Internal Revenue Service October 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Advisory Group to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue; Renewal of Charter
Document Number: 2011-28174
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Charter for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC), has been renewed for a two-year period beginning October 20, 2011.
Disregarded Entities; Excise Taxes and Employment Taxes
Document Number: 2011-27720
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to disregarded entities and excise taxes. These regulations also make conforming changes to the tax liability rule for disregarded entities and the treatment of entity rule for disregarded entities with respect to employment taxes. These regulations affect disregarded entities in general and, in particular, disregarded entities that pay or pay over certain federal excise taxes or that are required to be registered by the IRS.
Effect of Election on Corporation
Document Number: 2011-27631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document withdraws the proposed regulation seeking to clarify that if a bank is an S corporation within the meaning of section 1361(a)(1), its status as an S corporation does not affect the applicability of the special rules for banks under the Internal Revenue Code.
Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G
Document Number: 2011-27570
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
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) or 877A) with respect to whom the Secretary received information during the quarter ending September 30, 2011.
Partner's Distributive Share
Document Number: 2011-27575
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-25
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations removing Sec. 1.704-1(b)(2)(iii)(e) (the de minimis partner rule) because the rule may have resulted in unintended tax consequences. The proposed regulations affect partnerships and their partners.
Modifications of Certain Derivative Contracts; Hearing Cancellation
Document Number: 2011-27573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-25
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document cancels a public hearing on notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary regulations relating to whether an exchange for purposes of Sec. 1.1001-1(a) occurs for the nonassigning counterparty when there is an assignment of certain derivative contracts.
Redetermination of the Consolidated Net Unrealized Built-In Gain and Loss
Document Number: 2011-27445
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations under section 1502 of the Internal Revenue Code. The regulations will apply to corporations filing consolidated returns. The regulations will require a loss group or loss subgroup to redetermine its consolidated net unrealized built-in gain and loss in certain circumstances. This document also invites comments from the public regarding these proposed regulations.
Request for Applications for the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities
Document Number: 2011-27350
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-24
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requesting applications for membership to serve on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). Applications will be accepted for the following vacancies, which will occur in June 2012: Two (2) employee plans; two (2) exempt organizations; one (1) Indian tribal government; and two (2) tax exempt bonds. To ensure appropriate balance of membership, final selection from qualified candidates will be determined based on experience, qualifications, and other expertise. Members of the ACT may not be federally registered lobbyists.
Guidance Regarding the Treatment of Stock of a Controlled Corporation Under Section 355(a)(3)(B)
Document Number: 2011-27240
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-20
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations regarding the distribution of stock of a controlled corporation acquired in a transaction described in section 355(a)(3)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). This action is necessary in light of amendments to section 355(b). These final regulations will affect corporations and their shareholders.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4029
Document Number: 2011-27188
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-20
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 4029, Application for Exemption from Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Waiver of Benefits.
Tax Return Preparer Penalties Under Section 6695; Correction
Document Number: 2011-27183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-20
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to a notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of public hearing (REG-140280-09) that would modify existing regulations related to the tax return preparer penalties under section 6695 of the Internal Revenue Code. The document was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 (76 FR 62689).
Deduction for Qualified Film and Television Production Costs
Document Number: 2011-26973
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final and temporary regulations relating to deductions for the cost of producing film and television productions. These temporary regulations reflect changes to the law made by the Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008, and affect taxpayers that produce films and television productions within the United States. The text of these temporary regulations also serves as the text of the proposed regulations set forth in the notice of proposed rulemaking on this subject in the Proposed Rules section in this issue of the Federal Register.
Deduction for Qualified Film and Television Production Costs
Document Number: 2011-26972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-19
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 is issuing temporary regulations relating to deductions for the costs of producing film and television productions. Those temporary regulations reflect changes to the law made by the Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008, and affect taxpayers that produce films and television productions within the United States. The text of those temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations.
Open Meeting for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC)
Document Number: 2011-26805
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In 1998 the Internal Revenue Service established the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).The primary purpose of ETAAC is to provide an organized public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues in support of the overriding goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns. ETAAC offers constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs, and procedures, and suggests improvements. Listed is a summary of the agenda along with the planned discussion topics.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-26688
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-14
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 Guidance Regarding the Treatment of Certain Contingent Payment Debt Instructions with one or more Payments that are Denominated in, or Determined by Reference to, a Nonfunctional Currency.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8927
Document Number: 2011-26683
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-14
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 8927, Determination Under Section 860(e)(4) by a Qualified Investment Entity.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2011-26682
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-14
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 the Implementation of Form 990.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2011-26680
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-14
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 Below-Market Loans.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8894
Document Number: 2011-26679
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-14
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 8894, Request to Revoke Partnership Level Tax Treatment Election.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8845
Document Number: 2011-26678
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-14
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 8845, Indian Employment Credit.
Tax Return Preparer Penalties Under Section 6695; Correction
Document Number: 2011-26652
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to a notice of proposed rulemaking that were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. These proposed regulations would modify existing regulations related to the tax return preparer penalties under section 6695 of the Internal Revenue Code. The proposed regulations are necessary to monitor and to improve compliance with the tax return preparer due to diligence requirements of this section.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-26410
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee
Document Number: 2011-26409
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notice Improvement Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-26408
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notice Improvement Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Small Business/Self Employed Correspondence Exam Toll Free Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-26407
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Small Business/ Self Employed Correspondence Exam Toll Free Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-26406
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Small Business/Self Employed Correspondence Exam Practitioner Engagement Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-26405
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Small Business/ Self Employed Correspondence Exam Practitioner Engagement Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Area 6 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming)
Document Number: 2011-26404
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Area 6 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.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-26395
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Earned Income Tax Credit Project Committee
Document Number: 2011-26394
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Earned Income Tax Credit Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Area 7 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Alaska, California, Hawaii, and Nevada)
Document Number: 2011-26393
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Area 7 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Tax Return Preparer Penalties Under Section 6695
Document Number: 2011-26247
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that would modify existing regulations related to the tax return preparer penalties under section 6695 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). These proposed regulations are necessary to monitor and to improve compliance with the tax return preparer due diligence requirements of section 6695(g). The proposed regulations affect tax return preparers. This document also provides notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations.
Timely Mailing Treated as Timely Filing
Document Number: 2011-26187
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations that were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, the regulations provide that the proper use of registered or certified mail, or a service of a private delivery service designated under criteria established by the Internal Revenue Service, will constitute prima facie evidence of delivery. The regulations affect taxpayers who mail Federal tax documents to the Internal Revenue service or the United States Tax Court.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8693
Document Number: 2011-25951
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
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 8693, Low-Income Housing Credit Disposition Bond.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1120-F
Document Number: 2011-25950
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
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 1120-F, U.S. Income Tax Return of a Foreign Corporation.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2011-25949
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
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 treatment of distributions to foreign persons.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8820
Document Number: 2011-25948
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
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 8820, Orphan Drug Credit.
Retail Inventory Method
Document Number: 2011-25946
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations relating to the retail inventory method of accounting. The regulations restate and clarify the computation of ending inventory values under the retail inventory method and provide a special rule for certain taxpayers that receive margin protection payments and similar vendor allowances. The regulations affect taxpayers that are retailers and elect to use a retail inventory method.
Implementation of Form 990; Correction
Document Number: 2011-25776
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document describes a correction to final regulations (TD 9549) that implement the redesigned Form 990, ``Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax''. These regulations were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, September 8, 2011 (76 FR 55746).
Implementation of Form 990; Correction
Document Number: 2011-25773
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document describes a correcting amendment to final regulations (TD 9549) that implement the redesigned Form 990, ``Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax''. These regulations were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, September 8, 2011 (76 FR 55746).
Timely Mailing Treated as Timely Filing
Document Number: 2011-25616
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9543) that were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 (76 FR 52561), the regulations provide guidance on the proper use of registered or certified mail, or a service of a private delivery service designated under criteria established by the Internal Revenue Service, will constitute prima facie evidence of delivery. The regulations affect taxpayers who mail Federal tax documents to the Internal Revenue Service or the United States Tax Court.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2011-25343
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
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)). The IRS is soliciting comments concerning cooperative housing corporations.
Advisory Committee to the Internal Revenue Service; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-25342
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2011-25341
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
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)). The IRS is soliciting comments concerning third-party disclosure requirements in IRS regulations.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8899
Document Number: 2011-25340
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
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 8899, Notice of Income Donated Intellectual Property.