Internal Revenue Service March 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2018-06513
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
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 qualified separate lines of business.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee
Document Number: 2018-06512
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee will conduct an open meeting and will solicit public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee
Document Number: 2018-06510
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Communications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee
Document Number: 2018-06509
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Special Projects Committee
Document Number: 2018-06502
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Special Projects Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee
Document Number: 2018-06501
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Notices and Correspondence Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Effective Dates and Other Issues Arising Under the Employee Benefit Provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1984
Document Number: 2018-06499
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
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 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to the guidance provided relating to the effective dates and other issues arising under the Employee Benefit Provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1984.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Claims for Credit or Refund by Tax Return Preparers or Appraisers
Document Number: 2018-06493
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
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 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to the application for a claim for credit or refund by tax return preparers or appraisers
Certain Non-Government Attorneys Not Authorized To Participate in Examinations of Books and Witnesses as a Section 6103(n) Contractor
Document Number: 2018-06242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations to amend regulations under section 7602(a) of the Internal Revenue Code relating to administrative proceedings. Current regulations permit any person authorized to receive returns and return information under section 6103(n) and the regulations thereunder to receive and review summoned books, papers, and other data, and, in the presence and under the guidance of an IRS officer or employee, participate fully in the interview of a witness in a summons interview. These proposed regulations significantly narrow the scope of the current regulations by excluding non-government attorneys from receiving summoned books, papers, records, or other data or from participating in the interview of a witness summoned by the IRS to provide testimony under oath, with a limited exception. These proposed regulations affect taxpayers involved in a federal tax examination and other persons whose books and records or testimony are sought to be examined by the IRS under section 7602(a).
Allocation of Controlled Group Research Credit
Document Number: 2018-06241
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations relating to the allocation of the credit for increasing research activities (research credit) to corporations and trades or businesses under common control (controlled groups). This document also contains final regulations relating to the allocation of the railroad track maintenance credit and the election for a reduced research credit.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 990-BL and Form 6069.
Document Number: 2018-06239
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 990-BL, Information and Initial Excise Tax Return for Black Lung Benefit Trusts and Certain Related Persons, and Form 6069, Return of Excise Tax on Excess Contributions to Black Lung Benefit Trust Under Section 4953 and Computation of Section 192 Deduction.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2018-06237
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
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 international boycott report.
Credit for Indian Coal Production and Inflation Adjustment Factor for Calendar Year 2017
Document Number: 2018-06236
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The 2017 inflation adjustment factor is used in determining the availability of the credit for Indian coal production under section 45. Section 40408 of Division A of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 extends the credit period for the Indian coal production credit from an 11-year period beginning on January 1, 2006, to a 12-year period beginning on January 1, 2006. This provision is effective for coal produced in the United States or a possession thereof after December 31, 2016.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4506
Document Number: 2018-06234
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return.
Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC); Nominations
Document Number: 2018-06232
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requesting applications from individuals with experience in cybersecurity and information security, tax software development, tax preparation, payroll and tax financial product processing, systems management and improvement, implementation of customer service initiatives, public administration, and consumer advocacy to be considered for selection as members of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). Nominations should describe and document the proposed member's qualification for ETAAC membership, including the applicant's knowledge of regulations and the applicant's past or current affiliations and dealings with the particular tax segment or segments of the community that the applicant wishes to represent on the committee. Applications will be accepted for current vacancies from qualified individuals and from professional and public interest groups that wish to have representation on ETAAC. Submissions must include an application and resume. ETAAC provides continuing input into the development and implementation of the IRS organizational strategy for electronic tax administration. The ETAAC will provide an organized public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues such as prevention of identity theft-related refund fraud in support of the overriding goal that paperless filing should be the preferred and most convenient method of filing tax and information returns. The ETAAC members will convey the public's perceptions of IRS electronic tax administration activities, offer constructive observations about current or proposed policies, programs and procedures, and suggest improvements. This is a volunteer position and members will serve three-year terms on the ETAAC to allow for a rotation in membership which ensures that different perspectives are represented. Travel expenses within government guidelines will be reimbursed. In accordance with Department of Treasury Directive 21-03, a clearance process including fingerprints, annual tax checks, a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal check and a practitioner check with the Office of Professional Responsibility will be conducted.
Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
Document Number: 2018-06224
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Members.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee
Document Number: 2018-06222
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Employers' Identification Numbers
Document Number: 2018-05930
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-23
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 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to the application for an employer identification number.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2018-05556
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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 application procedures for qualified intermediary status under final qualified intermediary withholding agreement.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1028
Document Number: 2018-05555
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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 Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 521 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8896
Document Number: 2018-05549
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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 Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Production Credit.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8717
Document Number: 2018-05538
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8717, User Fee for Employee Plan Determination Letter Request.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8932
Document Number: 2018-05534
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8932, Credit for Employer Differential Wage Payments.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1099-G
Document Number: 2018-05521
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-05520
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8820.
Document Number: 2018-05518
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8820, Orphan Drug Credit.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4810
Document Number: 2018-05516
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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 Request for Prompt Assessment Under Internal Revenue Code Section 6501(d).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8621
Document Number: 2018-05515
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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 Return by a Shareholder of a Passive Foreign Investment Company or Qualified Electing Fund.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2018-05513
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning cooperative housing corporations.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 3949-A
Document Number: 2018-05512
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
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 Information Referral.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Qualified Lessee Construction Allowances for Short-Term Leases
Document Number: 2018-05305
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-15
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 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to qualified lessee construction allowances for short-term leases.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Rules Relating to Registration
Document Number: 2018-05304
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-15
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 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. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements related to the rules relating to registration under section 4101.
Allocation of Mortgage Insurance Premiums; Correction
Document Number: 2018-05011
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9588) that were published in the Federal Register on Monday, May 7, 2012. The final regulations are related to allocate prepaid qualified mortgage insurance premiums to determine the amount of the prepaid premium that is treated as qualified residence interest each taxable year.
Disclosure of Returns and Return Information in Connection With Written Contracts or Agreements for the Acquisition of Property or Services for Tax Administration Purposes
Document Number: 2018-04971
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-13
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations under section 6103(n) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to authorize the Department of State to disclose returns and return information to its contractors who assist the Department of State in carrying out its responsibilities under section 32101 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The FAST Act requires the IRS to notify the Department of State of certified seriously delinquent tax debts, and the Department of State procures services from outside contractors in connection with carrying out its responsibilities under the FAST Act.
Balanced System for Measuring Organizational and Employee Performance Within the Internal Revenue Service
Document Number: 2018-04231
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-07
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations regarding management and personnel within the IRS. The final regulations relate to the ``employee satisfaction measures'' utilized by the IRS in its Balanced System for Measuring Organizational and Employee Performance. These regulations affect internal operations of the IRS and the systems employed to evaluate the performance of organizations within the IRS and individuals employed by the IRS.
Advisory Group to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2018-04548
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Charter for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Committee (TAP), has been renewed for a two-year period beginning February 27, 2018.
Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC)
Document Number: 2018-04452
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury
The charter for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) was renewed on February 27, 2018, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8453-FE, Form 8453-EMP, 8879-F and Form 8879-EMP
Document Number: 2018-04451
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
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 8453-FE, U.S. Estate or Trust Declaration and Signature for an IRS e-file Return; Form 8453-EMP, Employment Tax Declaration for an IRS e-file Return; 8879-F, IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Form 1041 and Form 8879-EMP, IRS e-file Signature Authorization for Forms 940, 940-PR, 941, 941-PR, 941-SS, 943, 943-PR, 944, and 945.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2018-04450
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
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 guidance necessary to facilitate business electronic filing under section 1561, guidance necessary to facilitate business electronic filing and reduction, guidance necessary to facilitate business election filing; finalization of controlled group qualification rules, and limitations on the importation of net built-in Losses.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's Special Projects Committee; Change
Document Number: 2018-04296
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
In the Federal Register notice that was originally published on February 21, 2018, (Volume 83, Number 35, Page 7554) the meeting location has changed from Dallas, Texas to Houston, Texas. The meeting will take place in Houston, Texas on Monday, March 19, 2018 and Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Project Committee
Document Number: 2018-04295
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's Taxpayer Assistance Center Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
Document Number: 2018-04232
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
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 performance and quality for small wind energy property.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request on Information Collection Tools Relating to IRS Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2018-04100
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-01
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 IRS Customer Satisfaction Surveys.