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Weekly IRS Roundup May 27 – May 31, 2024

Check out our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of May 27, 2024 – May 31, 2024.

May 28, 2024: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2024-22, which includes the following:

  • Revenue Procedure 2024-25, which provides the inflation-adjusted limits related to health savings accounts and high deductible health plans under 223 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) for calendar year 2025.
  • Treasury Decision 9995, which provides final regulations on clean vehicle tax credits under Code § 25E and 30D for the purchase of qualifying new and previously owned clean vehicles and the transfer and receipt of previously owned clean vehicle credits, effective July 5, 2024.
  • Treasury Decision 9996, which provides final regulations on obtaining extensions for allocating generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemptions and making specific GST-related elections for individuals and estates that did not make timely allocations or elections. By obtaining an extension, the effective date of a taxpayer’s GST-related election or allocation may date back to the original transfer date.

May 28, 2024: The IRS reminded US citizens and resident aliens abroad, including those with dual citizenship or on duty in the military, to file their 2023 federal income tax return by June 17, 2024.

May 28, 2024: The IRS announced that the application portal for the 2024 Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit Program, which increases the amount of energy investment tax credits for clean energy investments in low-income communities and on Native American land, is open for submissions.

May 29, 2024: The IRS released proposed regulations on the new technology-neutral clean electricity production tax credit in Code § 45Y and the clean electricity investment tax credit in Code § 48E, which are available for projects placed in service after December 31, 2024. The regulations provide rules for calculating greenhouse gas emissions rates, petitioning for provisional emissions rates and determining eligibility for these credits.

May 29, 2024: The IRS reminded taxpayers that certain common summertime activities, such as part-time work, business travel and home improvements, may result in tax benefits and reporting requirements.

May 30, 2024: The IRS announced that Direct File, a tax preparation program that allows eligible taxpayers to file their federal income tax returns for free directly through the IRS, will become a permanent option beginning in the 2025 filing season.

May 30, 2024: The IRS announced Fumino (Fumi) Tamaki as its new Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer.

May 31, 2024: The IRS issued Notice 2024-49, which provides the registration requirements for the Code § 45Z Clean Fuel Production Credit for clean fuels produced beginning January 1, 2025. The IRS urges qualifying fuel producers to register by July 15, 2024, since, among other requirements, fuel producers seeking to claim the credit must be registered at the time the fuel is produced.


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Weekly IRS Roundup April 10 – April 14, 2023

Check out our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of April 10, 2023 – April 14, 2023.

April 10, 2023: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2023-15, which highlights the following:

  • Revenue Procedure 2023-20: This revenue procedure modifies the effective date of additions to the taxable substances or chemicals list under Section 4672(a). Specifically, this revenue procedure changes the date on which substances are added to the list for purposes of refund claims under Section 4662(e).
  • Notice 2023-27: This notice announces that the US Department of the Treasury and the IRS intend to issue guidance related to the tax treatment of certain non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The guidance requests comments on the treatment of NFTs as collectibles and describes how the IRS intends to determine whether an NFT is a collectible until further guidance is issued.
  • Notice 2023-28: This notice extends temporary relief regarding deposits of the excise tax imposed on certain chemicals under Section 4661 and the excise tax imposed on certain imported chemical substances under Section 4671 (collectively, Superfund chemical taxes). The extended relief is available in connection with deposits of the Superfund chemical taxes for semimonthly periods in the second, third and fourth calendar quarters of 2023.
  • REG-120653-22: These proposed regulations implement the advanced manufacturing investment credit, a new current-year business tax credit under Section 48D to incentivize the manufacture of semiconductors and semiconductor manufacturing equipment within the United States. The regulations address the credit’s eligibility requirements, an election that eligible taxpayers may make to be treated as making a payment of tax (including an overpayment of tax) or for an eligible partnership or S corporation to receive an elective payment instead of claiming a credit, and a special 10-year credit recapture rule that applies if there is a significant transaction involving the material expansion of semiconductor manufacturing capacity in a foreign country of concern.
  • Revenue Ruling 2023-7: This revenue ruling provides the fringe benefits aircraft valuation formula. For purposes of Section 1.61-21(g) of the regulations, relating to the rule for valuing non-commercial flights on employer-provided aircrafts, the Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) cents-per-mile rates and terminal charge in effect for the first half of 2023 are as follows:

April 10, 2023: The IRS released Tax Tip 2023-47, providing guidance on when to file an amended income tax return.

April 10, 2023: The IRS and the Treasury issued Notice 2023-30, providing safe harbor deed language for extinguishment and boundary line adjustment clauses as required by the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022. Section 605(d)(2) provides donors with the opportunity to amend certain conservation easement deeds to substitute the [...]

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