Internal Revenue Service November 17, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 13768
Document Number: 2011-29647
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
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 Forms 13768, Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETACC) Membership Application.
Extending Religious and Family Member FICA and FUTA Exceptions to Disregarded Entities; Correction
Document Number: 2011-29560
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document describes a correction to final and temporary regulations (TD 9554) extending the exceptions from taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (``FICA'') and the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (``FUTA'') under sections 3121(b)(3) (concerning individuals who work for certain family members), 3127 (concerning members of religious faiths), and 3306(c)(5) (concerning persons employed by children and spouses and children under 21 employed by their parents) of the Internal Revenue Code (``Code'') to entities that are disregarded as separate from their owners for Federal tax purposes. The temporary regulations also clarify the existing rule that the owners of disregarded entities, except for qualified subchapter S subsidiaries, are responsible for backup withholding and related information reporting requirements under section 3406. These regulations were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 (76 FR 67363).
Application of Section 108(e)(8) to Indebtedness Satisfied by a Partnership Interest
Document Number: 2011-29553
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to the application of section 108(e)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to partnerships and their partners. These regulations provide guidance regarding the determination of discharge of indebtedness income of a partnership that transfers a partnership interest to a creditor in satisfaction of the partnership's indebtedness. The final regulations also address the application of section 721 to a contribution of a partnership's recourse or nonrecourse indebtedness by a creditor to the partnership in exchange for a capital or profits interest in the partnership. Moreover, the final regulations address how a partnership's discharge of indebtedness income is allocated as a minimum gain chargeback under section 704. The regulations affect partnerships and their partners.