Internal Revenue Service November 30, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Publication of the Tier 2 Tax Rates
Document Number: 2017-25741
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Publication of the tier 2 tax rates for calendar year 2018 as required by section 3241(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tier 2 taxes on railroad employees, employers, and employee representatives are one source of funding for benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act.
Centralized Partnership Audit Regime: International Tax Rules
Document Number: 2017-25740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations implementing section 1101 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA), which was enacted into law on November 2, 2015. Section 1101 of the BBA repeals the current rules governing partnership audits and replaces them with a new centralized partnership audit regime that, in general, assesses and collects tax at the partnership level. These proposed regulations provide rules addressing how certain international rules operate in the context of the centralized partnership audit regime, including rules relating to the withholding of tax on foreign persons, withholding of tax to enforce reporting on certain foreign accounts, and the treatment of creditable foreign tax expenditures of a partnership.