Internal Revenue Service June 8, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Certain Transfers of Property to Regulated Investment Companies [RICs] and Real Estate Investment Trusts [REITs]; Final and Temporary Regulations
Document Number: 2016-13443
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final and temporary regulations effecting the repeal of the General Utilities doctrine by the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and preventing abuse of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. The temporary regulations impose corporate level tax on certain transactions in which property of a C corporation becomes the property of a REIT. The temporary regulations affect RICs, REITs, C corporations the property of which becomes the property of a RIC or a REIT, and their shareholders. The text of these temporary regulations also serves as the text of part of the proposed regulations in the related notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-126452-15) set forth in the Proposed Rules section in this issue of the Federal Register.
Certain Transfers of Property to Regulated Investment Companies [RICs] and Real Estate Investment Trusts [REITs]
Document Number: 2016-13425
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-08
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 effecting the repeal of the General Utilities doctrine by the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The text of those regulations also serves as part of the text of these proposed regulations. These proposed regulations would impose corporate level tax on certain transactions in which property of a C corporation becomes the property of a REIT. The proposed regulations also make an amendment not addressed in the temporary regulations. The proposed regulations affect RICs, REITs, C corporations the property of which becomes the property of a RIC or a REIT, and their shareholders.