Internal Revenue Service January 7, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Modifications of Debt Instruments
Document Number: 2011-86
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to the modification of debt instruments. The regulations clarify the extent to which the deterioration in the financial condition of the issuer is taken into account to determine whether a modified debt instrument will be recharacterized as an instrument or property right that is not debt. The regulations provide needed guidance to issuers and holders of debt instruments.
Property Traded on an Established Market
Document Number: 2011-83
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations relating to determining when property is traded on an established market (that is, publicly traded) for purposes of determining the issue price of a debt instrument. The regulations amend the current regulations to clarify the circumstances that cause property to be publicly traded. The regulations provide needed guidance to issuers and holders of debt instruments. This document also provides a notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations.
Guidance on Reporting Interest Paid to Nonresident Aliens
Document Number: 2011-82
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance on the reporting requirements for interest on deposits maintained at U.S. offices of certain financial institutions and paid to nonresident alien individuals. These proposed regulations affect persons making payments of interest with respect to such deposits. This document also provides a notice of public hearing on these proposed regulations and withdraws the notice of proposed rulemaking published on August 2, 2002 (67 FR 50386).