 
will be adopted without change.

 Special Analyses

    It has been determined that this Treasury decision is not a 
significant regulatory action as defined in Executive Order 12866. 
Therefore, a regulatory assessment is not required. It has also been 
determined that section 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 
U.S.C. chapter 5) does not apply to these regulations. It is hereby 
certified that the collection of information in these regulations will 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. This certification is based on the fact that most of the 
material advisors affected by these regulations are not small entities 
and for those material advisors that are small entities most of the 
information is already required under the current regulations. Any 
additional recordkeeping burdens on material advisors that result from 
this regulation are insubstantial. Also, the collection of information 
referenced in these regulations has been approved under OMB control 
number 1545-1686. The clarification and new information required by 
these final regulations add little or no new burden to those existing

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requirements. Therefore, a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis under the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 6) is not required. 
Pursuant to section 7805(f) of the Code, the notice of proposed 
rulemaking preceding these regulations was submitted to the Chief 
Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comment 
on its impact on small business.

Drafting Information

    The principal author of these regulations is Charles D. Wien, 
Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special 
Industries). However, other personnel from the IRS and Treasury 
Department participated in their development.

List of Subjects

26 CFR Part 26

    Estate taxes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

26 CFR Part 301

    Employment taxes, Estate taxes, Excise taxes, Gift taxes, Income 
taxes, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Adoption of Amendments to the Regulations

    Accordingly, 26 CFR parts 26 and 301 are amended as follows:

PART 26--GENERATION-SKIPPING TRANSFER TAX REGULATIONS UNDER THE TAX 
REFORM ACT OF 1986

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Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 26 is amended to read in 
part as follows:

    Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * *

    Section 26.6011-4 also issued under 26 U.S.C. 6011 * * *


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Par. 2. Section 26.6011-4 is added to read as follows:


Sec.  26.6011-4  Requirement of statement disclosing participation in 
certain transactions by taxpayers.

    (a) In general. If a transaction is identified as a listed 
transaction or a transaction of interest as defined in Sec.  1.6011-4 
of this chapter by the Commissioner in published guidance, and the 
listed transaction or transaction of interest involves a tax on 
generation-skipping transfers under chapter 13 of subtitle B of the 
Internal Revenue Code, the transaction must be disclosed in the manner 
stated in such published guidance.
    (b) Effective/applicability date. This section applies to listed 
transactions and transactions of interest entered into on or after 
November 14, 2011.

PART 301--PROCEDURE AND ADMINISTRATION

0
Par. 3. The authority citation for part 301 continues to read in part 
as follows:

    Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * *


0
Par. 4. Section 301.6111-3 is amended as follows:
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a. Paragraphs (b)(2)(i)(A) and (b)(3)(i)(B) are amended by adding the 
language ``26.6011-4,'' after each occurrence of ``25.6011-4,''.
0
b. Paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(13) are amended by adding the language 
``26.6011-4,'' after ``25.6011-4,''.
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c. Paragraph (i)(1) is revised.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  301.6111-3  Disclosure of reportable transactions.

* * * * *
    (i) Effective/applicability date--(1) In general. This section 
applies to transactions with respect to which a material advisor makes 
a tax statement on or after August 3, 2007. However, this section 
applies to transactions of interest entered into on or after November 
2, 2006, with respect to which a material advisor makes a tax statement 
under this section on or after November 2, 2006. Paragraphs 
(b)(2)(i)(A), (b)(3)(i)(B), (c)(2), and (c)(13) of this section apply 
to transactions with respect to which a material advisor makes a tax 
statement under this section after November 14, 2011. Paragraph (h) of 
this section applies to ruling requests received on or after November 
2, 2006. Otherwise, the rules that apply on or before November 14, 2011 
are contained in this section in effect prior to November 14, 2011 (see 
26 CFR part 301 revised as of April 1, 2011).
* * * * *

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Par. 5. Section 301.6112-1 is amended as follows:
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1. Paragraph (b)(1) is revised.
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2. Paragraphs (c)(3) and (c)(12) are amended by adding the language 
``26.6011-4,'' after ``25.6011-4,''.
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3. Paragraphs (f) and (g) are revised.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  301.6112-1  Material advisors of reportable transactions must 
keep lists of advisees, etc.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) In general. A separate list must be prepared and maintained for 
each reportable transaction. However, one list must be maintained for 
substantially similar transactions. A material advisor will have 30 
calendar days from the date the list maintenance requirement first 
arises (see Sec.  301.6111-3(b)(4) and paragraph (a) of this section) 
with respect to a reportable transaction to prepare the list that must 
be maintained under this section with respect to that transaction. The 
Commissioner in his discretion also may provide in published guidance 
designating a transaction as a reportable transaction a list 
preparation time period greater than 30 calendar days. If a list is 
requested under this section during the list preparation time period, 
the request for the list will be treated as having been made on the day 
after the list preparation time period ends. A list must be maintained 
in a form that enables the IRS to determine without undue delay or 
difficulty the information required in paragraph (b)(3) of this 
section. The Commissioner in his discretion may provide in published 
guidance a form or method for maintaining or furnishing the list.
* * * * *
    (f) Designation agreements. If more than one material advisor is 
required to maintain a list of persons for a reportable transaction, in 
accordance with paragraph (b) of this section, the material advisors 
may designate by written agreement a single material advisor (the 
designated material advisor) to maintain the list or a portion of the 
list. A designation agreement does not relieve material advisors from 
their obligation to maintain a list in accordance with paragraph (b) of 
this section or to furnish their list to the IRS in accordance with 
paragraph (e)(1) of this section, but a designation agreement may allow 
one material advisor to maintain a list on behalf of the other material 
advisors who are a party to the designation agreement. A material 
advisor is not relieved from the requirement of this section because a 
material advisor is unable to obtain the list from any designated 
material advisor, any designated material advisor did not maintain a 
list, or the list maintained by any designated material advisor is not 
complete. The existence of a designation agreement does not affect the 
ability of the IRS to request a list from any party to the designation 
agreement. The IRS may request a list from any party to the designation 
agreement, and the party receiving the request must furnish their list 
to the IRS in accordance with paragraph (e)(1) of this section, 
regardless of whether their list was maintained by another party 
pursuant to the terms of a designation agreement.
    (g) Effective/applicability date. In general, this section applies 
to transactions with respect to which a material advisor makes a tax 
statement under Sec.  301.6111-3 on or after August 3,

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2007. However, this section applies to transactions of interest entered 
into on or after November 2, 2006, with respect to which a material 
advisor makes a tax statement under Sec.  301.6111-3 on or after 
November 2, 2006. Paragraphs (b)(1), (c)(3), (c)(12), and (f) of this 
section apply to transactions with respect to which a material advisor 
makes a tax statement under Sec.  301.6111-3 after November 14, 2011. 
Otherwise, the rules that apply on or before November 14, 2011 are 
contained in this section in effect prior to November 14, 2011 (see 26 
CFR part 301 revised as of April 1, 2011).

Steven T. Miller,
Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement.
    Approved: November 4, 2011.
Emily S. McMahon,
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Tax Policy.
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