Weekly IRS Roundup December 25 – December 29, 2023

By and on January 2, 2024

Check out our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of December 25, 2023 – December 29, 2023.

December 26, 2023: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2023-52, which includes the following:

  • Revenue Procedure 2023-39, which provides specifications for the private printing of red ink and black-and-white substitutes for the August 2023 revisions of Forms W-2c and W-3c. This revenue procedure supersedes Revenue Procedure 2016-20.
  • Notice 2023-79, which sets forth the 2023 Required Amendments List. The list applies to both individually designed plans under § 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and individually designed plans that satisfy the requirements of § 403(b).
  • Announcement 2023-35, which revokes § 501(c)(3) determinations for certain organization(s) and stipulates that contributions made to the organization(s) by individual donors are no longer deductible under § 170(b)(1)(A).
  • Notice 2023-80, which announces the intention to issue proposed regulations that address the application of the foreign tax credit (FTC) and dual consolidated losses in relation to the Global Anti-Base Erosion (GloBE) Model Rules. The notice also (i) extends the temporary relief period described in Notice 2023-55 for determining whether a foreign tax is eligible for an FTC pursuant to §§ 901 and 903 and (ii) addresses the application of the temporary relief with respect to partnerships and their partners.
  • Proposed regulations that would amend existing regulations related to the energy credit for the taxable year in which eligible energy property is placed in service pursuant to § 48. The proposed regulations also withdraw and repropose portions of previously proposed regulations regarding the increased energy credit amount available if prevailing wage and registered apprenticeship requirements are met. Comments must be received by January 22, 2024.
  • Revenue Procedure 2023-41, which sets forth the unpaid loss discount factors for the 2023 accident year pursuant to § 846 and prescribes the salvage discount factors for the 2023 accident year pursuant to § 832.

December 26, 2023: The IRS updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in Fact Sheet 2023-29 to provide guidance on the critical mineral and battery component requirements with respect to the New, Previously Owned and Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits. The updates supersede the FAQs previously posted in Fact Sheet 2023-22.

December 28, 2023: The IRS issued Notice 2024-9, which provides how applicable entities can claim the statutory exception to the application of the phaseouts for elective payment projects that begin construction during calendar year 2024 and fail to satisfy the domestic content requirement.

December 28, 2023: The IRS issued proposed regulations that would provide guidance on whether a debt instrument is worthless for US federal income tax purposes pursuant to § 166. Comments must be received by February 26, 2024.

December 28, 2023: The IRS issued Notice 2024-11, which updates the list of treaties that meet the requirements of § 1(h)(11)(C)(i)(II) as it relates to dividends taxed as net capital gain.

December 28, 2023: The IRS issued Notice 2024-16, which announces the intention to issue proposed regulations that would address the treatment of basis in internal restructuring transactions in which a US corporation acquires stock of a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) from another CFC.

December 29, 2023: The IRS issued Notice 2024-13, which announces the intention to issue proposed regulations that implement the product identification number requirement with respect to the energy efficient home improvement credit.

December 29, 2023: The IRS issued Announcement 2024-5, which shares that the US government provided a diplomatic notification to the Republic of Hungary of its termination of the US-Hungary Income Tax Treaty (Convention).[1] For taxes withheld at source with respect to amounts paid or credited and all other taxes, the Convention will cease to effect taxable periods beginning on or after January 1, 2024.

December 29, 2023: The IRS released its weekly list of written determinations (e.g., Private Letter Rulings, Technical Advice Memorandums and Chief Counsel Advice).

Special thanks to John Zhang in our New York office for this week’s roundup.


[1] Officially, the Convention between the government of the United States of America and the government of the Hungarian People’s Republic for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income, in force since 1979.

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