Internal Revenue Service February 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Section 482: Methods To Determine Taxable Income in Connection With a Cost Sharing Arrangement
Document Number: Z8-30715
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Automatic Contribution Arrangements
Document Number: E9-3716
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to automatic contribution arrangements. These regulations affect administrators of, employers maintaining, participants in, and beneficiaries of section 401(k) plans and other eligible plans that include an automatic contribution arrangement.
Withholding Under Internal Revenue Code Section 3402(t)
Document Number: Z8-28789
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-23
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E9-3602
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-20
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 an existing final regulation, CO-26-96 (TD 8825), Regulations Under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; Application of Section 382 in Short Taxable Years and With Respect to Controlled Groups (Sec. 1.382-8).
Disclosure of Return Information to the Bureau of Economic Analysis; Correction
Document Number: E9-3599
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-20
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to temporary regulations (TD 9439) that were published in the Federal Register on Monday, December 29, 2008 (73 FR 79361) relating to disclosures of corporate tax return information to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E9-3570
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-20
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 an existing final regulation, IA-17-90 (TD 8571), Reporting Requirements for Recipients of Points Paid on Residential Mortgages (Sec. Sec. 1.6050H-1 and 1.6050H-2).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E9-3568
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-20
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 an existing final regulation, PS-92-90 (TD 8395), Special Valuation Rules (Sections 25.2701-2, 25.2701-4, and 301.6501(c)-1).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5310-A
Document Number: E9-3565
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-20
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 5310-A, Notice of Plan Merger or Consolidation, Spinoff, or Transfer of Plan Assets or Liabilities; Notice of Qualified Separate Lines of Business.
Further Guidance on the Application of Section 409A to Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans; Correction
Document Number: E9-3323
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-148326-05) that was published in the Federal Register on Monday, December 8, 2008 (73 FR 74380) providing guidance on the calculation of amounts includible in income under section 409A(a) and the additional taxes imposed by such section with respect to service providers participating in certain nonqualified deferred compensation plans. The regulations would affect such service providers and the service recipients for whom the service providers provide services.
Art Advisory Panel-Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-3322
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Closed meeting of the Art Advisory Panel will be held in Washington, DC.
Tax Avoidance Transactions
Document Number: E9-3069
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations under section 6231 of the Internal Revenue Code that allow the IRS to convert partnership items to nonpartnership items when the application of the unified partnership audit and litigation procedures of sections 6221 through 6234 (TEFRA partnership procedures) with respect to certain tax avoidance transactions interferes with the effective and efficient enforcement of the internal revenue laws. The regulations affect taxpayers who have engaged in a listed transaction through an entity subject to the TEFRA partnership procedures. This document also provides notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations.
Notice to Participants of Consequences of Failing To Defer Receipt of Qualified Retirement Plan Distributions; Expansion of Applicable Election Period and Period for Notices; Hearing Cancellation
Document Number: E9-3066
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-12
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document cancels a public hearing on proposed rulemaking that would provide that the notice required under section 411(a)(11) to be provided to a participant of his or her right, if any, to defer receipt of an immediately distributable benefit must also describe the consequences of failing to defer receipt of the distribution. The proposed rulemaking would also provide that the applicable election period for waiving the qualified joint and survivor annuity form of benefit under section 417 is the 180-day period ending on the annuity starting date, and that a notice required to be provided under section 402(f), section 411(a)(11), or section 417 may be provided to a participant as much as 180 days before the annuity starting date (or, for a notice under section 402(f), the distribution date). These regulations would affect administrators of, employers maintaining, participants in, and beneficiaries of tax- favored retirement plans.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E9-2950
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-12
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 an existing final regulation, FI-54-93 (TD 8554), Clear Reflection of Income in the Case of Hedging Transactions (Sec. 1.146-4(d)).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E9-2949
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-12
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 an existing final regulation, FI-104-90 (TD 8390), Tax Treatment of Salvage and Reinsurance (Sec. 1.832-4).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E9-2948
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-12
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 an existing final regulation, FI-34-91 (TD 8396), Conclusive Presumption of Worthlessness of Debts Held by Banks (Section 1.166-2).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 6559 and 6559-A
Document Number: E9-2947
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-12
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 6559, Transmitter Report and Summary of Magnetic Media and Form 6559-A, Continuation Sheet for Form 6559.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4461, 4461-A, and 4461-B
Document Number: E9-2946
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-12
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 4461, Application for Approval of Master or Prototype Defined Contribution Plan; Form 4461-A, Application for Approval of Master or Prototye Defined Benefit Plan; Form 4461-B, Application for Approval of Master or Prototype Plan, Mass Submitter Adopting Sponsor.
Application of Section 367 to a Section 351 Exchange Resulting From a Transaction Described in Section 304(a)(1); Treatment of Gain Recognized Under Section 301(c)(3) for Purposes of Section 1248
Document Number: E9-2836
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS and Treasury Department are issuing temporary regulations under sections 304 and 1248 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The temporary regulations provide rules under section 367(a) and (b) that apply to certain transfers of stock by a United States person to a foreign corporation described in section 304(a)(1). The temporary regulations under section 1248(a) provide that, for purposes of section 1248(a), gain recognized by a shareholder under section 301(c)(3) in connection with the receipt of a distribution of property from a foreign corporation with respect to its stock shall be treated as gain from the sale or exchange of the stock of such foreign corporation. The temporary regulations affect certain shareholders that transfer stock in a corporation to a foreign corporation in a transaction to which section 304(a)(1) applies, or that receive a distribution from a foreign corporation described in section 301(c)(3). The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. The preamble to the temporary regulations explains the temporary regulations and these proposed regulations.
Application of Section 367 to a Section 351 Exchange Resulting From a Transaction Described in Section 304(a)(1); Treatment of Gain Recognized Under Section 301(c)(3) for Purposes of Section 1248
Document Number: E9-2835
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final and temporary regulations under sections 367(a), 367(b) and 1248(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The final regulations under section 367 revise existing final regulations and add cross-references. The final regulations under section 1248 update an effective/applicability date. The temporary regulations under section 367(a) and (b) revise existing final regulations concerning transfers of stock to a foreign corporation that are described in section 351 by reason of section 304(a)(1). The temporary regulations under section 1248(a) provide that, for purposes of section 1248(a), gain recognized by a shareholder under section 301(c)(3) in connection with the receipt of a distribution of property from a foreign corporation with respect to its stock shall be treated as gain from the sale or exchange of the stock of such foreign corporation. The temporary regulations affect certain persons that transfer stock to a foreign corporation in a transaction described in section 304(a)(1), or certain persons that recognize gain under section 301(c)(3) in connection with the receipt of a distribution of property from a foreign corporation with respect to its stock. The text of the temporary regulations serves as the text of the proposed regulations set forth in the notice of proposed rulemaking on this subject published in the Proposed Rules section in this issue of the Federal Register.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5452
Document Number: E9-2834
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-11
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 5452, Corporate Report of Nondividend Distributions.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E9-2833
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-11
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 an existing final regulation, EE-28-78 (TD 7845), Inspection of Applications for Tax Exemption and Applications for Determination Letters for Pension and Other Plans (Sec. Sec. 301.6104(a)-1, 301.6104(a)-5, 301.6104(a)- 6, 301.6104(b)-1 and 301.6104(c)-1.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8508
Document Number: E9-2832
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-11
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 8508, Request for Waiver From Filing Information Returns Electronically (Forms W-2, W-2G, 1042-S, 1098 Series, 1099 Series, 5498 Series, and 8027).
Consolidated Returns; Intercompany Obligations; Correction
Document Number: E9-2831
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9442) that were published in the Federal Register on Monday, December 29, 2008 (73 FR 79324) under section 1502 of the Internal Revenue Code providing guidance regarding the treatment of transactions involving obligations between members of a consolidated group.
Section 108(e)(8) Application to Partnerships; Hearing Cancellation
Document Number: E9-2830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document cancels a public hearing on proposed rulemaking relating to the application of section 108(e)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code to partnerships and their partners.
Consolidated Returns; Intercompany Obligations; Correction
Document Number: E9-2828
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9442) that were published in the Federal Register on Monday, December 29, 2008 (73 FR 79324) under section 1502 of the Internal Revenue Code providing guidance regarding the treatment of transactions involving obligations between members of a consolidated group.
Procedures for Administrative Review of a Determination That an Authorized Recipient Has Failed To Safeguard Tax Returns or Return Information
Document Number: E9-2827
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations regarding administrative review procedures for certain government agencies and other authorized recipients of returns or return information whose receipt of returns and return information may be suspended or terminated because they do not maintain proper safeguards. The regulations provide guidance to responsible IRS personnel and authorized recipients as to these administrative procedures.
Gain Recognition Agreements With Respect to Certain Transfers of Stock or Securities by United States Persons to Foreign Corporations
Document Number: E9-1512
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations under section 367(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) concerning gain recognition agreements filed by United States persons with respect to transfers of stock or securities to foreign corporations. The regulations finalize temporary regulations published on February 5, 2007 (TD 9311). The regulations primarily affect United States persons that transfer (or have transferred) stock or securities to foreign corporations and that will enter (or have entered) into a gain recognition agreement with respect to such a transfer.
Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
Document Number: E9-2424
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Notice for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Members.
Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G
Document Number: E9-2423
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This notice is provided in accordance with IRC section 6039G, as amended, by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996. This listing contains the name of each individual losing their United States citizenship (within the meaning of section 877(a)) with respect to whom the Secretary received information during the quarter ending December 31, 2008.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8883
Document Number: E9-2422
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
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 8883, Asset Allocation Statement Under Section 338.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8883
Document Number: E9-2419
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
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 8883, Asset Allocation Statement Under Section 338.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1120X
Document Number: E9-2416
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
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 1120X, Amended U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E9-2415
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
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 an existing Temp and final regulation, REG-133446-03, Guidance on Passive Foreign Company (PFIC) Purging Elections.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: E9-2414
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-05
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 an existing final regulation, REG-209823-96 (TD 8791), Guidance Regarding Charitable Remainder Trusts and Special Valuation Rules for Transfers of Interests and Trusts.
Open Meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin)
Document Number: E9-2101
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comment, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.