Internal Revenue Service July 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Guidelines for the Streamlined Process of Applying for Recognition of Section 501(c)(3) Status
Document Number: C1-2014-15623
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Definition of Real Estate Investment True Real Property; Correction
Document Number: 2014-15873
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to a notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of public hearing (REG-150760-13) that was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (79 FR 27508), that clarify the definition of real property for purposes of the real estate investment trust provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8453-EMP, Form 8453-F, Form 8453-FE, Form 8879-F, and 8879-EMP
Document Number: 2014-15902
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-08
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 8453-F, U.S. Estate of Trust Income Tax Declaration and Signature for Electronic and Magnetic Made Filing; Form 8453-FE, U.S. Estate or Trust Declaration and Signature for an IRS e-file Return; Form 8453- EMP, Employment Tax Declaration for an IRS e-file Return; Form 8879- EMP, IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Forms 940, 941, 941-PR, 941-SS, 943, 943-PR, 944, and 945; and Form 8879-F, IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Form 1041.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1099-C
Document Number: 2014-15894
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-08
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 cancellation of debt.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1041-A
Document Number: 2014-15892
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-08
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 U.S. information return-trust accumulation of charitable amounts.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 3921 and 3922
Document Number: 2014-15891
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-08
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 exercise of an incentive stock option under Section 422(b), information reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Service Code section. 6039, and transfer of stock acquired through an employee stock purchase plan under Section 423(c).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 12311
Document Number: 2014-15883
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-08
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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning a notice regarding repayment of a buyout prior to re-employment with the Federal Government.
Tax Treatment of Qualified Retirement Plan Payment of Accident or Health Insurance Premiums; Correction
Document Number: 2014-14989
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9665) that were published in the Federal Register on Monday, May 12, 2014 (79 FR 26838) clarifying the rules regarding the tax treatment of payments by qualified retirement plans for accident or health insurance. The final regulations set forth the general rule under section 402(a) that amounts held in a qualified plan that are used to pay accident or health insurance premiums are taxable distributions unless described in certain statutory exemptions. The final regulations do not extend this result to arrangements under which amounts are used to pay premiums for disability insurance that replaces retirement plan contributions in the event of a participant's disability. These regulations affect sponsors, administrators, participants, and beneficiaries of qualified retirement plans.
Guidelines for the Streamlined Process of Applying for Recognition of Section 501(c)(3) Status
Document Number: 2014-15624
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-02
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 regulations that provide guidance to organizations that seek recognition of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The final and temporary regulations amend current regulations to allow the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to adopt a streamlined application process that certain organizations may use to apply for recognition of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3). The text of those temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations.
Guidelines for the Streamlined Process of Applying for Recognition of Section 501(c)(3) Status
Document Number: 2014-15623
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final and temporary regulations that provide guidance to eligible organizations seeking recognition of tax- exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The final and temporary regulations amend current regulations to allow the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to adopt a streamlined application process that eligible organizations may use to apply for recognition of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3). The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of the proposed regulations (REG-110948-14) set forth in the notice of proposed rulemaking on this subject in the Proposed Rules section in this issue of the Federal Register.
Longevity Annuity Contracts
Document Number: 2014-15524
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to the use of longevity annuity contracts in tax-qualified defined contribution plans under section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code), section 403(b) plans, individual retirement annuities and accounts (IRAs) under section 408, and eligible governmental plans under section 457(b). These regulations will provide the public with guidance necessary to comply with the required minimum distribution rules under section 401(a)(9) applicable to an IRA or a plan that holds a longevity annuity contract. The regulations will affect individuals for whom a longevity annuity contract is purchased under these plans and IRAs (and their beneficiaries), sponsors and administrators of these plans, trustees and custodians of these plans and IRAs, and insurance companies that issue longevity annuity contracts under these plans and IRAs.
Withholding of Tax on Certain U.S. Source Income Paid to Foreign Persons, Information Reporting and Backup Withholding on Payments Made to Certain U.S. Persons, and Portfolio Interest Treatment; Correction
Document Number: 2014-15466
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final and temporary regulations (TD 9658), which were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, March 6, 2014 (79 FR 12726). The regulations relate to the withholding of tax on certain U.S. source income paid to foreign persons, information reporting and backup withholding with respect to payments made to certain U.S. persons, and portfolio interest paid to nonresident alien individuals and foreign corporations.
Regulations Relating to Information Reporting by Foreign Financial Institutions and Withholding on Certain Payments to Foreign Financial Institutions and Other Foreign Entities; Correction
Document Number: 2014-15465
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final and temporary regulations (TD 9657), which were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, March 6, 2014 (79 FR 12812). The regulations relate to information reporting by foreign financial institutions (FFIs) with respect to U.S. accounts and withholding on certain payments to FFIs and other foreign entities.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-15451
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-01
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 safe harbor for valuation under section 475.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5305A-SEP
Document Number: 2014-15450
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-01
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 salary reduction simplified employee pension-individual retirement accounts contribution agreement.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8027 and 8027-T
Document Number: 2014-15449
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-01
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 employer's annual information return of tip income and allocated tips and transmittal of employer's annual information return of tip income and allocated tips.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 990-EZ
Document Number: 2014-15444
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-01
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 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2014-15439
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-01
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 certain transfers of property to Regulated Investment Companies (RICs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 1040-PR and 1040-SS
Document Number: 2014-15438
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-01
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 1040-PR, Planilla para la Declaraci[oacute]n de la Contribuci[oacute]n Federal sobre el Trabajo por Cuenta Propia (Incluyendo el Cr[eacute]dito Tributario Adicional por Hijos para Residentes Bona Fide de Puerto Rico) and Form 1040-SS, U.S. Self- Employment Tax Return (Including the Additional Child Tax Credit for Bona Fide Residents of Puerto Rico)