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Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2011-30419
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-25
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 information collection requirements related to real estate mortgage conduits; reporting requirements and other administrative matters; and allocation of allocable investment expense; original issue discount reporting requirements.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure
Document Number: 2011-30414
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-25
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 information collection requirements related to and disclosure with the SEC.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8952
Document Number: 2011-30413
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-25
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 8952, Application for Voluntary Classification Settlement Program.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure
Document Number: 2011-30410
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-25
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 information collection requirements related to election involving the repeal of the bonding requirement.
User Fee To Take the Registered Tax Return Preparer Competency Examination
Document Number: 2011-30388
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-25
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains amendments to the user fee regulations. The final regulations redesignate rules pertaining to fees for obtaining a preparer tax identification number. These final regulations also establish a user fee for individuals to take the registered tax return preparer competency examination. The final regulations affect individuals who take the registered tax return preparer competency examination. The charging of user fees is authorized by the Independent Offices Appropriations Act of 1952.
Basis Reporting by Securities Brokers and Basis Determination for Debt Instruments and Options
Document Number: 2011-30383
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-25
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations relating to reporting by brokers for transactions related to debt instruments and options. The proposed regulations reflect changes in the law made by the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 (the Act) that require brokers when reporting the sale of securities to the IRS to include the customer's adjusted basis in the sold securities and to classify any gain or loss as long-term or short-term. The proposed regulations also implement the Act's requirement that a broker report gross proceeds from a sale or closing transaction with respect to certain options. In addition, this document contains proposed regulations that implement reporting requirements for a transfer of a debt instrument or an option to another broker and for an organizational action that affects the basis of a debt instrument or option. This document also provides for a notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations.
Application of the Segregation Rules to Small Shareholders
Document Number: 2011-30290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations under section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). These proposed regulations provide guidance regarding the application of the segregation rules to public groups under section 382 of the Code. These regulations affect corporations.
Income of Foreign Governments and International Organizations; Correction
Document Number: 2011-30171
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to a notice of proposed regulations that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, November 3, 2011. These regulations provide guidance relating to the taxation of the income of foreign governments from investments in the United States. The regulations affect foreign governments that derive income from sources within the United States.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 2290/SP/FR
Document Number: 2011-30161
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-23
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 2290/SP/FR Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return.
Agency Information Collection Activity; Proposed Collection
Document Number: 2011-30157
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-23
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)).
Corporate Reorganizations; Allocation of Basis in “All Cash D” Reorganizations
Document Number: 2011-29799
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains temporary regulations regarding the determination of the basis of stock or securities in a reorganization where no stock or securities of the issuing corporation is issued and distributed in the transaction. These temporary regulations clarify that, in certain reorganizations where no stock or securities of the issuing corporation is issued and distributed in the transaction, the ability to designate the share of stock of the issuing corporation to which the basis, if any, of the stock or securities surrendered will attach applies only to a shareholder that owns actual shares in the issuing corporation. These temporary regulations affect corporations engaging in such transactions and their shareholders. The text of the 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.
Corporate Reorganizations; Allocation of Basis in “All Cash D” Reorganizations
Document Number: 2011-29794
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-21
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 that provide guidance regarding the determination of the basis of stock or securities in a reorganization where no stock or securities of the issuing corporation is issued and distributed in the transaction. These regulations clarify that, in certain reorganizations where no stock or securities of the issuing corporation is issued and distributed in the transaction, the ability to designate the share of stock of the issuing corporation to which the basis, if any, of the stock or securities surrendered will attach applies only to a shareholder that owns actual shares in the issuing corporation. These regulations affect corporations engaging in such transactions and their shareholders. The text of those temporary regulations published in this issue of the Federal Register also serves as the text of these proposed regulations.
Deduction for Qualified Film and Television Production Costs; Correction
Document Number: 2011-29922
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a correction to final and temporary regulations (TD 9552) that were published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 (76 FR 64816) relating to deductions for the cost of producing film and television productions.
Gross Estate; Election to Value on Alternate Valuation Date
Document Number: 2011-29921
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance respecting the election to use the alternate valuation method under section 2032 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The proposed regulations will affect estates that file Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return and elect to use the alternate valuation method. This document also provides notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1099-SA
Document Number: 2011-29796
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
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 1099-SA, Distributions From an HSA, Archer MSA or Medical Advantage MSA.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2011-60
Document Number: 2011-29793
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
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 Notice 2011-60, North Dakota Low-Income Housing Relief Credit.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8892
Document Number: 2011-29791
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
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 8892, Payment of Gift/GST Tax and/or Application for Extension to File Form 709.
Publication of the Tier 2 Tax Rates
Document Number: 2011-29789
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Publication of the tier 2 tax rates for calendar year 2012 as required by section 3241(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. section 3241). Tier 2 taxes on railroad employees, employers, and employee representatives are one source of funding for benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act.
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.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended
Document Number: 2011-29380
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, gives notice of the proposed consolidation of twelve Privacy Act systems of records.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended
Document Number: 2011-29372
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, gives notice of a proposed new system of records entitled ``Treasury/IRS 37.111Preparer Tax Identification Number Records.''
Generation-Skipping Transfers (GST) Section 6011 Regulations and Amendments to the Section 6112 Regulations
Document Number: 2011-29313
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide rules relating to the disclosure of listed transactions and transactions of interest with respect to the generation-skipping transfer tax under section 6011 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), conforming amendments under sections 6111 and 6112, and rules relating to the preparation and maintenance of lists with respect to reportable transactions under section 6112. The regulations affect taxpayers participating in listed transactions and transactions of interest and material advisors to such transactions. The final regulations also contain rules under section 6112 that affect material advisors to reportable transactions. These regulations provide guidance regarding the length of time a material advisor has to prepare the list that must be maintained after the list maintenance requirement first arises with respect to a reportable transaction. These regulations also clarify guidance regarding designation agreements.
Advisory Council to the Internal Revenue Service; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-29304
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
Extending Religious and Family Member FICA and FUTA Exceptions to Disregarded Entities; Correction
Document Number: 2011-29087
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-10
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).
Open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
Document Number: 2011-28971
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the 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. Several different project committees will hold discussions during this time. For more information, please contact Ms. Susan Gilbert, whose information is below.
Indian Tribal Governmental Plans
Document Number: 2011-28858
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Treasury Department and IRS anticipate issuing regulations under section 414(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to define the term ``governmental plan.'' This document describes the rules the Treasury Department and IRS are considering proposing relating to the determination of whether a plan of an Indian tribal government is a governmental plan within the meaning of section 414(d) and contains an appendix that includes a draft notice of proposed rulemaking on which the Treasury Department and IRS invite comments from the public. This document applies to sponsors of, and participants and beneficiaries in, employee benefit plans of Indian tribal governments.
Determination of Governmental Plan Status
Document Number: 2011-28853
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Treasury Department and IRS anticipate issuing regulations under section 414(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to define the term ``governmental plan.'' This document describes the rules that the Treasury Department and IRS are considering proposing relating to the determination of whether a plan is a governmental plan within the meaning of section 414(d) and contains an appendix that includes a draft notice of proposed rulemaking on which the Treasury Department and IRS invite comments from the public. This document applies to sponsors of, and participants and beneficiaries in, employee benefit plans that are determined to be governmental plans.
Graduated Retained Interests
Document Number: 2011-28824
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide guidance on the portion of property (held in trust or otherwise) includible in the grantor's gross estate if the grantor has retained the use of the property, the right to an annuity, unitrust, graduated retained interest, or other payment from the property for life, for any period not ascertainable without reference to the grantor's death, or for a period that does not in fact end before the grantor's death. The final regulations will affect estates that file Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form
Document Number: 2011-28823
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
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 Request for Closing Agreement Relating to Advance Refunding Issue Under Sections 148 and 7121 and Revenue Procedure 96-41.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2011-28822
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
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 information collection requirements related to income attributable to domestic production activities.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2011-28821
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
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 information collection requirements related to substantiation and reporting requirements for cash and noncash charitable contribution deductions.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2011-28819
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
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 information collection requirements related to Tax Shelter Regulations.
Tax Return Preparer Penalties Under Section 6695; Hearing Cancellation
Document Number: 2011-28660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document cancels a public hearing on 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.
Tax Accounting Elections on Behalf of Foreign Corporations
Document Number: 2011-28658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
These proposed regulations would clarify the rules for controlling domestic shareholders to adopt or change a method of accounting or taxable year on behalf of a foreign corporation. The regulations affect United States persons that own stock in certain foreign corporations.
Income of Foreign Governments and International Organizations
Document Number: 2011-28531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed Income Tax Regulations that provide guidance relating to the taxation of the income of foreign governments from investments in the United States under section 892 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code). The regulations will affect foreign governments that derive income from sources within the United States.
Extending Religious and Family Member FICA and FUTA Exceptions To Disregard Entities
Document Number: 2011-28177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-01
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 to extend the exceptions from taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (``FICA'') and the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (``FUTA'') under sections 3121(b)(3), 3127, and 3306(c)(5) 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. The text of those regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations.
Extending Religious and Family Member FICA and FUTA Exceptions to Disregarded Entities
Document Number: 2011-28176
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final and temporary regulations amending 26 CFR parts 31 and 301. These regulations extend 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. The text of the 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.
Advisory Group to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue; Renewal of Charter
Document Number: 2011-28171
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Charter for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), has been renewed for a two-year period beginning October 20, 2011.
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.