Department of Treasury April 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Guidance Under Section 108(a) Concerning the Exclusion of Section 61(a)(12) Discharge of Indebtedness Income of a Grantor Trust or a Disregarded Entity
Document Number: 2011-8758
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations relating to the exclusion from gross income under section 108(a) of discharge of indebtedness income of a grantor trust or an entity that is disregarded as an entity separate from its owner. The proposed regulations provide rules regarding the term ``taxpayer'' for purposes of applying section 108 to discharge of indebtedness income of a grantor trust or a disregarded entity. The proposed regulations affect grantor trusts, disregarded entities, and their owners.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1040 and Schedules A, B, C, C-EZ, D, D-1, E, EIC, F, H, J, R, and SE, Form 1040A, Form 1040EZ, Form 1040NR, Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040X, and All Attachments to These Forms
Document Number: 2011-8669
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This notice requests comments on all forms used by individual taxpayers: Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, and Schedules A, B, C, C-EZ, D, D-1, E, EIC, F, H, J, R, and SE; Form 1040A; Form 1040EZ; Form 1040NR; Form 1040NR-EZ; Form 1040X; and all attachments to these forms (see the Appendix to this notice).
Clarification of Controlled Group Qualification Rules
Document Number: 2011-8555
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a final regulation that applies to a controlled group of corporations. The regulation clarifies that a corporation that satisfies the controlled group rules for stock ownership and qualification is a member of such group, without regard to its status as a component member.
Revision of Distilled Spirits Plant Regulations; Corrections
Document Number: 2011-8528
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-11
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau published a final rule revising its distilled spirits plant regulations in the Federal Register of February 16, 2011 (76 FR 9080). That final rule contained several typographical and textual errors. This document corrects those errors.
Publication of Inflation Adjustment Factor, Nonconventional Source Fuel Credit, and Reference Price for Calendar Year 2010
Document Number: 2011-8230
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Publication of the inflation adjustment factor, nonconventional source fuel credit, and reference price for calendar year 2010 as required by section 45K of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 45K). The inflation adjustment factor and reference price are used to determine the credit allowable under section 45K for coke or coke gas (other than from petroleum based products) for calendar year 2010.
Reduction of Foreign Tax Credit Limitation Categories Under Section 904(d)
Document Number: 2011-8229
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance relating to the reduction of the number of separate foreign tax credit limitation categories under section 904(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. Changes to the applicable law were made by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (AJCA) reducing the number of section 904(d) separate categories from eight to two, effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006. The final regulations provide guidance needed to comply with these changes and affect individuals and corporations claiming foreign tax credits.
Withdrawal of Regulations Related to Validity and Priority of Federal Tax Lien
Document Number: 2011-7933
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-04
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations related to the validity and priority of the Federal tax lien against certain persons under section 6323 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code). The final regulations update the corresponding Treasury Regulations to reflect changes in the law and in IRS practice.
Taxpayer Assistance Orders
Document Number: 2011-7770
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to taxpayer assistance orders. These regulations reflect changes to the law made by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights II, the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000, and the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. The final regulations affect taxpayers in cases where a taxpayer assistance order is being considered or issued.
U.S. Securities; Sale and Issue of Marketable Book-Entry Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds; Book-Entry Treasury Bonds, Notes and Bills Held in Treasury/Reserve Automated Debt Entry System (TRADES) and Legacy Treasury Direct; Securities Held in TreasuryDirect
Document Number: 2011-7739
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In order to reduce costs and duplication of systems, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is limiting options available in its Legacy Treasury Direct system. New customer accounts will no longer be opened and transfers of securities from other book-entry systems will no longer be accepted. Treasury also intends to limit the securities that will be available for purchase or reinvestment in existing accounts.
Rewards and Awards for Information Relating to Violations of Internal Revenue Laws; Hearing
Document Number: 2011-7670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document provides notice of public hearing on a notice of proposed rulemaking relating to the payment of rewards under section 7623(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and awards under section 7623(b). The guidance is necessary to clarify the definition of proceeds of amounts collected and collected proceeds under section 7623. This regulation provides needed guidance to the general public as well as officers and employees of the IRS who review claims under section 7623.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for HCTC Program Forms
Document Number: 2011-7669
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 13865, Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Paper Check Request and Form 13929, Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Administrative Change Form.