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Weekly IRS Roundup December 25 – December 29, 2023

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, [...]

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Weekly IRS Roundup November 20 – November 24, 2023

Check out our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of November 20, 2023 – November 24, 2023.

November 20, 2023: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2023-47, which includes the following:

  • Announcement 2023-32 announces the Office of Professional Responsibility’s recent disciplinary sanctions on certain lawyers, certified public accountants, enrolled agents, enrolled actuaries, enrolled retirement plan agents, appraisers and unenrolled/unlicensed return preparers.
  • Announcement 2023-33 revokes § 501(c)(3) determinations for certain organizations and stipulates that contributions made to the organizations by individual donors are no longer deductible under § 170(b)(1)(A).
  • Notice 2023-75 provides adjusted 2024 limitations on benefits and contributions under § 415(d) qualified retirement plans.
  • Proposed regulations that address the fees established by the No Surprises Act for the Federal Independent Dispute Resolution process.
  • Proposed regulations that notate the extended commentary period from October 2, 2023, to October 17, 2023, for the proposed rules entitled, “Requirements Related to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act,” which were published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2023.

November 21, 2023: The IRS released Notice 2023-74, announcing that the new $600 Form 1099-K reporting threshold requirement for third-party settlement organizations for calendar year 2023 is delayed. The IRS is also planning a threshold of $5,000 for 2024 to phase in implementation. Fact Sheet 2023-27 provides additional details.

November 21, 2023: The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2023-37, which sets forth rules for Qualified Pre-approved Plans and § 403(b) Pre-approved Plans. The rules consolidate and conform prior revenue procedures with respect to the pre-approved plans.

November 22, 2023: The IRS reminded low- and moderate-income taxpayers that they can save for retirement now and potentially earn the Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, also known as the Saver’s Credit, in 2024 and the years ahead.

November 22, 2023: The IRS published 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 Internal Revenue Code § 48. Comments must be received by January 22, 2024.

November 24, 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.




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Weekly IRS Roundup December 28, 2020 – January 8, 2021

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the weeks of December 28, 2020 – January 8, 2021. Additionally, for continuing updates on the tax impact of COVID-19, please visit our resource page here.

December 29, 2020: The IRS released Revenue Procedure 21-09 providing a procedure for a trade or business that manages or operates a qualified residential living facility to elect to be treated as a real property trade or business for purposes of section 163(j).

December 31, 2020: The IRS issued Notice 21-05 clarifying and modifying the beginning of construction requirement for qualified facility and energy property projects under sections 45 and 48.

December 31, 2020: The IRS released its weekly list of written determinations (e.g., Private Letter Rulings, Technical Advice Memorandums and Chief Counsel Advice).

December 31, 2020: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2021-1, dated January 4, 2021, containing the following highlights: Rev. Proc. 2021-1 (Administrative); Rev. Proc. 2021-2 (Administrative); Rev. Proc. 2021-3 (Administrative); Rev. Proc. 2021-4 (Employee Plans); Rev. Proc. 2021-5 (Exempt Organizations); and Rev. Proc. 2021-7 (Income Tax).

January 4, 2021: The IRS issued Notice 21-07 providing temporary relief for employers and employees using the automobile lease valuation rule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

January 5, 2021: The IRS issued Revenue Procedure 21-08 modifying Revenue Procedure 2021-5 to provide that the exclusive means of submitting Form 1024-A, after the 90-day transition relief period, is through the electronic submission process.

January 5, 2021: The IRS issued Revenue Procedure 21-10 providing procedures for issuers of tax-advantaged bonds who received adverse determinations by the Office of Tax Exempt Bonds to request an administrative appeal from the Independent Office of Appeals.

January 5, 2021: The IRS released TD 9943 containing the final regulations under section 163(j) related to the limitation on the deduction for business interest expense.

January 6, 2021: The IRS issued Revenue Ruling 21-02 declaring Notice 2020-32 and Rev. Rul. 2020-27, both of which provided that certain taxpayers could not deduct expenses related to loans forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program, as obsolete.

January 6, 2021: The IRS released TD 9944 containing the final regulations under section 45Q related to the credit for carbon oxide sequestration.

January 7, 2021: The IRS released TD 9945 containing the final regulations under section 1061 related to the characterization of gains for taxpayers directly or indirectly holding applicable partnership interests in connection with the performance of substantial services.

January 8, 2021: The IRS released its weekly list of written determinations (e.g., Private Letter Rulings, Technical Advice Memorandums and Chief Counsel Advice).

January 8, 2021: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2021-2, dated January 11, 2021, containing the following highlights: TD 9940 (Administrative); Notice 2021-03 (Employee Plans); Notice 2021-04 (Excise [...]

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