Internal Revenue Service December 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-28040
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning changes in periods of accounting.
Exclusion of Foreign Currency Gain or Loss Related to Business Needs From Foreign Personal Holding Company Income; Mark-to-Market Method of Accounting for Section 988 Transactions; Correction
Document Number: 2017-27865
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to the proposed regulations (REG-119514-15) that were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The proposed regulations provide guidance on the treatment of foreign currency gain or loss of a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) under the business needs exclusion from foreign personal holding company income (FPHCI). The proposed regulations also provide an election for a taxpayer to use a mark-to-market method of accounting for foreign currency gain or loss attributable to section 988 transactions. In addition, the proposed regulations permit the controlling United States shareholders of a CFC to automatically revoke certain elections concerning the treatment of foreign currency gain or loss.
Treatment of Transactions in Which Federal Financial Assistance Is Provided; Correction
Document Number: 2017-27863
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9825) that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, October 19, 2017. The final regulations are under section 597 of the Internal Revenue Code. These final regulations amend existing regulations that address the federal income tax treatment of transactions in which federal financial assistance is provided to banks and domestic building and loan associations, and they clarify the federal income tax consequences of those transactions to banks, domestic building and loan associations, and related parties.
Treatment of Transactions in Which Federal Financial Assistance Is Provided; Correction
Document Number: 2017-27862
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9825) that were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, October 19, 2017. The final regulations are under section 597 of the Internal Revenue Code. These final regulations amend existing regulations that address the federal income tax treatment of transactions in which federal financial assistance is provided to banks and domestic building and loan associations, and they clarify the federal income tax consequences of those transactions to banks, domestic building and loan associations, and related parties.
Notice of Intent To Re-Establish the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-27457
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service intends to re-establish the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee for a period of one year. The final conference report for the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 (H.R. 3299) recommended that the Internal Revenue Service establish a federal advisory committee to discuss improvement to the information reporting program (IRP). The first IRPAC was created in 1991. The IRPAC is the only advisory committee designed to focus on information reporting issues. IRPAC members usually come from the tax professional community, small and large businesses, financial institutions, state tax administration agencies, colleges and universities, and securities and payroll organizations. Specific subject matter and technical expertise in information reporting administration issues, such as knowledge and expertise in producing and using information reporting returns, are generally required to accomplish the tasks of the IRPAC.
Exclusion of Foreign Currency Gain or Loss Related to Business Needs From Foreign Personal Holding Company Income; Mark-to-Market Method of Accounting for Section 988 Transactions
Document Number: 2017-27320
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance on the treatment of foreign currency gain or loss of a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) under the business needs exclusion from foreign personal holding company income (FPHCI). The proposed regulations also provide an election for a taxpayer to use a mark-to- market method of accounting for foreign currency gain or loss attributable to section 988 transactions. In addition, the proposed regulations permit the controlling United States shareholders of a CFC to automatically revoke certain elections concerning the treatment of foreign currency gain or loss. The proposed regulations affect taxpayers and United States shareholders of CFCs that engage in transactions giving rise to foreign currency gain or loss under section 988 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-27319
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information returns of U.S. persons with respect to foreign disregarded entities, and transactions between foreign disregarded entity of a foreign tax owner and the filer on other related entities.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-27318
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to continuation coverage requirements application to group health plans.
Centralized Partnership Audit Regime: Rules for Election Under Sections 6226 and 6227, Including Rules for Tiered Partnership Structures, and Administrative and Procedural Provisions
Document Number: 2017-27071
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-19
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 pass-through partners take into account adjustments under the alternative to payment of the imputed underpayment described in section 6226 and under rules similar to section 6226 when a partnership files an administrative adjustment request under section 6227. To make corresponding changes, these proposed regulations amend portions of the previously proposed regulations under sections 6226 and 6227. Additionally, these proposed regulations provide rules regarding assessment and collection, penalties and interest, and period of limitations under the new centralized partnership audit regime. The proposed regulations also address the rules for seeking judicial review of partnership adjustments.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-26877
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. IRS is soliciting comments concerning Limitations on Net Operating Loss Carryforwards and Certain Built-in Losses and Credits Following.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-26876
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. IRS is soliciting comments concerning Rulings and determination letters.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-26630
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning the notification requirement for transfer of partnership interest in electing investment partnership.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-26629
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning the statement of liability of lender, surety, or other person for withholding taxes.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-26628
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning the statement of liability of lender, surety, or other person for withholding taxes.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-26179
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. IRS is soliciting comments concerning Automatic Contribution Arrangements.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-26178
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning collection requirements related to disclosure of relative values of optional forms of benefit.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 720X
Document Number: 2017-26177
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 720X, Amended Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-26175
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to certain asset transfers to a tax exempt entity.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8302
Document Number: 2017-26174
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8302, Electronic Deposit of Tax Refund of $1 Million or More.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request for the IRS Taxpayer Burden Surveys
Document Number: 2017-26117
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning the 2016, 2017 and 2018 IRS Taxpayer Burden Surveys.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-26115
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-05
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. IRS is soliciting comments concerning Payout Requirements for Type III Supporting Organizations that are not Functionally Integrated.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 5498-QA and1099-QA
Document Number: 2017-26005
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 5498-QA, ABLE Account Contribution Information, and Form 1099-QA, Distributions from ABLE Accounts.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-26004
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning limitations on corporate net operating loss carryforwards.
Advisory Group to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue; Renewal of Charter
Document Number: 2017-26003
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
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 one year beginning November 24, 2017.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2017-26002
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-04
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 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 information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning New Markets Tax Credit.