Internal Revenue Service November 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Publication of the Tier 2 Tax Rates
Document Number: 2016-28747
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Publication of the tier 2 tax rates for calendar year 2017 as required by section 3241(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 3241). Tier 2 taxes on railroad employees, employers, and employee representatives are one source of funding for benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act.
Dollar-Value LIFO Regulations: Inventory Price Index Computation (IPIC) Method Pools
Document Number: 2016-28375
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that relate to the establishment of dollar-value last-in, first-out (LIFO) inventory pools by certain taxpayers that use the inventory price index computation (IPIC) pooling method. The proposed regulations provide rules regarding the proper pooling of manufactured or processed goods and wholesale or retail (resale) goods. The proposed regulations would affect taxpayers who use the IPIC pooling method and whose inventory for a trade or business consists of manufactured or processed goods and resale goods.
Update to Minimum Present Value Requirements for Defined Benefit Plan Distributions
Document Number: 2016-27907
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-25
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations providing guidance relating to the minimum present value requirements applicable to certain defined benefit pension plans. These proposed regulations would provide guidance on changes made by the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and would provide other modifications to these rules as well. These regulations would affect participants, beneficiaries, sponsors, and administrators of defined benefit pension plans. This document also provides a notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations.
Fractions Rule
Document Number: 2016-27105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-23
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations relating to the application of section 514(c)(9)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to partnerships that hold debt-financed real property and have one or more (but not all) qualified tax-exempt organization partners within the meaning of section 514(c)(9)(C). The proposed regulations amend the current regulations under section 514(c)(9)(E) to allow certain allocations resulting from specified common business practices to comply with the rules under section 514(c)(9)(E). These regulations affect partnerships with qualified tax-exempt organization partners and their partners.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2016-27906
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
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 tax on certain foreign procurement.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8453-R
Document Number: 2016-27905
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
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-R, Declaration and Signature for Electronic Filing of Forms 8947 and 8963.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2016-27612
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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 requirements for investments to qualify under section 936(d)(4) as investments in qualified Caribbean Basin countries.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8879-EO
Document Number: 2016-27611
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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 8879-EO, IRS e-file Signature Authorization for an Exempt Organization.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8453-EO
Document Number: 2016-27610
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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-EO, Exempt Organization Declaration and Signature for Electronic Filing.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 8821 and 8821-A
Document Number: 2016-27609
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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 8821, Tax Information Authorization and Form 8821-A, IRS Disclosure Authorization for Victims of Identity Theft.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2016-27608
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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, Special Lien for Estate Taxes Deferred Under Section 6166 or 6166A.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8855
Document Number: 2016-27607
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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 8855, Election To Treat a Qualified Revocable Trust as Party of an Estate.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2016-27606
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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 Arbitrage Restrictions on Tax-Exempt Bonds.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2016-27605
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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, INTL-952-86 (Final-TD 8410), Allocation and Apportionment of Interest Expense and Certain Other Expenses.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2016-27601
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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 consolidated groups and controlled groups-intercompany transactions and related rules, and consolidated groups-intercompany transactions and related rules.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4952
Document Number: 2016-27589
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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 4952, Investment Interest Expense Deduction.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2016-27588
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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 T.D. 8124, Certain Elections Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 926
Document Number: 2016-27587
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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 926, Return by a U.S. Transferor of Property to a Foreign Corporation.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2016-27586
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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, Requirements to Ensure Collection of Section 2056A Estate Tax.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2004-19
Document Number: 2016-27585
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-17
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 Revenue Procedure 2004-19, Probable or Prospective Reserves Safe Harbor.
Liabilities Recognized as Recourse Partnership Liabilities Under Section 752; Correction
Document Number: 2016-27517
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final and temporary regulations (TD 9788) that were published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (81 FR 69282). The final and temporary regulations provide rules concerning how liabilities are allocated for purposes of section 707 of the Internal Revenue Code and when certain obligations are recognized for purposes of determining whether a liability is a recourse partnership liability under section 752.
Liabilities Recognized as Recourse Partnership Liabilities Under Section 752; Correction
Document Number: 2016-27516
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-17
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final and temporary regulations (TD 9788) that were published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (81 FR 69282). The final and temporary regulations provide rules concerning how liabilities are allocated for purposes of section 707 of the Internal Revenue Code and when certain obligations are recognized for purposes of determining whether a liability is a recourse partnership liability under section 752.
Section 707 Regarding Disguised Sales, Generally; Correction
Document Number: 2016-27515
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-16
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9787) that were published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (81 FR 69291). The final regulations are under sections 707 and 752 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Removal of the 36-Month Non-Payment Testing Period Rule
Document Number: 2016-27160
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that remove the rule that a deemed discharge of indebtedness for which a Form 1099-C, ``Cancellation of Debt,'' must be filed occurs at the expiration of a 36-month non-payment testing period. The Treasury Department and the IRS are concerned that the rule creates confusion for taxpayers and does not increase tax compliance by debtors or provide the IRS with valuable third-party information that may be used to ensure taxpayer compliance. The final regulations affect certain financial institutions and governmental entities.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2016-27113
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
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 capitalization of certain policy acquisition expenses.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2016-27111
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
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 nonbank trustees.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1099-INT
Document Number: 2016-27110
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
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 1099-INT, Interest Income.
Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G
Document Number: 2016-27108
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This notice is provided in accordance with IRC section 6039G of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996, as amended. This listing contains the name of each individual losing United States citizenship (within the meaning of section 877(a) or 877A) with respect to whom the Secretary received information during the quarter ending September 30, 2016. For purposes of this listing, long-term residents, as defined in section 877(e)(2), are treated as if they were citizens of the United States who lost citizenship.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1098-E
Document Number: 2016-27104
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
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 1098-E, Student Loan Interest Statement.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2016-27103
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
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 TD 8449, Election, Revocation, Termination, and Tax Effect of Subchapter S Status.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2016-27102
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
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 revised regulations concerning section 403(b) tax- sheltered annuity contracts.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2016-47
Document Number: 2016-27100
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
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 Revenue Procedure 2016-47, Waiver of 60-Day Rollover Requirement.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 13614-C
Document Number: 2016-27099
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
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 13614-C, Interview and Intake Sheet.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 970
Document Number: 2016-27098
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
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 970, Application To Use LIFO Inventory Method.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 990-N
Document Number: 2016-27097
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-10
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-N, Electronic Filing System (e-Postcard) for Tax-Exempt Organizations not Required To file Form 990 or 990-EZ.
Credit for Increasing Research Activities; Correction
Document Number: 2016-26522
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-03
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9786) that were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (81 FR 68299). The final regulations provided guidance regarding the application of the credit for increasing research activities.
United States Property Held by Controlled Foreign Corporations in Transactions Involving Partnerships; Rents and Royalties Derived in the Active Conduct of a Trade or Business
Document Number: 2016-26425
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-03
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations that provide rules regarding the treatment as United States property of property held by a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) in connection with certain transactions involving partnerships. In addition, the final regulations provide rules for determining whether a CFC is considered to derive rents and royalties in the active conduct of a trade or business for purposes of determining foreign personal holding company income (FPHCI), as well as rules for determining whether a CFC holds United States property as a result of certain related party factoring transactions. This document finalizes proposed regulations, and withdraws temporary regulations, published on September 2, 2015. It also finalizes proposed regulations, and withdraws temporary regulations, published on June 14, 1988. The final regulations affect United States shareholders of CFCs.
United States Property Held by Controlled Foreign Corporations Through Partnerships With Special Allocations
Document Number: 2016-26424
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-03
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that provide rules regarding the determination of the amount of United States property treated as held by a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) through a partnership. The proposed regulations affect United States shareholders of CFCs.
Treatment of Related Person Factoring Income; Certain Investments in United States Property; and Stock Redemptions Through Related Corporations
Document Number: 2016-26423
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-03
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document withdraws portions of a notice of proposed rulemaking (INTL-49-86, subsequently converted to REG-209001-86) published in the Federal Register (53 FR 22186) on June 14, 1988, (the 1988 NPRM). The withdrawn portions relate to stock redemptions through related corporations, the application of section 956 to United States property indirectly held by a controlled foreign corporation (CFC), and certain related party factoring transactions, as well as the definition of the term ``obligation'' for purposes of section 956.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee: Correction
Document Number: 2016-26383
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In the Federal Register notice that was originally published on October 11, 2016 (Volume 81, Number 196, Page 70277) the date will be changed from Wednesday, November 23, 2016 to Wednesday, November 16, 2016.