Internal Revenue Service February 15, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Eliminating Unnecessary Tax Regulations
Document Number: 2018-02918
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-15
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Pursuant to the policies stated in Executive Orders 13777 and 13789 (the executive orders), the Treasury Department and the IRS conducted a review of existing regulations, with the goal of reducing regulatory burden for taxpayers by revoking or revising existing tax regulations that meet the criteria set forth in the executive orders. This notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to streamline IRS regulations by removing 298 regulations that are no longer necessary because they do not have any current or future applicability under the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and by amending 79 regulations to reflect the proposed removal of the 298 regulations. The proposed removal and amendment of these regulations may affect various categories of taxpayers.